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…

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…

Whole Wheat Naan

A few days ago I posted this recipe for Butter Style Chicken in the slow cooker.  At the end of the recipe, I casually mention that you should serve it with naan.  What I really wanted to say was, “Eat it with naan or you will regret it.”  Or even, “If you…

Slow Cooker Butter Style Chicken

Branching out of your comfort zone is never easy.  Wether it is trying a new fashion trend (No, not everyone can wear skinny jeans.) or talking to people you don’t know at a party (The weather is a safe topic…) or reading a book from a section you don’t normally pick from…

Whiteout Smoothie

Have I ever mentioned how much I love white? I don’t like to to wear it-that is just an accident waiting to happen-but I love it in my house, my dishes, my kitchen, my decor, and now, in my smoothies.  My cupboards are white, my appliances are white, and I collect milk…

Peach & Banana Sunrise Smoothie: Back to School Post #6

Finally!  A recipe!  I have been busy in my kitchen, but canning and freezing, not cooking real food.  But after some last minute tweaking, this recipe is ready for you! I know that a recipe for a smoothie can be a bit of an oxymoron; smoothies are generally a-throw whatever you have…

Iceberg Slaw

Everyone needs a fall back recipe.  Something that is cheap, easy, and goes with everything.  Like a perfume that you can wear to the beach or to brunch with your in-laws.  This, my friends, is one of mine. It has very few ingredients, all of which I generally have on hand.  And…

Power Parfaits & Quinoa Granola

A few weeks ago, I confessed my love of quinoa.  When I recently came cross a recipe that called for cooked quinoa in granola, I nearly fell off my chair.  I thought it was brilliant, and before I had even made any I was sold.  Granola is a protein, nutrient rich food…

Smokey Smoothie-Blueberries, Bananas, & Spinach

This smoothie is what I have been making lately so naturally, I want to share it with you!  It gets frozen in these little thingamabobs and then added to my daughters lunch.  My boys-especially my almost 1 year old-suck down whatever can’t be frozen, and I just end up trying to steal…

Rum Banana Bread: Fruit & Booze

Did the title of this post reel you in?  I must admit…that was my secret plan…. (or not so secret if I am telling you) *Evil laugh* while ringing hands… The first time I tried this bread I was intrigued.  The extra step of cooking the bananas in the rum was kind…

Yogurt Salads

I am not a fan of eating plain yogurt, well, plain.  Have you ever had it?  It is really sour.  Not rich and creamy and delightful like sour cream is, but actually sour.  If you are one of those people who like it untouched or unsweetened I salute you, but I am…

Cherry Frozen Yogurt W/ Mini Chocolate Chips

I knew I had a winner with this recipe when my husband dug into the freezer container and filled his empty coffee mug right up to the top with this frozen yogurt.  Make no mistake.  This is tangy and wonderful and so refreshing it will give you chills.  No pun intended… The…

Strawberry Orange Pineapple Smoothie: Leftovers

When I say leftover smoothie I mean a smoothie made with leftovers, not a smoothie that was not finished and then saved for later.  I should be more clear with my post titles… This smoothie, as with all smoothies, is just dumped in a blender and whirred away!  Usually I think smoothie…

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches & Quick Cole Slaw

I have been saving this recipe for you! More specifically, I have been saving it for this time of year.  The time of year when shopping, card labeling, entertaining, visiting, wrapping, traveling, and cookie baking stress people out and fill up our already jam packed schedules.  At the same time, every commercial,…

Baked Doughnuts

Wow.  OK.  I don’t even know how to start this post. As good as these may look in the picture above, let me assure you.  They are so much better than that. My Mom used to make homemade doughnuts when I was really little, but as our family grew and the older…