Grilled Chicken Satay Platter with Creamy Almond Sauce

Grilled Chicken Satay Platter with Creamy Almond Sauce
It's nearing the fourth of July, and this grilled chicken satay platter with creamy almond sauce is totally drool worthy.  Why not switch things up from the traditional ribs - burger bash and bring some asian flare to the red, white and blue celebration?  Your family and friends will rave when they see and taste your beautiful food all made ... Read More

Pistachio Basil Beet Salad

Pistachio Basil Beet Salad
Want to make a salad that screams summer and makes use of the fresh garden produce that's sure to come?  Pistachio Basil Beet Salad illumines the table with bright color and flavor and it's so simple to make.  By layering a mix of roasted and raw veggies, complimentary flavors and textures are brought to the salad party.  The true vegetables flavors ... Read More

Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad

Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad.
The seasonal outdoor responsibilities have been beckoning and I dove completely in.   The hubs and I planted the garden and our flowers and cleaned up our yard from winter debris. This is a photo of our garden from a few years back.  Our soil was in need of organic replenishment this season.  Production has been down the last few years, ... Read More

Parsnip Fries

Parsnip Fries
These 4 ingredient salty crispy Parsnip Fries are so satisfying, surprisingly even to my husband who doesn't like parsnips. We've been on the move and I have too often found myself in a strange kitchen, without my normal tools and well stocked pantry.  Having a kitchen when we travel is a must but I've learned I can't depend on guest ... Read More

Four Fresh and Festive Salads

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing
It’s countdown time to Christmas and like me, you’re probably planning your menu for the big meal.  Here's a round up of four fresh and festive salads to choose from for your Christmas table.  Each one is unique and requires more or less attention to make, but all of them are vibrant and tasty, a perfect combo for your holiday ... Read More

Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing

Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing
How about a main dish salad that's perfect for hot summer nights that the whole family will love?  Bison Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing is so satisfying, low carb and full of favorite ingredients.  And with avocado cream dressing, I mean...who couldn't eat this every day without tiring of it?  Here's what you'll need for the salad. Included is lacinato ... Read More

Bow-tie Pasta Spinach & Basil Salad

Bow-tie Pasta Spinach & Basil Salad
The fourth of July is just about here and if you're feeding a crowd this flavorful Bow-tie Pasta Spinach & Basil Salad, loaded with wilted spinach and fresh basil is just the thing.  Spiked with salty goodness of prosciutto and complimented by the bite of toasted pine nuts, this veggie rich salad is a crowd pleaser. Although I'm grain free ... Read More

Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad

Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad
This Spinach, Basil and Zucchini Noodle Salad came about as a redo of a bow tie pasta salad recipe I make every year at my grandson's request for his birthday dinner.  The fact that this 9 yo boy wants a salad with spinach and basil in it makes me proud of him and his mama, who's such a great cook, ... Read More

Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy
Grilled sesame baby bok choy - I've taken my favorite veggie to the grill and it's smokin' good and easy. I have been a little MIA lately because we've had family happenings.   You know, the ups and downs and every-days of family life that happens?  In the day to day of doing life together there's stability and being there ... Read More

Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza

Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza
Roasted Balsamic Beet and Arugula Pizza is so easy to make and incredibly good that you'll want to put it on regular dinner rotation throughout the summer. Once upon a time there was a young woman who, while visiting her hometown in New Jersey, went out for pizza with her parents. The sweet Italian gentleman behind the counter took her ... Read More