Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Rainy Day Recipes

Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Rainy Day Recipes

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Rainy Day Recipes My favorite days to cook are cold and stormy days. There is something so comforting to me about simmering food all day long while it’s miserable...

Carrot Sauté with Maple Syrup and Coconut Oil

Carrot Sauté with Maple Syrup and Coconut Oil

I saw this recipe on Simply Scratch and had to make it. I’ve been trying to use more coconut oil in my cooking and this side dish looked delicious. The carrots turned out perfectly flavored with a bit of sweetness...

Mushroom, Bacon, and Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Mushroom, Bacon, and Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

This cold and rainy weather has me in the mood to cook! I’ve been having a lot of fun in the kitchen lately, creating new recipes and old favorites. I recently picked up a pork tenderloin so I could...

Kale Sauté with Roasted Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries, and Pecans

Kale Sauté with Roasted Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries, and Pecans

This side dish is not only festive, beautiful, and healthy, it’s also very delicious too! I loved the tang the balsamic vinegar gave the roasted butternut squash. The combination of flavors and textures was a big hit with all...

Porcini Powder

Porcini Powder

I spent way too much time driving from store to store today looking for porcini powder. After stopping at three stores, I finally decided to Google how to make porcini powder. I was excited to see that it is...

Parade's Community Table ~ 30 Thanksgiving Recipes Sure To Make You Thankful

Parade’s Community Table ~ 30 Thanksgiving Recipes Sure To Make You Thankful

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table ~ 30 Thanksgiving Recipes Sure To Make You Thankful  The holiday season is upon us! I am looking forward to spending time with friends and family as well as eating delicious food in...

Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce AND an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan Giveaway

Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts with a Tomato Basil Sauce

We had another cold and rainy day here in Oregon. After being away in Idaho all weekend long, and eating every meal from restaurants, I was ready for a comforting home cooked meal. I paired this chicken with a side...

Orzo with Garlicky Mushrooms, Parmesan, and Basil

Orzo with Garlicky Mushrooms, Parmesan, and Basil

I normally make potatoes or rice as a starch for our evening meals but last night I decided to make pasta instead. I sautéed some mushrooms, onions, and garlic together then mixed them with some freshly cooked orzo, Parmesan cheese,...

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Banana Bites

I surprised my kids today with this after school snack. These chocolate-peanut butter banana bites took under 10 minutes to make and the kids thought they were fun and tasty. This is a quick, simple, and delicious snack that put big...

Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway

I flew into Boise on Thursday afternoon to surprise my oldest sister, Dana, who turned 50 that day. My brother-in-law threw a big surprise party for her and we all had a fun evening together celebrating my awesome sister. The...