Roast Chicken Waldorf Salad

I will be the first one to admit that I have not always been a Waldorf salad fan. The Waldorf salads of the 70′s and 80′s usually contained WAY too much celery (not my fav), nuts (which I generally avoided unless it was in a dessert), and were often completely tasteless.  A…

Pistachio Granola

With the exception of that strange, green instant pudding from my childhood, my experience with pistachios was rather limited until I married my husband, Mike.  My Aunt Mary used to make this awesome dessert called Watergate Cake and it was a lovely shade of pistachio green and it contained that same pudding….

Mashed Sweet Potatoes W/Orange

Greetings friends!  Just stopping in quick during my vacation to post one of my favorite summer side dishes. Seeing as how I now live in the south on the east coast, you would think that sweet potatoes would be everywhere, right?  At least that is what I expected.  Remember that friend I…

Green Tea Smoothie

So, remember when I posted this recipe for Green Green Salad?  I am at it again, but this time its drinkable.  I keep creating these verdant recipes and all I can think of is, “Awesome.  It is sooooo greeeeeen.” Side Note:  I have been looking for a green couch for my family room,…

Weeknight Chicken Teriyaki

Happy Monday!  I have been extremely busy these last few days as my husband and I are desperately trying to make a decision about our living situation.  Since the move to South Carolina, and the SUPER fun craziness that I mentioned here (please note the heavy sarcasm in that statement), we have been…

Roasted Pepper Hummus

Roasted pepper hummus is one of the most common things I find in the refrigerators of my friends.  Well, that and red wine. Whenever I talk to someone who has made hummus for the first time, they always mention how incredibly good it is.  As yummy as store bought hummus is, there…

Tri-Melon Salad W/Honey & Lime

There really is no other way to say this: This stuff is awesome. Not much in the way of frills.  It just takes something really great (three kinds of summer melons) and takes it up a smidge to make it spectacular. And contrary to my usual rants, I am not exaggerating! You…

Fizzy Apricot Coolers W/Lemon

It all comes down to synchronized swimming.  Let me explain… A little over a week ago, I shared this post that was all about me.  I wanted to give you a few details into the woman who actually writes this crazy blog!  If you may recall, I mentioned that I don’t drink…

Simple Grilled Venison Burgers

Oh my stars.  It is a very good thing that you are behind your computer/iPad/iPhone device and not sitting next to me as I type this because I would embarrass my self my drooling in front of you.  Buuuuuurgeeeeeers are gooooooooood. A good friend of mine back in IL shared some venison…

Cucumber Stackers & Packing Kitchen Essentials

Yes, I am sharing a recipe of sorts, but that isn’t what this blog post is really about.  This blog post is about two things: The magic of what you can come up with when faced with limited kitchen utensils, and what you should pack so that you at least have those…

Roast Salmon & Vegetables W/Mustard Sauce

And my obsession with all things salmon continues… I admit I have been staring at the above picture for several minutes.  It contains so many foods I love, it could actually be called Brittany’s Salmon Dish.  I suppose I could have named it that but it seems a bit narcissistic.  It is…

Everyday Zucchini

Just a quick post, dropping in to share a ridiculously easy recipe for you to use all summer! Depending on where you live, zucchini season has either already begun or is quickly approaching.  Looming, if you will, over our gardens and shadowing our minds with the same question that plagues us every…

Green Green Salad W/Grilled Chicken & Creamy Honey Lemon Dressing

“Brace yourself,” I ordered my husband, as I dipped a piece of fresh spinach into the large measuring cup I was carrying.  “This may be the best salad dressing in the history of the word.” And I dipped and he munched and he loved it and I grinned. I was right: It…

Savory Lemon Grilled Drummies

Easy recipes that I can make off the top of my head are what I turn to most often.  A simple formula that I can make again and again with ingredients I always have on hand.  Generally, that is what this blog is all about.  Recipes that have passed the test and…

Super Quick Peanut Butter Cookies-GF & DF

Peanut butter is a funny thing. You can turn it into a savory sauce for noodles, no-bake confections for the holidays, or the ever classic favorite, straight up peanut butter cookies.  Speaking of cookies, peanut butter needs little in the way of help to bake up as such.  The following recipe is…