Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

I was in the mood for Mediterranean flavors so I picked up some chicken thighs and marinated them in some olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and red wine vinegar for a few hours. The meat was tender, juicy,...

Tiffany's Tomatoes

Tiffany’s Tomatoes

Back in 1997 when I first moved to Portland I lived with one of my best friends Tiffany in a small apartment with our two cats. One of our weekly rituals was to come home from work and make...

Creamy Low Fat Buttermilk Basil Dressing

Creamy Low Fat Buttermilk Basil Dressing

We loved the buttermilk dill dressing so much I decided to try making it with fresh basil and parsley this time. I also decided to add a bit of lemon because I love basil and lemon together. It turned...

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

I went to our local farmers market this weekend and picked up some wonderful local fruit and produce, I also finally met Cathy from Wives with Kniveswho was just as lovely as I imagined her to be. It’s been...

Neapolitan Pancakes

Neapolitan Pancakes

Neapolitan (chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla) is one of my favorite flavors of ice cream so I thought I would try making my kids pancakes using those flavors. I normally whip up a batch of healthy pancakes using yogurt and...

Chicken and Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

Chicken and Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

We had avocados that were ripe and ready to use so I whipped up a batch of guacamole to serve with some chicken and roasted pepper quesadillas. I used leftover roasted chicken meat mixed with seasonings, roasted peppers, onion,...

Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil

Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil

This is a quick, healthy, and delicious side dish that goes well with most any main entree. It’s also a great way to use up the vegetables in your refrigerator. I served this dish with the barbecue beef sandwiches...

Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

I am a very happy woman because this recipe turned out fantastic! The beef was really tender and so flavorful. I loved the homemade barbecue sauce, it was sweet, tangy, and so tasty. The French’s fried onions made this...

Strawberry Galette with Homemade Vanilla Whipped Cream

Strawberry Galette with Homemade Vanilla Whipped Cream

I had one pie crust to use up so I decided to bake a strawberry galette with my daughter. It was a fun afternoon cooking with my little sous chef. I think she really liked placing the strawberry slices...

Spicy Sesame Noodles with Roasted Chicken

Spicy Sesame Noodles with Roasted Chicken

I had leftover roasted chicken to use up so I decided to make a spicy sesame noodle dish with chicken, carrots, bell pepper, fresh basil, and cilantro. I made a sesame and soy dressing that made this dish extra...