Black Bean, Green Chile and Caramelized Red Onion Chimichanga

Black Bean, Green Chile and Caramelized Red Onion Chimichanga

This recipe is a new favorite. It’s quick, easy, fairly healthy and so delicious. We had “make your own burrito night” recently – this is my creation. I love the creamy beans with the flavorful chiles and caramelized onion....

Tomato, Basil, Feta and Garlic Pizza

Tomato, Basil, Feta and Garlic Pizza

I was craving a margarita pizza for lunch so my son and I decided to make our own version. We had a great time making lunch together. My son spread the sauce and cheese all over the dough. I...

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

We’ve had friends in town for the week and we’ve been very busy doing a bunch of fun things around Portland, like going to the zoo, checking out Mt. Hood and heading to the coast twice. After a long...

Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

When looking for a tasty salad on the Internet I came across this one from Jehan Can Cook. It sounded perfect. I love all the ingredients and flavors used so I was really excited to try it. It was...

Sugar Snap and Beef Stir Fry

Sugar Snap and Beef Stir Fry

I found this recipe in my newest Cooking Light magazine. I adapted it just a bit by adding some chili sauce, garlic and sesame oil to the marinade as well as some extra veggies to the stir fry. The beef...

Coffeecake Muffins

Coffeecake Muffins

My kids really wanted muffins for breakfast so I found a recipe for coffee cake muffins on a website called CookiePie. They looked really delicious and sounded like the perfect breakfast treat. The recipe was really easy to follow...

Shredded Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

Shredded Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

I had some leftover chicken breast to use up so I decided to make tostadas. I normally use the plain shredded chicken but this time I decided to flavor it up a bit – I am so glad I...

Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

My father in law is a huge fan of desserts, so he is very lucky that his wife Coleen is an excellent baker. When we were visiting them in Idaho a few weeks ago, Coleen made several mouth watering...

Asparagus Summer Salad

Asparagus Summer Salad

I found a really delicious looking recipe for a summer salad in Sunset Magazine and instantly knew I would make it. I adapted the recipe a bit by using the fresh herbs I had on hand and reducing the...

Lemon and Fresh Thyme Roasted Chicken

Lemon and Fresh Thyme Roasted Chicken

I had a ton of fresh thyme growing that I needed to use up. I love lemon and thyme together so I decided to roast a chicken using those ingredients. I wanted to keep the flavors simple so I...