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Soy Sesame Edamame

This is such a quick, easy, and delicious snack or side dish. I made this for my kids as a snack after their swimming lessons and they LOVED it. I swear the bowl of edamame disappeared within 5 minutes...

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Caprese Pasta Salad with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

This recipe was inspired by my oldest sister Dana. She called me recently and suggested I make caprese salad combined with pasta and since I am a dutiful younger sister I complied. I decided to dress the pasta salad...

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Basil Marinated Chicken Thighs

I was looking for a simple marinade for chicken thighs that used fresh basil (since I have loads of it). I found this recipe on the Food Networkthat looked easy and delicious. I let the meat marinate for 6...

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Southwestern Chicken, Bean, and Sharp Cheddar Quesadilla AND Giveaway Winner

I decided to combine the last little bit of stuffing I made for the Southwestern Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with some refried beans, extra sharp cheddar, and corn tortillas together for a tasty quesadilla. The combination of chicken, corn, cilantro, tomatoes,...

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Cinnamon Cheesecake Fondue

I found this recipe in my new cookbook by Joy Bauer called Slim & Scrumptious. This was a fun and quick dish I made for my kids’ afternoon snack this week. Needless to say it was a HUGE hit...

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Pistachio Chicken Salad Sandwich

I was recently sent the Joy Bauer cookbook called Slim & Scrumptiousthat I am really loving. I have so many recipes in it bookmarked including this chicken salad sandwich. I had leftover roasted chicken to use up so I...

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Southwestern Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I saw this recipe on Mommi Cooks and it looked so delicious I made it the next night for dinner. I loved the combination of flavors and textures in this dish, especially the sweet corn, spicy poblano pepper, and...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

The kids wanted a treat for breakfast this morning so we decided to make these lemon poppy seed muffins I found at Brown Eyed Baker. They were super simple to make and smelled delicious while they were baking. My...

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Mediterranean Pizza

I needed to use up some ingredients in my refrigerator but I didn’t feel like cooking so what’s a girl to do? Make pizza. Using store bought dough and sauce makes this really feel like I am not cooking....

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Spinach Salad with Strawberry, Walnut, and Parmesan Shavings

I had some really sweet and delicious strawberries in the fridge as well as leftover baby spinach that needed to be used up, so I decided to combine the two and make a salad. I tossed in some toasted...