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...

Tropical Smoothie with Pineapple, Coconut, and Banana

Tropical Smoothie with Pineapple, Coconut, and Banana

It’s been so hot here in Oregon this week so I decided to cool my kids down with these smoothies. They took minutes to make and my kids were thrilled! They said they were the best smoothies ever! They...

Asian Shrimp Tacos

Asian Shrimp Tacos

This is my new favorite taco recipe that I adapted from a recipe from Cooking with Books. I love the Asian twist to the flavorings –  the spicy sriracha mayonnaise, the crispy slaw, and the juicy shrimp on a flour...

Spicy Asian Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Cilantro

Spicy Asian Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Cilantro

I was serving some Asian tacos for dinner and wanted a fresh and healthy side dish with a kick. I adapted a recipe I found on Food and Wine to suit our tastes. This salad was flavorful, crunchy, sweet,...

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Vacation Recap

What a fun and busy two weeks we have had. We traveled down the road in our motor home to attend  my cousin’s wedding celebration in Idaho. It was a beautiful day and so much fun visiting with my...

Oh my...

Oh my…

… look at the mountain of laundry I have to do! We just got back from a two week road trip in our motor home. I have lots of laundry to do then I’ll be back to cooking and...

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Fourth of July Round Up

Here are some recipe ideas for your Fourth of July get together.  Cheers!   Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and a Balsamic Reduction   Mom’s Potato Salad with a Twist   Taco Salad   Caprese Salad   Avocado and...

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Summer Sandwiches

I love making sandwiches for dinner in the summer. It’s a great way to use up leftover ingredients in the refrigerator, to keep meals from being too heavy, and from heating up the kitchen. Here are some of my...

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Summer Treats

Sometimes it’s just too hot to cook so why not indulge in a fun and tasty treat instead!! White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels   Fruit Kebabs with Melted Chocolate   Citrus Berry Smoothie   Toffee Crunch Dip with Apple Slices...