Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes

I found this side dish on A Big Mouthful and I am so glad I did.  We absolutely loved everything about it.  It was light, healthy, and full of flavor.  The lemon gave the orzo a nice summery feel...

Paprika Panko Crusted Chicken Thighs

Paprika Panko Crusted Chicken Thighs

I really REALLY loved this chicken recipe that I found on Cooking Light Done Right.  Not only was it super quick and easy to make it tasted fantastic.  The chicken thighs turned out very crispy on the outside and...

Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

I made this salad to go along with the Fresh Basil Vinaigrette that I posted yesterday.  I can’t believe I’ve never made a salad with all of these goodies on it before.  I loved the spicy pepperocinis with the...

Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

I wanted to make a vinaigrette using the fresh basil I had in the refrigerator so I threw together some basil, parsley, garlic, olive oil, canola oil, red wine vinegar, white balsamic vinegar, and a bit of sugar together....

Mediterranean Baked Mini Frittata

Mediterranean Baked Mini Frittata

I was in the mood for something healthy and light for lunch recently.  After looking through the refrigerator I decided to make a Mediterranean baked frittata with fresh oregano, kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onion, spinach, and tomatoes.  It...

Berry Parfait with Homemade Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Crushed Oreo Cookies

Berry Parfait with Homemade Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Crushed Oreo Cookies

I made my kids a very special dessert this week and they LOVED it.  Honestly, I was really jealous that they got to eat it and I didn’t.  If only my metabolism worked as fast as theirs does.  Sigh....

Beef Stroganoff Soup

Beef Stroganoff Soup

After four days of sunshine we had a cloudy and rainy day yesterday. I was in the mood to fix a pot of soup for dinner and since I had some mushrooms to use up I decided to turn...

Orzo with Peas and Parmesan

Orzo with Peas and Parmesan

My friend Sharon and I were chatting while our kids played in the creek after school yesterday.  I was telling her I was going to make Mustard-Herb Panko Crusted Chicken for dinner and she mentioned that her family loves...

Mustard-Herb Panko Crusted Chicken Breasts

Mustard-Herb Panko Crusted Chicken Breasts

I remembered loving a Mustard-Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin I made awhile ago so I decided to adapt it a bit to work with chicken breasts that I had in the refrigerator. It was messy but simple to prepare and...

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Have you ever…

… felt like NOT cooking?  Well, that was me this weekend.  I seriously did NOT cook anything all weekend long.  It was absolutely, unbelievably beautiful here in Portland this weekend, which was especially wonderful after a long week of rain!...