Spiced Apple Cider Muffins with Streusel Topping

Spiced Apple Cider Muffins with Streusel Topping

My kids ran laps in their gym to raise money for their school today.  They both did around 50 laps each and they were tired but very proud of themselves when I picked them up from school today.  ...

Creamy Chicken Taco Cups

Creamy Chicken Taco Cups

My lucky husband got to eat out with his co-workers at a very nice Japanese restaurant in Portland.  I decided to make something fun & tasty for dinner so I threw these taco cups together with some leftovers from the...

Kalamata Olive Garlic Bread

Kalamata Olive Garlic Bread

I wanted to make a loaf of garlic bread to serve alongside the Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Slow Simmered Meat Sauce and the Avocado and Butter Leaf Lettuce Salad with a Tangy Mustard Vinaigrette.  Instead of using a regular...

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with a Slow Simmered Meat Sauce

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with a Slow Simmered Meat Sauce

I was in the mood for slow cooking on Sunday.  I decided to do a slow simmered meat sauce for a spaghetti dinner.  I used lean ground beef and a couple of leftover turkey Italian sausage that I simmered...

Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette

Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette

I had a perfectly ripe avocado on the counter that was calling my name.  I decided to make a nice salad with the butter leaf I had in the refrigerator, some red onion, tomato wedges, and avocado.  I topped...

Sea Salt and Vinegar Roasted Baby Potatoes

Sea Salt and Vinegar Roasted Baby Potatoes

I have a confession to make – sea salt and vinegar chips are one of my biggest weaknesses… they are so tangy, salty, crunchy, and addictive!  I decided to roast some teeny tiny potatoes then toss them with sea...

Mustard and Garlic Spatchcocked Chicken

Mustard and Garlic Spatchcocked Chicken

We had another cold and rainy day here in Portland so I decided to roast a chicken.  I found this recipe on Food and Wine that I adapted a bit because I wanted to roast the chicken in the oven and...

Garlicky Asparagus with a Splash of Lemon

Garlicky Asparagus with a Splash of Lemon

I had a bunch of asparagus to use up so I decided to make a quick and simple side dish with it.  I steamed it for a bit then sautéed garlic chips in garlic olive oil before adding the...

Flaky Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits

Flaky Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits

I wanted to make some biscuits to serve with the Vegetable Noodle Soup I made recently and decided to make them a little more healthy by using mostly whole wheat flour.  I was a little worried they would turn...

Vegetable Noodle Soup

Vegetable Noodle Soup

This was a rainy day and clean out my fridge meal.  I had some leftover homemade chicken stock to use up so I went in search of items I could throw into a pot of soup.  I didn’t have...