Strawberry and Avocado Salad with Honey Maple Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Strawberry and Avocado Salad with Honey Maple Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

I loved every single thing about this beautiful salad.  I was surprised to find that I enjoyed the combination of creamy avocado with sweet strawberries – they were wonderful together. The almonds gave the salad a nice crunch and...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Topped with Sea Salt

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Topped with Sea Salt

Amazing.  That is the word I would use to describe these delicious cookies. I found this recipe on The Curvy Carrot and couldn’t wait to try it.  I loved the chewy peanut butter cookies with the dark chocolate chips...

Zucchini with Lime and Cotija Cheese

Zucchini with Lime and Cotija Cheese

I wanted to make a nice veggie to go with the Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa and the Southwestern Rice Pilaf.  After looking through the refrigerator I found some zucchini that needed to be used up.  I seasoned the...

Southwestern Rice Pilaf

Southwestern Rice Pilaf

I found this recipe on Fine Cooking and couldn’t wait to make it to serve with the Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa we had for dinner recently.  It was super easy to make and it was, by far, the...

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

I am back from a long and exciting weekend in our motor home touring the Oregon Coast.  We had a fun filled time exploring a Wildlife Safari in Winston followed by a dune buggy adventure, swimming and fishing, camp...

A long weekend

A long weekend

I can’t believe how fast the summer flew by!  I am going to take one last long weekend to spend time with my family and some friends before the busy school year starts.  I have gathered together some recipes...

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

I wanted to serve a light salad to pair with the Summer Veggies with Pasta and Shrimp so I decided to do a simple spinach salad with a tasty vinaigrette.  I found this recipe at Tiny Green Mom that looked...

Summer Veggies with Pasta and Shrimp

Summer Veggies with Pasta and Shrimp

I wanted a light and healthy meal for dinner so I decided to toss some whole grain pasta together with the vegetables and shrimp.  This dish was full of veggies, plump and juicy shrimp, and topped with Parmesan cheese....

Cocoa Fudge Cookies

Cocoa Fudge Cookies

My daughter started cheerleader camp today so I decided to make some rich and decadent cookies for her to come home too. I found this Cooking Light recipe on MyRecipe that looked perfect.  These cookies couldn’t have been easier to make...

Toast with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and Poached Egg

Toast with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and Poached Egg

I spent Saturday with two of my best friends in Carlton, Oregon for our third annual visit to Carlton Walk in the Park. We stopped by the Noble Pig tasting room after lunch to meet one of my favorite...