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Kicked-Up Chicken-Macaroni Salad from

Kicked-Up Chicken-Macaroni Salad

This Kicked-Up Chicken-Macaroni Salad recipe will impress your family and friends at your next picnic, BBQ or tailgate. This dish pairs well with almost anything and will have your guests begging for more. What is it that makes this Kicked-Up Chicken-Macaroni Salad so perfect? Honestly, I think it’s a few things. The combination of jalapeno … Read More »»

Protein Rich Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Smoothie

Protein Rich Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Smoothie

This rich and delicious Protein Rich Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Smoothie has the perfect sweet and tangy balance just like your favorite piece of cheesecake. Today is the first day of school for my kids. I have a sophomore and a senior this year. Where has the time gone? I’m serious! It’s as if the days have … Read More »»

Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups

Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups

These Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups are the perfect party food for any occasion. You’ll be amazed how one, awesome ingredient will take your tortilla rollups to the next level.        It’s kind of weird that after so many years and years of this blogging thing, I haven’t shared these Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups with you. I … Read More »»

Chicken, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Bowls with Tomatillo Drizzle

Chicken, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Bowls with Tomatillo Drizzle

Healthy and delicious, this Chicken, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Tomatillo Drizzle is perfect for lunch and dinner and packed with nutrients! After two weeks of indulgent eating on vacation, it’s time to get back to reality and making more healthy choices. It’s so darn easy to eat all the things, while enjoying … Read More »»

Coconut Peach Crumble

Coconut Peach Crumble

Take advantage of the season’s sweetest and ripest fruit with this Coconut Peach Crumble. And don’t forget that scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top.      The “dog days of summer” are upon us in a big way. I always associate August with lazy, hot, sometimes humid days that seem to last forever and … Read More »»

Favorites From The Past


Sticky Asian Chicken Spaghetti

  Does your family prefer spaghetti noodles over all other kinds? I mean, there are so many cute and functional pasta shapes out there, but I find myself serving the same, plain and classic noodles the most. My family doesn’t care about how well some noodles hold the sauce better or have a slipperier mouthfeel … Read More »»

Low Country Shrimp Boil from So easy to feed a crowd with this recipe.

Low Country Shrimp Boil + VIDEO

This Low Country Shrimp Boil is a great way to feed a crowd in a casual way. So easy to make on the stove and serve on newspaper for a fun get-together. It’s an awesome year-round dish. See this recipe MADE ON VIDEO HERE.   Have you ever experienced a seafood boil? Since I live … Read More »»


Butternut-Boursin-Bacon Soup

The weather has turned chilly and cold in Oregon. The mornings have been grey and foggy with misting rain. The afternoons are a mix of sun and clouds with an evening chill in the air. You can smell the burning fireplaces heating the homes in the country and the falling leaves are bright orange, yellow … Read More »»

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