Strawberry Topped Pound Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream

Strawberry Topped Pound Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream

I went to the local farmer’s market on Saturday and loaded up on locally grown fruits and veggies, including 6 pints of Hood strawberries. YUM! The berries were super fresh, ripe, and juicy. I decided to make a big...

Parade's Community Table ~ 25 Easy Recipes To Kick Your Memorial Day Weekend Up a Notch!

Parade’s Community Table ~ 25 Easy Recipes To Kick Your Memorial Day Weekend Up a Notch!

Click here to head over to this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table: 25 Easy Recipes To Kick Your Memorial Day Weekend Up a Notch!! Of course Memorial Day is about remembering those men and women who have served...

Strawberry Fruit Leather

Strawberry Fruit Leather

My nephew has been working really hard in school lately. I wanted to send him a treat to let him know how proud I am of him, so his mom suggested fruit leather. I thought it sounded like fun so I...

Pesto Pasta Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Olives

Pesto Pasta Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Olives

This recipe was inspired by one I found in this month’s Cooking Light magazine. This pesto pasta salad paired perfectly with the Herb-Shallot Roasted Chicken Thighs that I served it with. I used store bought pesto because I had it on...

Herb-Shallot Roasted Chicken Thighs

Herb-Shallot Roasted Chicken Thighs

It was another cold and dreary day today here in Portland so I was in the mood for comfort food. I picked up some bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs at the grocery store today along with some fresh parsley and...

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

This past week, we have had an incredibly hot weather followed by a cool and rainy weekend. I made a big pot of Slow Simmered Beef and Mushroom Stew yesterday for dinner and it was nice to cook something slow...

Parade's Community Table ~ 20 Mouthwatering Recipes Featuring Blueberries

Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Mouthwatering Recipes Featuring Blueberries

Click here to head over to this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Mouthwatering Recipes Featuring Blueberries. Thanks for your support! Blueberries are everywhere in my grocery stores right now, which has me wanting to do some baking! I...

Thai Basil Chicken Rice Bowl with Lemongrass Coconut Rice

Thai Basil Chicken Rice Bowl with Lemongrass Coconut Rice

I was inspired to make this delicious rice bowl from a recipe I found on Half Baked Harvest. I adapted the original recipe quite a bit to work with what I had on hand and to suit our tastes. Not only...

Lemongrass Coconut Rice

Lemongrass Coconut Rice

Asian food has become a favorite around my house. My son LOVES all Asian flavors and my daughter is a huge fan of sushi. I decided to make some lemongrass coconut rice this evening. I used Jasmine rice and...

Blackberry, Mango, Coconut Smoothie

Blackberry, Mango, Coconut Smoothie

I’ve been making a lot of smoothies for my family lately, and we all agree that they are tasty and fun way to eat fruits and veggies. I usually have a green smoothie or a super green smoothie with green apple and banana for...