Honey-Ginger Cucumber Salad

Just dropping in to pass along a quick recipe for the weekend! Simply put, this fresh and crisp cucumber salad is just an easy kind of dish to make. It is light and refreshing and great along side heavier barbecued or grilled food. There is very little to it, making it so…

No-Churn Ice Cream

My parents were among the other great individuals out there that used to make ice cream the old fashioned way, at least once a summer, when we were kids. You know what I mean. The wooden bucket with the crank and all the ice and salt you had to pack in around…

Broccoli Slaw & Freschetta Artisan Crust Pizza

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreschEats #CollectiveBias I may feel like it sometimes, but I am not Superwoman. Like most Moms and Dads, my husband and I can multitask with the best of them. As busy parents, it is a…

Strawberry Milk

Strawberries and summer just seem to go together, yes? Yes. That was a rhetorical question…we all know they do. Strawberries are a universal favorite for kids and adults alike and early this spring, I found myself with 30 pounds of them. Yes 30 pounds. There was this farm and they were doing…

Mexican Chicken & Rice Casserole

Hello friends! I have returned from an unexpected, yet much needed hiatus from blogging. It has been several weeks, but if you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, then you know that I have still been busy in the kitchen. Whenever I hear the word ‘casserole’ (or ‘hot dish’ if you are…

Murphy’s Wild Rice

Memories and the connection food has to them is often the topic of my blog posts. If you read my site at all, you know that I generally show my love for people by feeding them. I really love to feed people. I need to feed my family and friends. I just…

Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

If you have been looking for a new winter stew to warm you up, this should be added to your menu! Spring is around the corner but while most of the country has experienced some beautiful weather, it IS just February. Snow, cold, sub-zero temps, ice storms, chilly wind, and slushy-sloshy weather…

Dairy-Free Veggie Chowder

When I think of chowder, I think of heavy, milk and cream laden soups that are nearly as thick as a stew. And, I must admit, that is what I find appealing about them. If you are eating them whilst wistfully gazing out at the sea, then they are even more appealing….

Ad: Rosemary-Orange Glazed Cornish Hens W/Carrots & Onions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CornishHenHolidays #CollectiveBias This may sound surprising, but cornish hens are kind of nostalgic for me. My parents are no doubt scratching their heads right now, since I never ate them as a kid. But when…

Roasted Fall Vegetables-Two Ways!

Brace yourselves. I have news. There is a misconception that great produce is not available once summer is over. *gasp* I know. Shocking. Obviously, since you all go to pumpkin patches and apple orchards in September and October, you know that this cannot entirely be the case. Autumn is a favorite time…

Mini Meat & Cheese Skewers W/Spicy Maple Mustard

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PairsWellWithHolidays #CollectiveBias Why does food on a stick taste so much better? I have asked my kids this question several times and the answer is always the same: Because its fun! This rings true for adults…

Fruit & Nut Halloween Bark

Zombies are not my jam. When it comes to holidays, Halloween and all things spooky and ghoulish are my least favorite to celebrate. I have never really been into the decorations and the costumes and mannequins with fake blood. Its entertaining, but you won’t find me hosting a costume party or visiting…

Maple-Almond Granola

As I type this post, I am sitting at my dining room table and gazing out the window.  Now that hurricane Joaquin is gone and the rain has stayed away from South Carolina for a week, we have dried out a bit and the leaves are starting to turn.  I could sit…

Spicy White Bean Dip W/Sriracha

Have you ever read the description of a dish or read the ingredient list and you just knew it was going to be good? I do that all time.  Like when I check out the recipe for a chocolate cake and I see the words sour cream, cocoa, coffee, ganache, and vanilla….

Lemon-Mustard Baked Chicken

Some recipes are just born out of necessity. For example, I have 80 pounds of chicken in my freezer. I have the need for chicken recipes. Several months ago, I decided to start buying my meat in bulk and wholesale off the back of a truck. I swear it is much less…