Appetizers and Dips · Healthy and Delicious · Side Dishes & Salads

Arugula Salad with Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette

THIS SALAD IS THE BEST THING I’VE EVER EATEN. It will have you going full on Bridesmaids. It was SO easy to make.  I love the tiny bit of bite you get from fresh arugula.  Add some petite red tomatoes, red onion, parmesan cheese, and the best homemade salad dressing you’ve ever had, and BOOM.… Continue reading Arugula Salad with Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette

Healthy and Delicious · Side Dishes & Salads

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Imagine being 37 years old and finding out you had been cooking broccoli wrong your entire life.  Imagine you’d been steaming it for the last 20 years, only to discover that roasting it tasted better, AND was easier.  This is particularly egregious if broccoli is the only vegetable that every single person in your family… Continue reading Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

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

Side Dishes & Salads

Classic Macaroni Salad

Confession: I’m a macaroni salad snob. I can’t stand the super sweet stuff you get in grocery store delis or restaurants. Give me a classic, less sweet mac salad peppered with onions, celery, and pickles any day of the week. This is a very simple recipe. The beautiful thing about this recipe is that you… Continue reading Classic Macaroni Salad

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.