Vegetable Noodle Soup

Vegetable Noodle Soup

This was a rainy day and clean out my fridge meal.  I had some leftover homemade chicken stock to use up so I went in search of items I could throw into a pot of soup.  I didn’t have...

Coconut and Chocolate Nests

Coconut and Chocolate Nests

These chocolate and coconut nests are the perfect treat for your little ones this Easter.  These sweet and tasty little “nests” were a cinch to make and, from what I hear, tasted FANTASTIC!  I can’t tell you how great...

Sesame Snow Peas and Peppers

Sesame Snow Peas and Peppers

I served this simple and delicious side dish with the Spicy Basil Chicken and brown rice – it was a really terrific combination of flavors and textures.   I love that a side dish can be so quick and...

Spicy Basil Chicken

Spicy Basil Chicken

I found this tasty recipe in the April 2012 issue of Cooking Light and I am so glad I made it. Not only was it super quick and simple to make, it tasted fantastic too. I served this dish...

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Home Sweet Home

We are back from our fun filled trek to Utah’s beautiful Zion National Forest.  We met up with my sister and her family in Idaho then took off in our motor homes headed to Utah to go hiking through...

Maple-Mustard Glazed Chicken

Maple-Mustard Glazed Chicken

I found this recipe in the January/February 2012 issue of Cooking Light and I was excited to give it a try.  I loved that it only has a few ingredients, all of which I had on hand, and that...

Herbed Couscous Pilaf

Herbed Couscous Pilaf

I adapted this recipe I found in the October 2010 issue of Cooking Light that was healthy, flavorful, and delicious.  This recipe is extremely quick and simple to make – which is perfect for a busy week night.  I served...

Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon and Dijon

Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon and Dijon

This recipe, from Everyday Food, couldn’t have been easier to make.  I really loved the crisp-tender asparagus with the salty bacon and the spicy kick from the Dijon.  This side dish took minutes to make, smelled fantastic, and tasted...

Spinach and Cheese Tortellini Primavera

Spinach and Cheese Tortellini Primavera

I had a package of tortellini in the refrigerator to use up so I went in search of veggies I could toss with the pasta.  I grabbed some grape tomatoes, broccoli florets, asparagus, bell pepper, onion, zucchini, and yellow squash....

Colcannon

Colcannon

I served this colcannon with the Baked Honey-Mustard Corned Beef for an early St. Patrick’s Day feast.  It was so delicious.  I loved the sautéed cabbage with the crispy bacon in the creamy potatoes.  Everyone liked it except for my daughter...