Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Garbanzo Beans and Basil

Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Garbanzo Beans and Basil

I found a recipe on Kalyn’s Kitchen that looked so good I just had to try it.  I adapted it a bit to work with what I had on hand and it turned out delicious.  I loved that it...

Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts

Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts

My sister requested that I make up a balsamic marinade for chicken breasts so here it is Dana. I adapted a recipe from Eating Well that looked simple and delicious. I let the chicken marinate for 24 hours and then...

Blueberry and White Chocolate Muffins

Blueberry and White Chocolate Muffins

These muffins were a huge hit with my kids!  I wanted to make them a little healthier so I adapted a Cooking Light recipe for blueberry muffins.  I loved that they used yogurt & canola instead of a stick...

Mixed Greens with Rainier Cherries, Nectarine, Feta Cheese and a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mixed Greens with Rainier Cherries, Nectarine, Feta Cheese and a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Words cannot describe how much I loved this salad.  The cherries, nectarines, and pomegranate seeds gave it such a lovely sweet flavor while the feta gave it a salty flavor and the white balsamic vinaigrette tied it all together beautifully.  I...

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

I wanted to make something light and delicious yet easy for dinner so I went in search of a recipe online.  I found a shrimp scampi recipe on Closet Cooking that looked amazing.  I adapted it a bit by...

Cherry, Banana, and Mixed Berry Smoothie

Cherry, Banana, and Mixed Berry Smoothie

My son spent the day at Cub Scout camp while my daughter and I went hiking around the Portland Audubon Society today.  We were all hot and tired by the end of the day so I decided to make them a...

Grilled Corn, Poblano, and Black Bean Salad

Grilled Corn, Poblano, and Black Bean Salad

Here is another Cooking Light (July 2012 issue) recipe that I knew I would make the instant I saw it.  I adapted it a bit by using much less oil, less black beans, and green onions but other than...

Grilled Vegetable and Smoked Fontina Pizza

Grilled Vegetable and Smoked Fontina Pizza

I saw this recipe in the August 2012 Cooking Light issue and decided to make it for dinner last night.  When I went to the store to grab pizza dough – they were out!  UGH.  Luckily I found a...

Baked Eggs with Ham, Cheddar, and Chives

Baked Eggs with Ham, Cheddar, and Chives

I was craving eggs for breakfast so I looked in the refrigerator to see what I could use to make baked eggs.  I found a little snack plate with leftover cheddar cheese and sliced ham that my kids didn’t...

Tomato Stack Salad with Corn, Bacon, and Avocado

Tomato Stack Salad with Corn, Bacon, and Avocado

I saw this recipe in the August 2012 issue of Cooking Light and couldn’t wait to make it.  What could be better than a salad with tomatoes, corn, bacon, avocado, and creamy ranch dressing?  This salad was simple to make...