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...

Paprika Panko Crusted Chicken Thighs

Paprika Panko Crusted Chicken Thighs

I really REALLY loved this chicken recipe that I found on Cooking Light Done Right.  Not only was it super quick and easy to make it tasted fantastic.  The chicken thighs turned out very crispy on the outside and...

Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

I made this salad to go along with the Fresh Basil Vinaigrette that I posted yesterday.  I can’t believe I’ve never made a salad with all of these goodies on it before.  I loved the spicy pepperocinis with the...

Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

I wanted to make a vinaigrette using the fresh basil I had in the refrigerator so I threw together some basil, parsley, garlic, olive oil, canola oil, red wine vinegar, white balsamic vinegar, and a bit of sugar together....

Mediterranean Baked Mini Frittata

Mediterranean Baked Mini Frittata

I was in the mood for something healthy and light for lunch recently.  After looking through the refrigerator I decided to make a Mediterranean baked frittata with fresh oregano, kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onion, spinach, and tomatoes.  It...

Berry Parfait with Homemade Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Crushed Oreo Cookies

Berry Parfait with Homemade Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Crushed Oreo Cookies

I made my kids a very special dessert this week and they LOVED it.  Honestly, I was really jealous that they got to eat it and I didn’t.  If only my metabolism worked as fast as theirs does.  Sigh....

Beef Stroganoff Soup

Beef Stroganoff Soup

After four days of sunshine we had a cloudy and rainy day yesterday. I was in the mood to fix a pot of soup for dinner and since I had some mushrooms to use up I decided to turn...