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...

Banana Oatmeal Bread

Banana Oatmeal Bread

I had two very ripe bananas that needed to be used up so I decided to bake a banana oatmeal bread from Cooking Light. I adapted the recipe a bit by using both whole wheat and regular flour, both...

Vegetable Loaded Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Vegetable Loaded Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

I needed to clean out the refrigerator so this salad has a little bit of everything in it. I usually make my House Salad but I think I will be making this one more often because I loved that...

Low Fat Buttermilk Dill Dressing

Low Fat Buttermilk Dill Dressing

I made a simple salad filled with vegetables and decided to make a quick and easy buttermilk salad dressing to go with it. I found some fresh dill in the refrigerator and decided it would be the perfect dressing...

Vegetable and Kale Soup

Vegetable and Kale Soup

We had yet another rainy day here in Oregon so I made a big pot of vegetable soup. I decided to add some kale, because I love it in soups, and some white cannellini beans for protein. This soup...

Blueberry Lemon Surprise Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Surprise Muffins

I recently day dreamed about making blueberry muffins with a bit of lemon curd floating inside so I decided to make them this weekend with my kids. The lemon curd blended in with the cake instead of floating in...

Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

We had friends come over to celebrate Cinco de Mayo last night. We had a fantastic time hanging out, drinking margaritas, and eating tasty food. I made Chicken Tortilla Soup and we had loads of chips, salsa, bean dip...

Steak, Anaheim Chile, and Scallion Tacos with Guacamole and Cotija Cheese

Steak, Anaheim Chile, and Scallion Tacos with Guacamole and Cotija Cheese

My friend Stephanie sent me an e-mail that featured healthy and tasty Mexican recipes from Eating Well (thank you Steph). They had a steak taco with grilled scallions and chiles that looked amazing. I re-created my own version of...

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I love all potatoes but one of my very favorite dishes is roasted garlic mashed potatoes. They are so flavorful, creamy, and delicious. I love rich and buttery mashed potatoes but when making them at home I try to...

Asian Inspired Braised Beef Short Ribs

Asian Inspired Braised Beef Short Ribs

My rib loving sister was visiting us so I decided to make her some ribs. We picked up some beef short ribs at the store and decided to marinate them in an Asian style sauce then braise them in...