Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Two weeks ago was the Fourth of July.  And every single Fourth of July I make home-made ice cream.  Not that the extra work makes it taste any better.  But maybe it’s the extra love that does it.  I’m not a huge fan of ice cream in general, so I pick and choose when I


Caprese Sea Scallops

I love sea scallops.  Nothing better than a large, juicy, fresh sea scallop…seared in butter and topped with a fresh salsa, salad, or relish.  Reminds me of summer and reminds me of the sea.  Of course, I’m a Cali girl at heart and even though I grew up in the desert, the ocean feels like


Healthy Bruschetta Chicken

I know there’s probably about a million variations on bruschetta chicken.  It’s a twist on bruschetta…which is the appetizer that puts a little salad of tomatoes and basil on a grilled piece of bread with a balsamic vinegar glaze on top.  It’s quite yummy and it always reminds me of summer.  Sitting on the patio


Everything Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwich

Have you ever had the Everything Bagel seasoning from Trader Joe’s?  I have and it’s absolutely delicious.  KB and I both decided we liked it at the same time and we blew through a bottle in no time…sprinkling it on everything.  It’s such a delicious blend of seasoning; garlic, salt, sesame seeds, everything you would


Deluxe Lobster Salad Roll

I’ve got an addiction to lobsters and bacon.  Anyone that’s known me for a substantial period of time can tell you where my weaknesses are.  I’m not gonna lie, when I first found out I was moving to Cleveland, my first thought was, where will I get my lobster roll fix?  I mean, let’s be


Cheesy Beef and Broccoli Bake

I have a hard time getting my kids to eat broccoli.  I won’t lie, it’s one of my favorite veggies, especially oven roasted with a little sea salt.  It tastes like little trees of goodness.  A little bit sweet (from the roasting) a little bit salty, and crunchy, roasted just right!  It’s a shame I


Slow Cooker Ham Minestrone Soup

Tis the season, right?  It’s the season in between winter and spring.  It’s called second winter.  When all I can think about is spring and when it’s coming.  Spring, when it comes, will be over and gone WAY too quick.  It’s one of my two favorite seasons (spring and fall), both of which are short-lived.


Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

I love breakfast for dinner.  There, I said it.  It’s out there and I can’t take it back.  I don’t want to take it back, in fact, I embrace it.  If having breakfast for dinner is wrong, I don’t need to be right.  The other day KB suggested I make breakfast for dinner using some


Slow Cooker Salsa and Brown Rice Chicken Taco Bowls

One of my favorite things to do with my crockpot is to make salsa chicken.  It takes zero active time to prepare and if I use mild salsa, both my children will eat it without complaint.  Especially when I serve it to them as tacos.  Every January, I do a “healthy January.”  I like to


Curry Turkey and Brie Sliders

Thanksgiving was last week.  And of course we had leftovers for days.  Because who doesn’t have leftovers on Thanksgiving?  I think leftovers are one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving.  A few years ago, KB took to deep-frying our turkey.  Which I love, because the skin gets so crispy and the inside is so juicy.