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...

Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

My kids have been on a ranch dressing kick lately so I decided to make my own version here at home.  I found this recipe on Eating Well that looked and sounded delicious.  I adapted it by using white...

Roast Beef, Caramelized Onion, Havarti, and Arugula Sandwich on a Focaccia Roll

Roast Beef, Caramelized Onion, Havarti, and Arugula Sandwich on a Focaccia Roll

I had leftover roast beef from my Garlic Crusted Roast Beef that I made recently so I decided to make some tasty sandwiches.  I was inspired to make this sandwich after I saw a delicious sandwich on Kevin’s Closet Cooking....

Garlic Crusted Roast Beef

Garlic Crusted Roast Beef

On our first day back in Oregon from our trip to Idaho it was cool and cloudy which made me crave comfort food.  I decided to make roast beef with a garlic crust.  It was simple to make, made...

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I am back from my vacation…

My family and I just spent the last two weeks on the road in Idaho.  We headed out of town at the end of June to visit my husband’s family’s farm that turned 100 years old this year.  We enjoyed...

Banana and Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon Vanilla Butter

Banana and Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon Vanilla Butter

My son woke up one morning this week and asked if I would please make him pancakes for breakfast.  How could I say no to my sweet boy?  I went online in search of some tasty pancakes.  I found...

Baked Egg with Potatoes, Bacon, and Roasted Tomatoes & Asparagus

Baked Egg with Potatoes, Bacon, and Roasted Tomatoes & Asparagus

This is basically a “clean your fridge” kind of breakfast.  I was craving a baked egg but decided to make it a little more hearty but adding in the leftover Garlicky Roasted Potatoes with Herbs and some Roasted Asparagus...

Herb Roasted Whole Chicken

Herb Roasted Whole Chicken

After a cloudy and cool day I decided to roast a chicken… it was the perfect weather for it.  I adapted a recipe I found on The Pioneer Woman website that Pastor Ryan made.  I used fresh parsley, thyme,...

Green Bean,Yellow Bean, and Tomato Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Green Bean,Yellow Bean, and Tomato Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

I served this side dish to go along with the Garlicky Roasted Potatoes with Herbs and the Herb Roasted Chicken (recipe will post tomorrow).  This salad was simple to prepare and a hit with the whole family.  Even my...

Garlicky Roasted Potatoes with Herbs

Garlicky Roasted Potatoes with Herbs

We had a cool and cloudy day today so I wanted to make a comforting, delicious, and healthy dinner.  I roasted a chicken and decided to roast some baby potatoes too.  I tossed the roasted potatoes in a garlic,...