Roasted Zucchini, Tomato, and Rice Gratin

Roasted Zucchini, Tomato, and Rice Gratin

I saw this recipe over at Heather Homemade that looked delicious and simple – plus it used ingredients I had on hand. It was fun and easy to make and tasted really delicious with the Pork Medallions with a Balsamic...

Wilted Spinach with Dried Cherries and Pine Nuts

Wilted Spinach with Dried Cherries and Pine Nuts

This dish was a big hit with all of us. We loved the sweet and tangy cherries tossed with the wilted spinach and toasted pine nuts. The balsamic vinegar gave such a great flavor boost to this side dish....

Pork Medallions with a Balsamic Honey Mustard Sauce

Pork Medallions with a Balsamic Honey Mustard Sauce

I haven’t made a pork tenderloin for quite awhile so I decided to make one for dinner. I found a tasty looking marinade at The Dinnervine that looked delicious. The marinade was a snap to put together and the pork...

DSC_9246

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Apple Bites

I was trying to find a fun and quick after school treat that would put a smile of my kids’ faces. I found this recipe by The Comfort of Cooking that looked perfect and I just happened to have all the...

Asparagus and Shrimp Stir Fry

Asparagus and Shrimp Stir Fry

  I found this Sunset recipe on MyRecipes that looked simple and delicious. I adapted it a bit by halving the sauce and by serving it with Garlic Rice instead of noodles. It was flavorful and hearty but still...

DSC_9286

Spicy Broccoli with Garlic

I was serving an Asian style shrimp dish for dinner and I wanted a quick and healthy side dish to serve with it. I found this broccoli recipe on Martha Stewart that looked good and easy. I used a...

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Burrito

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Burrito

I had some taco fixing leftover in the refrigerator so I decided to make myself a breakfast burrito. I warmed up a leftover tortilla, some black beans and corn, then scrambled some eggs, and put it all in the...

DSC_9173-001

Simple Spicy Salsa

I was making Carne Asada Tacos for dinner for one of my best friends who was coming to town for one night. I usually make the Roasted Tomato Salsa but since it was in the 80′s today, I didn’t...

Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pears, and Homemade Croutons

Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pearls, and Homemade Croutons

I had a sudden craving pop into my head the other day. I wanted a simple salad with roasted tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, homemade croutons, and pinenuts. I tossed it in Fran’s Simple Vinaigrette right before serving. We all enjoyed...

Broccoli, Cheese, and Potato Soup

Broccoli, Cheese, and Potato Soup

I was secretly happy when I discovered today was going to be cold and rainy. It meant that I could make soup! There is something so comforting about a pot of soup simmering on the stove during a thunderstorm....