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Grilled Tomatoes Tapenade

My friend Kyle made these skewers for us one evening and we all loved them. This recipe comes from Myrecipes.com courtesy of Coastal Living. The tomatoes have such a wonderful and sweet flavor when grilled while the white balsamic...

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Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

I highly recommend this recipe, but be warned, these scones are very addictive. We had a friend’s daughter staying with us for a few days so I decided to make breakfast extra special by making Tyler Florence’s blueberry scones....

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Coconut and Lime Sugar Cookies

We’ve had a busy week this week playing with friends, going to the zoo, playing at the park, going to the matinĂ©e, so today we decided to hang out at home and be mellow. Both of my kids asked...

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Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

I was craving pasta so I decided to make a mushroom and spinach lasagna. It was fairly easy to make, had very little clean up, and tasted fantastic. I usually love meat lasagna but the mushrooms were so hearty...

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Black Bean and Vegetable Quesadilla with Guacamole

I had a little bit of the black bean and vegetable mixture leftover from the Black Bean and Vegetable Stuffed Poblano Pepperso I decided to make a quesadilla using the mixture, some extra sharp cheddar cheese, and my new...

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Black Bean and Vegetable Stuffed Poblano Peppers

I had some poblano peppers to use up so I decided to stuff them with a mixture of black beans, vegetables, and cotija cheese. They turned out excellent! My husband and I both really, really loved this dinner. The...

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Strawberry Crepes

My kids get to pick whatever they want to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on their birthday. My son just turned 5 years old and he asked for strawberry crepes for breakfast. I whipped up a batch for...

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Grilled Zucchini Spears with Lemon Vinaigrette

I saw this recipe in my new Cuisine at Home magazine and knew I would make it instantly. This is my new favorite way to cook zucchini. I loved the lemon vinaigrette with the crunchy pine nuts, and salty...

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Citrus Berry Smoothie

It has been very hot here in Portland. The kids and I got home from a long walk and we were all so hot and dehydrated we decided to make smoothies to cool us down and quench our thirst....

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Tomato and Basil Sandwich with a Twist

If you are in the mood for a light, healthy, and very tasty sandwich – this recipe is for you. It takes minutes to make and tastes fantastic. I love the combination of the crisp seeded bagel thin topped...