Dinners · Side Dishes & Salads

Simply the Best Corn Salad

Nothing better than sweet summer corn, my friends! Nothing! This corn salad is proof that sometimes the very best things to eat come from the simplest ingredients.  It comes together, ready to eat in a matter of minutes, and it is so, so, so, so, so good. My family loves to have this on the… Continue reading Simply the Best Corn Salad

dinner · Dinners · Soups

Homemade Corn Chowder

I have been making a copycat recipe of the corn chowder they serve at Mimi’s Cafe in California for years.  Years.  I have only recently started adding and changing some things with the recipe, and I’m sharing the new and improved version of the soup today. Mimi’s Cafe is a chain, and there is one… Continue reading Homemade Corn Chowder

Beef · Dinners · Healthy and Delicious

“Lazy” Lo-Carb Spinach Lasagna

Several of my friends have had weight loss luck with a program called Trim Healthy Mama.  While I haven’t personally checked it out, I have seen some recipes and ideas floating around on Facebook that intrigued me.  This lasagna in particular. Loved the idea of using spinach in place of noodles! I almost never make… Continue reading “Lazy” Lo-Carb Spinach Lasagna

Dinners · Pork · whole 30 paleo

Spaghetti Marinara with Crispy Pork with Zoodles (or noodles!)

When I was a teenager, my parents took a trip to Italy, and when they got home, my spaghetti life was changed forever.  My Dad, who cooked dinner most nights in our family, came home proclaiming that the spaghetti we had been eating our whole lives was crap, and that the Italians did it better.… Continue reading Spaghetti Marinara with Crispy Pork with Zoodles (or noodles!)

Dinners · Side Dishes & Salads

Best Broccoli Salad. Ever.

Summer means lots of salads to me.  Pasta salads, potato salads, broccoli salads.  Anything quick and easy that can go with grilled meat.  It’s been super hot here in Seattle the last few summers and I am a grump about heat.  Nobody here has air conditioning! Do you know how miserable it is to sit… Continue reading Best Broccoli Salad. Ever.

chicken · Dinners · Healthy and Delicious · Side Dishes & Salads

Chrissy Teigen’s Chinese Chicken Salad

I will start out by saying that this is one of the best salads I have ever eaten in my entire life.  And I have had a lot of good salads.  It was like “pour the entire thing into a giant mixing bowl and eat until you feel sick” good. Lets just say I have… Continue reading Chrissy Teigen’s Chinese Chicken Salad

Dinners · Soups

Sicilian Chicken Soup

I have a husband home sick with a man cold today and that means two things: Nyquil and chicken soup.  I made a creamier chicken orzo soup last week, but today I wanted something a little brothier, but with enough substance to be our meal for the evening. I found this wonderful recipe on A… Continue reading Sicilian Chicken Soup