Whole Wheat Spaghetti with a Slow Simmered Meat Sauce

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with a Slow Simmered Meat Sauce

I was in the mood for slow cooking on Sunday.  I decided to do a slow simmered meat sauce for a spaghetti dinner.  I used lean ground beef and a couple of leftover turkey Italian sausage that I simmered...

Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette

Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette

I had a perfectly ripe avocado on the counter that was calling my name.  I decided to make a nice salad with the butter leaf I had in the refrigerator, some red onion, tomato wedges, and avocado.  I topped...

Sea Salt and Vinegar Roasted Baby Potatoes

Sea Salt and Vinegar Roasted Baby Potatoes

I have a confession to make – sea salt and vinegar chips are one of my biggest weaknesses… they are so tangy, salty, crunchy, and addictive!  I decided to roast some teeny tiny potatoes then toss them with sea...

Mustard and Garlic Spatchcocked Chicken

Mustard and Garlic Spatchcocked Chicken

We had another cold and rainy day here in Portland so I decided to roast a chicken.  I found this recipe on Food and Wine that I adapted a bit because I wanted to roast the chicken in the oven and...

Garlicky Asparagus with a Splash of Lemon

Garlicky Asparagus with a Splash of Lemon

I had a bunch of asparagus to use up so I decided to make a quick and simple side dish with it.  I steamed it for a bit then sautéed garlic chips in garlic olive oil before adding the...

Flaky Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits

Flaky Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits

I wanted to make some biscuits to serve with the Vegetable Noodle Soup I made recently and decided to make them a little more healthy by using mostly whole wheat flour.  I was a little worried they would turn...

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...