dinner · Healthy and Delicious · Side Dishes & Salads

Taco Salad with Cilantro Ranch Dressing

We have baseball 4 nights a week right now.  Baseball practice ends “at dusk” which, right now, is about 7pm.  Since I am not willing to eat take out that often and I mostly dislike meals made in the crockpot, I am really having to get creative.  My goal has been to eat as healthy… Continue reading Taco Salad with Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Side Dishes & Salads

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

A thousand apologies, oh patient ones.  I have been completely distracted from blogging activities by my discovery of Game of Thrones.  If there are two things I’m just not into when it comes to entertainment, it’s fantasy and gratuitous gore and violence. The fact the Game of Thrones is full of dragons, armies of dead… Continue reading Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

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

Appetizers and Dips · Side Dishes & Salads · whole 30 paleo

Whole 30 Dump Ranch

Oh mylanta you guys.  I can’t believe I completed 45 days of Whole 30 in my life without making dump ranch. Big mistake.  Huge. I finally made dump ranch today, and doing this recipe with the exact ingredients written, I swear to the heavens that I absolutely can’t tell the difference between this and homemade… Continue reading Whole 30 Dump Ranch

Appetizers and Dips · Side Dishes & Salads

Candied Walnuts for Salads

I’ve made candied walnuts in the past, and it has always involved toasting nuts in the oven, complicated syrups, candy thermometers, and breaking apart stuck together nuts tediously with a fork.  No thanks.  I’d way rather just buy the $6 bag of them near the croutons at the grocery store. I have to say though,… Continue reading Candied Walnuts for Salads

Side Dishes & Salads

Pear and Feta Salad with the BEST Homemade Dressing

This salad is good.  It is “Wow, that was amazing, I want more” good.  Spring greens are tossed with candied walnuts, feta, pears, and topped with the best salad dressing you will ever put in your mouth in your entire life. Make this for a dinner party and wow people.  Take it to a potluck.… Continue reading Pear and Feta Salad with the BEST Homemade Dressing