Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

I love making oven-roasted vegetables.  It takes away all the active cooking time.  I don’t have to stand at the stove and babysit my vegetables.  And sometimes that’s what makes all the difference during weeknight cooking.  It’s really easy to just throw some veggies on a sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, add seasoning (salt


BLT Chicken Salad Sandwich

Is there a such a thing as a bacon support group?   I could eat bacon every day.  Granted, I know it wouldn’t be too good for me, but I still can’t resist.  Especially when I’m having a challenging day.  Between work and the tiny humans, let’s face it…sometimes a girl just needs her bacon.


Ranch Avocado Chicken Salad Wrap

Lunch time has become the quietest time of my day.  I know all that will change once summer vacation rolls around, but for now I use it to my advantage to exercise, run errands, clean house, shower, play catch up at work…and not necessarily in that order! Everything always gets done eventually.  And if it


Lazy Shishkabob

Shishkabob is one of my favorite summer-time meals.  It’s a shame that it’s hard to make in the winter when it’s freezing cold and raining or snowing and no-one wants to stand outside and man the grill.   It’s also a little time consuming.  First you have prep the meat and veggies and then you


Maple-Glazed Carrots

I have a hard time getting the kids to eat vegetables.  And then I visited my friend this past weekend who has a one year old and he’s scarfing down spinach by the fistful.  So I tell myself either of two things has happened here: 1. I’ve done something very wrong in raising my children


Cilantro-Lime Quinoa Salad

I’ve been on a big quinoa kick lately.  To me it’s one of the most versatile complex carbohydrates.  And also a pretty easy side dish to make. I like the fact that you can add anything you want to it and it’s kind of hard to screw up; you can flavor it however you want


Fancy Black Beans

Sometimes I like to take something from a can and make it fancy.  Let’s face it, it’s just plain easy to open a can sometimes when you need a side dish for lunch or dinner, but sometimes, that can just isn’t enough.  Which is when it’s time to make it fancy!  Now of course my


Avocado Caprese Salad

By now everyone knows I have a love affair with caprese salad.  What’s not to love?  Fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil…yum! It’s no secret that if there’s a caprese salad on the menu when KB and I are out, we get one.  There’s just something about the combination of those ingredients that is satisfying.  The


Chorizo Oven Nachos with Lime Crema

Since Super Bowl is coming up, I thought I’d share a recipe I made for New Years Eve this year.  KB decided off the cuff that he wanted nachos for our NYE meal.  We used to go out and party and stay out late for NYE, but as we’ve grown older, our celebrations have grown


Caprese Avocado Toast

I love caprese salad.  Especially in the summer.  Fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar…what’s not to love?  When KB and I go out for Italian food and it’s on the menu, we normally order it.  I have a confession: sometimes I make it even when the ingredients aren’t in season.  It still