Coconut Peach Muffins

Coconut Peach Muffins

I had fresh peaches in the fruit bowl and I was in the mood to bake some muffins. I was going to make simple peach muffins but then decided to give them a coconut twist by using coconut Greek...

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

I made a vegetarian version of my favorite Fried Rice recipe to pair with the Asian Glazed Baby Back Ribs and the Spicy Zucchini and Squash Spears I served for dinner. The whole meal was a hit but my husband, son, and...

Asian Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Asian Glazed Baby Back Ribs

My kids asked for ribs for dinner and I was craving Asian food so we came up with Asian glazed ribs that I baked in the oven for a couple of hours. The ribs turned out tender and really...

Spicy Zucchini and Squash

Spicy Zucchini and Squash Spears

We haven’t had zucchini or squash much lately so I decided to do a quick and easy sauté of zucchini and squash spears with crushed red pepper flakes. They took minutes to cook, tasted delicious, and paired nicely with...

Quick Refrigerator Spicy Dill Green Beans

Quick Refrigerator Spicy Dill Green Beans

We all loved the Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles so much I decided to make a batch of refrigerator spicy dill green beans. I used the same brine as I did for the pickles but added more fresh dill to give...

Nectarine and Rainier Cherry Galette

Nectarine and Rainier Cherry Galette

I surprised my kids and husband with this homemade galette for dessert this week. I had just a few Rainier cherries left and a couple ripe nectarines that needed to be used up along with one leftover pie crust....

Heirloom Tomato Greek Salad

Heirloom Tomato Greek Salad

I had quite a few smaller heirloom tomatoes so I decided to make a salad by adding some cucumber, onion, feta, and kalamata olives to the tomatoes then tossed them with some of my leftover Fran’s Vinaigrette. I let...

Brie and Mango Pepper Jelly Crostini

Brie and Mango Pepper Jelly Crostini

Since it has been so hot here recently we have been having a lot of smorgasbords for dinner. Usually a rotisserie chicken or deli meats with veggies, fruits, cheese, olives, pickles, etc. Last night I decided to switch it...

Pasta Carbonara with Bacon and Peas

Pasta Carbonara with Bacon and Peas

When I think of simple comfort food, I think of this dish. There’s something so comforting about this pasta with the salty bacon, creamy Parmesan cheese, and sweet pop of the peas. It takes less than 15 minutes to...

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Heirloom Caprese Salad

I recently picked up some beautiful heirloom tomatoes and decided to keep it simple and make a caprese salad with them. I drizzled the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese with good olive oil then seasoned with sea salt and freshly...