Garden Salad

Garden Salad

This salad is jam packed with so many good things! I had a stocked refrigerator and had a hankering for a salad so I threw this one together. I paired this delicious salad with my very favorite – Fran’s...

Brined and Baked Chicken Breasts

Brined and Baked Chicken Breasts

I finally did it… I brined chicken breasts. I have no idea why it took me so long to try it because it was so simple! I did a quick brine using water, salt, peppercorns, and garlic cloves. I...

Roasted Smashed Herb Potatoes

Roasted Smashed Herb Potatoes

I was craving some roasted smashed potatoes for dinner last night to pair with the chicken and salad I was making. I had some leftover herbs in the fridge and thought it would be nice to make herb potatoes....

Mini Rocky Road Cookies

Mini Rocky Road Cookies

My kids asked for cookies for their lunches this week. I went in search of new recipes and found this one on Two Peas and Their Pod that looked perfect. Mini cookies are such a great sized treat for lunches...

Parade's Community Table ~ 15 Muffin Recipes - Perfect for Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks, or Dessert

Parade’s Community Table ~15 Muffin Recipes – Perfect for Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks, or Dessert

My kids adore muffins – they aren’t picky and usually love any type I make. I love making muffins because it’s a great way to use up leftover chocolate chips, coconut, extra fruit, and over ripe bananas. My kids love to...

Pork and Shiitake Pot Stickers

Pork and Shiitake Potstickers

I love making homemade potstickers when I have the time. Yesterday was a rainy day and my kids had no swimming after school so I decided to spend some quality time in the kitchen making a Chinese food feast....

Asian Kale Salad

Asian Kale Salad

When I saw this recipe on Sunset, I knew it would pair nicely with the homemade potstickers and fried rice I was making for dinner. I threw it together and let the dressing flavor and wilt the kale a...

Skillet Egg and Potatoes

Skillet Egg and Potatoes

We had a fun weekend camping at the coast to celebrate Mother’s Day. I hope all of you had a great weekend. I have a massive pile of laundry to do today – UGH! The downside of camping at the coast!...

Chocolate Covered Clementines

Chocolate Covered Clementines

This was a fun after school snack that made my kids very happy! I dipped the clementines in milk chocolate then drizzled the top with white chocolate. They were a snap to make, looked pretty, and my kids thought...

Parade's Community Table ~ 20 Recipes Sure to Make any Mother Feel Special

Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Recipes Sure to Make any Mother Feel Special

Mother’s world wide would love to be pampered for Mother’s Day – they would also love to be cooked for! I have selected a bunch of recipes for you to spoil the mom in your life that include breakfast ideas like, German...