Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

Our good friend had a birthday on Tuesday and he requested homemade coconut cream pie for dessert. I cheated a bit by using a premade pie crust but the rest was homemade. I adapted a recipe I found on...

Roasted Green Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms and Garlic

Roasted Green Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms and Garlic

I have been loving shiitake mushrooms lately and had a serious craving earlier this week. I decided to roast some green beans with shiitake mushrooms and garlic for a simple yet tasty side dish that paired beautifully with the Shrimp...

Shrimp Stir Fry with Asparagus and Grape Tomatoes

Shrimp Stir Fry with Asparagus and Grape Tomatoes

I had my son in mind when I made this dish. He loves seafood and he loves anything with soy sauce. I picked up some fresh shrimp from our grocery store along with asparagus and tomatoes and I decided...

Sesame Garlic Basmati Rice

Sesame Garlic Basmati Rice

I wanted to serve rice as a side dish to our Asian flavored meal. I decided to sauté the garlic and rice in sesame oil and a bit of butter before cooking it – my kitchen smelled amazing while...

Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles

My daughter is a huge lover of dill pickles and of course her favorite kind are nearly 5 dollars a jar! I saw a recipe on A Couple Cooks that looks so quick and simple I just had to...

Chicken Chopped Salad with Avocado, Grilled Corn, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

Chicken Chopped Salad with Avocado, Grilled Corn, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

We’ve had 90+ degree weather all week long which means I don’t feel like cooking. I picked up a rotisserie chicken from the store along with a couple ears of corn to make a hearty salad for dinner. I...

Peanut Butter and Honey Yogurt Dip with Apple Slices

Peanut Butter and Honey Yogurt Dip with Apple Slices

I saw a recipe for a peanut butter and yogurt dip on Prevention RD that inspired me to make this dip. I used Greek honey yogurt mixed with peanut butter and a bit of honey. I served this dip...

Salisbury Steak Meatballs

Salisbury Steak Meatballs

I saw this recipe on Damn Delicious and decided to make it for dinner. It was really easy to put together, smelled terrific while it cooked, and tasted great too. I only adapted a little bit by adding some...

Kale Salad with Tomato, Pomegranate Seeds, and Feta

Kale Salad with Tomato, Pomegranate Seeds, and Feta

I am trying to incorporate more kale into our diet by adding it to soups and pastas but since it has been so hot, I need to add it to salads for the summer. I decided to make a...

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

It is hard for me to believe that my baby boy is now 9 years old. We have been so blessed with our incredibly funny, silly, independent, curious, and kind son. He has brought so much joy to our...