Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast

Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast

It was a cold and rainy day today so my daughter wanted me to make pot roast and potatoes for dinner. Instead of making my regular pot roast I searched the internet for something different. I came across a...

Tomato, Feta, and Fresh Dill Frittata

Tomato, Feta, and Fresh Dill Frittata

I wanted to make a healthy and delicious breakfast to get us ready for our family bike ride so I decided to make a frittata. I found grape tomatoes, feta cheese, and fresh dill in the refrigerator and I...

Olive and Tomato Focaccia

Olive and Tomato Focaccia

I was recently sent a great little cookbook called The I love Trader Joe’s College Cookbook. You don’t have to be in college to enjoy this cookbook because it’s filled with quick, easy, and inexpensive recipes using Trader Joe’s...

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

I am having a proud mother moment. My daughter wanted to make dinner for the family so she thought about it for awhile and decided to make steak lettuce wraps. We found a recipe online at Under the High...

Coconut, Chocolate Chunk, and Walnut Cookies

Coconut, Chocolate Chunk, and Walnut Cookies

The kids had their last swimming lesson for the summer recently and we decided to bake some cookies as a thank you to their beloved swimming instructor. We found out she LOVES walnuts and coconut as well as being...

Strawberry and Mango Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Strawberry and Mango Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

I made this for my kids’ after swimming snack and they LOVED it! They literally ate every bite. My daughter who was convinced that she didn’t like mango suddenly loved mango. YEAH! It took very little time to make...

Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

I wanted something simple and light to serve for dessert to our dinner guests. I placed some pound cake and fresh strawberries onto skewers then made homemade vanilla bean whipped cream. Each person was served a skewer and a...

Spicy Steak Kebabs

Spicy Steak Kebabs

I found this Alton Brown recipe online at Food Network. It sounded easy to make and perfect for serving dinner guests. I let the meat marinate for a little over 6 hours and it turned out delicious and so...

Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and a Balsamic Reduction

Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and a Balsamic Reduction

I found this recipe in the September 2011 issue of Food Network Magazine. I had all the ingredients on hand and knew it would make the perfect side dish to the kebabs I was making for our dinner guests....

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

These muffins literally disappeared within 10 minutes after taking them out of the oven. Seriously. We all really loved them, especially the kids. The muffins were filled with sweet and juicy blueberries and topped with a tasty streusel crumb...