Mexican Tostada topped with a Poached Egg

Mexican Tostada topped with a Poached Egg

Seriously, words can’t describe how much I loved this dish.  I wanted something tasty for lunch so I went looking through the refrigerator to see what I had.  I found a bunch of leftover taco fixings that needed to...

Caprese Bruschetta

Caprese Bruschetta

I had a bit of fresh mozzarella and a small amount of leftover baguette that needed to get used up so I decided to make caprese bruschetta.  I tossed the tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese together with some...

Pasta Salad with Roasted Bell Pepper, Mozzarella, Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives, and Basil

Pasta Salad with Roasted Bell Pepper, Mozzarella, Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives, and Basil

I loved this pasta salad because it was filled with great flavors and textures.  I really liked the creamy mozzarella with the sweet tomatoes and roasted bell peppers along with the salty kalamata olives and the tangy artichoke hearts....

Garlic and Herb Shrimp Skewers

Garlic and Herb Shrimp Skewers

We went camping at the Oregon coast for Mother’s Day and all that sea air made me have a serious craving for seafood.  I had shrimp in the freezer so I decided to make some garlic and herb shrimp...

Baked Eggs in Roasted Tomatoes

Baked Eggs in Roasted Tomatoes

I can’t get over how much I enjoyed this dish.  I love that a few simple ingredients thrown together can make something so delicious!  I roasted the grape tomatoes with a touch of olive oil, minced garlic, and basil...

Mexican Chopped Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

Mexican Chopped Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

Last year I was lucky enough to be invited by Frigidaire, to go to Hollywood with my kids, so we could be a part of an event hosted by Jennifer Garner for Save the Children to kick off their Kids’ (good-for-you)...

Cilantro-Lime Marinated Flank Steak

Cilantro-Lime Marinated Flank Steak

I saw this marinade recipe in the June 2012 issue of Cuisine at Home and decided to make it for dinner. I marinated the beef in half of the marinade for 3-4 hours before grilling it up.  I served...

Italian Grinder

Italian Grinder

My husband’s favorite sandwich in the world is an Italian Grinder from a place called Gambino’s in Moscow, Idaho where we went to college. He was recently really sick with a terrible head cold so I tried to re-create...

Mixed Berry, Banana, and Yogurt Smoothie

Mixed Berry, Banana, and Yogurt Smoothie

It was 80 degrees here in Portland today – can you believe it?  After all the rain we’ve been having it was wonderful to have a warm and sunny day!  I made these smoothies for my kids’ after school...

Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes

I found this side dish on A Big Mouthful and I am so glad I did.  We absolutely loved everything about it.  It was light, healthy, and full of flavor.  The lemon gave the orzo a nice summery feel...