Chicken, Mushrooms and Parmesan with Orzo

Chicken, Mushrooms and Parmesan with Orzo

I am back from a much needed break. We had so much fun visiting with our family, relaxing, reading, playing games, eating and going to the ocean. I cooked a bunch of old favorites that we haven’t had for...

Veggie Quiche with Potato Crust

Veggie Quiche with Potato Crust

I am in love. Truly, in love. I adapted this recipe from one I found on Yellowfish. I used a freshly picked zucchini and tomato from my neighbor Jack’s garden along with other ingredients I had on hand. I...

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Coconut Pecan Brownies

Our friends were coming to our house for dinner. The best part is, I didn’t have to cook. CurriĆ© made chicken pot pie, which is my very favorite of her recipes. The kids and I decided to make a...

Shredded Beef and Sweet Potato Stuffed Chiles

Shredded Beef and Sweet Potato Stuffed Chiles

So these stuffed chiles aren’t the most visually stunning food but they are SO UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS. Seriously, I need to use all caps for how good this dish was. We had friends over for dinner and I wanted to...

Veggie Pizza

Veggie Pizza

I was heading over to a friends house to eat a bit of pizza before going to the movies to watch Julie and Julia. My girlfriend made a pizza for our husbands and children and I made this pizza...

Coleslaw with a Kick

Coleslaw with a Kick

While shopping at Trader Joe’s the other day, we headed over to the sample table. They had this simple yet delicious coleslaw available for tasting. I loved the spicy peanut vinaigrette with the crunchy peanuts and sweet raisins. My...

Chocolate Chip and Walnut Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip and Walnut Zucchini Bread

I got a HUGE zucchini from Jack (my very sweet and generous neighbor) and decided to use it in a zucchini chocolate chip bread. I used whole wheat flour and the last of my Xagave (sugar substitute) to make...

Chicken, Black Bean and Caramelized Red Onion Quesadilla

Chicken, Black Bean and Caramelized Red Onion Quesadilla

I wanted a quick and simple meal that would go well with the fresh avocado and corn salsa that I made. I had leftover roasted chicken to use up so I decided to make quesadillas. I mixed up the...

Avocado and Corn Salsa

Avocado and Corn Salsa

My generous neighbor Jack gave me a bunch of fresh corn and tomatoes from his garden. I was making a Mexican meal for dinner and decided to incorporate the fresh veggies into a salsa. I’ve been seeing a lot...

White Chocolate and Semi Sweet Chocolate Swirl Chip, Coconut, Pecan Cookies

White Chocolate and Semi Sweet Chocolate Swirl Chip, Coconut, Pecan Cookies

The name may be a mouthful but these cookies are absolutely amazing. We were having friends over for dinner and the kids and I decided it would be fun to bake cookies for dessert. I was going to use...