Spinach Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

I’ve been wanting to make this salad for a long time because it looks so flavorful and delicious without being too bad for you. I finally had all the ingredients on hand and decided to make it and I...

Peanut Butter Swirl Mini Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Mini Brownies

My son and I wanted to make something special for my daughter’s after school treat today. We finally decided to make peanut butter swirl brownies. I found this recipe on Ezra Pound Cakethat looked delicious but I adapted it...

Turkey Italian Sausage, Kale, and Pasta Soup

Turkey Italian Sausage, Kale, and Pasta Soup

It’s been chilly the last few days here in Oregon and as sad as I am to see the summer go, I am excited for fall to begin. I really love cooking and baking in the cooler weather and...

Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs

Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs

I saw this recipe in my newest Cooking Lightmagazine and I couldn’t wait to make it. It was a simple and quick recipe with very little clean up. The chicken turned out moist, tender, and so flavorful. I toned...

Banana, Coconut, and Pineapple Muffins

Banana, Coconut, and Pineapple Muffins

This recipe was made entirely by my 7 year old daughter. I have to say it was really wonderful to see how confident she is in the kitchen. After setting up the ingredients she asked if she could arrange...

Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini with Parmesan Panko Topping

Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini with Parmesan Panko Topping

I’ve always wanted to stuff zucchini and I thought about all the different ingredients that would make wonderful stuffing. I ultimately decided on what I had on hand which was mushrooms, Parmesan, and panko. I did a quick sauté...

Deluxe Pizza

Deluxe Pizza

I wasn’t in the mood to make a big dinner after a day of back to school shopping. The kids requested pizza so we grabbed some dough and sauce at the store then used ingredients I had on hand...

Honey Mustard Thick Cut Pork Chops

Honey Mustard Thick Cut Pork Chops

I wanted a quick and simple recipe for some thick cut pork chops I bought. I found a recipe on Taste of Home that looked delicious. I love honey and Dijon mustard together, add some garlic, soy sauce, parsley,...

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Salad

I saw a recipe for a delicious Greek style pasta salad over at Cathy’s site, Wives with Knives, that I couldn’t wait to make. I added a few extra ingredients like artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes, fresh basil, and red...

Peasant Omelet with Potatoes, Mushrooms, Bacon, and Cheddar

Peasant Omelet with Potatoes, Mushrooms, Bacon, and Cheddar

When I was growing up there was a restaurant in my town called The Kitchen. It had so many amazing breakfasts but my very favorite was the Peasant Omelet. It was a very thin omelet filled with potatoes, cheese,...