Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Salad

It’s officially summertime.  It took me a while to say it, since mid-June it still wasn’t as hot here as I imagine summer in Ohio to be.  This is really my second summer in Ohio.  And I don’t even mind the heat.  I’d insert some witty comment here about how at least I’m not in

Loaded “Totchos”

Would you believe there are people in this world who have never had a tater tot?  I kid you not, I made tater tots one day to accompany some french dip sandwiches for someone (who I shall not name) and they asked me what they were.  I thought maybe they were joking.  I mean, didn’t

Fancy French Toast

Pain perdu.  I guess that’s what I should have called this recipe.  Pain perdu.  Say that six times real fast. Fancy French Toast sounds just as fancy.  I’ve always thought french toast was just kind of plain.  I mean, how fancy is it really when it’s just bread dipped in a mixture of eggs, milk

Reuben Quesadilla

So about once a year (literally), I make corned beef.   I could probably do it more often with no complaints from the family, but let’s face it, it’s not something you can eat daily (although I am sure there are some people that eat it frequently).  I’m a firm believer that anything in moderation

BLT Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken salad sandwiches are very versatile.  You can add whatever you want, flavor them however you want, and who doesn’t love a good chicken salad sandwich?  I normally don’t order them when I go out to lunch though because you never know how much mayonnaise the restaurant has added to their chicken salad.  I don’t

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