Zucchini and Walnut Muffins

Zucchini and Walnut Muffins

I needed to make an after school snack and after looking through the refrigerator, I decided to make zucchini muffins so I could use up the last bit of zucchini I had. I wanted to make the muffins a...

Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza

I was craving Mexican food (what’s new?) and I had some ground beef to use up so I decided to make a Mexican pizza. These were simple to make and tasted so delicious, I can’t believe I’ve never made...

Banana Coconut Pecan Pancakes

Banana Coconut Pecan Pancakes

My kids love banana pancakes so I decided to throw some coconut and pecans in this time for an extra special breakfast. My daughter and husband really loved them but my son thought they were only okay. I tried...

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

I saw this recipe on La Bella Cookand couldn’t wait to make it. I adapted the recipe a bit to work with the ingredients I had on hand. I have cooked pork tenderloin a million times but I forgot...

Homemade Lemon and Blueberry Pop Tarts

Homemade Lemon and Blueberry Pop Tarts

Well, it’s official… my kids think I am the coolest mom ever. I’ve been wanting to make homemade pop tarts for awhile now. I saw some lemon curd at Trader Joe’s and knew it would make a tasty filling...

Lentil, Kale and Bacon Soup

Lentil, Kale and Bacon Soup

We are having another rainy, windy and dreary day here in Portland which means it’s time for more soup. I grabbed some steamed lentils from Trader Joe’s along with some fresh kale to make a hearty but healthy lentil...

Roasted Asparagus and Steamed Egg on Toast

Roasted Asparagus and Steamed Egg on Toast

I’ve always wanted to try eggs with asparagus on toast so I decided Easter morning would be a perfect time to try it. I thought the combination of flavors and textures was fantastic. It was a really quick and...

Beef Pot Pie with Chive Crust

Beef Pot Pie with Chive Crust

  When I saw this recipe in the newest issue of Cuisine at Home I knew I would make it as soon as possible. One of my very favorite meals is chicken pot pie so I had a feeling...

Roasted Broccoli with Shallots, Pine Nuts and Parmesan

Roasted Broccoli with Shallots, Pine Nuts and Parmesan

I wanted a simple yet hearty side dish to go with the Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs. After looking through my vegetable drawer, I decided on broccoli. It was a very cold and rainy day so I decided to roast the...

Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs

Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs

I adapted a recipe I found in Cooking Light – June 2009. I loved how simple and easy this recipe was to make. The chicken thighs were tender and juicy and the apricot glaze was sweet with a nice...