Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

I found this recipe on Skinnytaste that looked too good to resist. We all (kids included) thought they tasted great and my husband couldn’t get enough of the dipping sauce. My kids especially liked that I served them with...

Chicken and Avocado Caprese Open Faced Sandwich

Chicken and Avocado Caprese Open Faced Sandwich

Kudos to my sister who inspired me to make this sandwich.  I used the leftover Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Chicken along with fresh avocado, tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella to make this delicious open faced sandwich.  My kids had friends...

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...