Greek Salad with a Lemon Garlic Dressing

Greek Salad with a Lemon Garlic Dressing

I wanted a fresh salad to go with the Greek Style Minestrone with Turkey and Feta Meatballs I made for dinner. I just grabbed whatever ingredients I had on hand. The salad was simple, crisp, salty, garlicky and a...

Greek Style Minestrone with Turkey and Feta Meatballs

Greek Style Minestrone with Turkey and Feta Meatballs

I got this soup recipe from my friend Heather a long time ago. My husband, children and I have been fighting a nasty cold so I thought this soup would be great because it’s filled with a lot of...

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

I recently saw this recipe on Maria’s food blog, Two Peas and Their Pod and I had to try it. It’s a tradition that I make pancakes every Saturday morning for my kids. I made these last Saturday and...

Spaghetti with Two Sauces

Spaghetti with Two Sauces

I adapted this recipe from The Best of Cooking Light cookbook. It looked creamy, tangy and delicious. I changed the red sauce a bit by roasting the tomatoes and adding extra garlic and seasonings. I also used spaghetti instead...

Bean Tostadas

Bean Tostadas

This is one of my favorite meals that I have been making for years. It’s simple to make and tastes fantastic. My kids call them Mexican pizza and absolutely love them. You can use shredded chicken, beef or pork....

Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Chips and Walnuts

Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Chips and Walnuts

I’ve been hearing about cinnamon chips for awhile thanks to Jenny at Picky Palate. I looked for months but never found them. Last week I was in a random grocery store and saw them on the shelf. I scooped...

Spicy Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

Spicy Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

I served this adapted Cooking Light recipe with the Korean-Style Pork Tenderloin and the Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Sweet Ginger Soy Dressing. It was a wonderful and healthy dinner that was full of great flavors and textures. My...

Roasted Baby Potatoes and Broccoli with Soy Sauce, Butter and Parsley

Roasted Baby Potatoes and Broccoli with Soy Sauce, Butter and Parsley

I loved my roasted baby potatoes with soy and butter so much that I wanted to make them again but this time I added broccoli too. I’ve seen recipes for roasted broccoli lately and really wanted to try it....

Cocoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips

Cocoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips

We were having friends over to celebrate my girlfriend’s upcoming birthday. I made her favorite dinner and also wanted to make her a special dessert. She absolutely LOVES rich chocolate and peanut butter. After looking through some old recipes,...

Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Sweet Ginger Soy Dressing

Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Sweet Ginger Soy Dressing

I adapted this recipe from one I found in The Best of Cooking Light cookbook. This salad has wonderful vegetables, textures and flavors. The dressing was subtle but delicious with the sweet and crunchy peas, carrots and red peppers....