Broccoli Pomegranate Salad

Broccoli Pomegranate Salad
Broccoli Pomegranate Salad fits perfectly into a holiday meal because it's simple but festive, comes together quickly, can be prepped a day or 2 ahead then mixed together right before serving.  With so many dishes needing attention at the last-minute, this salad is a bright spot on the holiday menu in more ways than one.  It's not fussy or high ... Read More

Dijon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Dijon Roasted Brussels Sprouts
All veggies taste best when they're in season but this is especially true for Brussels sprouts, and now is their time to shine.  I get so excited to see them at markets in the fall.  Choose sprouts that have an even green coloring, are firm, and measure about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.  This is an old recipe from way ... Read More

Freezer Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

Freezer Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce
I'm in denial that fall weather has arrived here in the northwest, despite the calendar. Boo.  At some point a miracle takes place deep inside me where fall has found a place in my heart once again, and I can let go of the long lazy days of summer.  At this writing, that hasn't happened yet.  Putting food up for ... Read More

Creamy Dill Sauce

Creamy Dill Sauce
Spring is here and what a great time to bring you an easy, fresh and quick spring sauce.  I gave my Smoky Ranch Dressing a spring makeover...and I mean, this Creamy Dill Sauce is soooo good-you could almost drink it.  Fresh parsley improves the flavor, health benefits and brightens up the color, so telling of spring. You can put this ... Read More

Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits

Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits
I've been hoping to have time to post this very scrumptious Valentine's Day dessert.  This creamy parfait is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free and a favorite from my cooking classes.  Layered with a quick homemade raspberry jam, these Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits are a decadent dessert that's actually good for you and your whole family will love. The bottom layer ... Read More

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita's
Are you looking for a healthy menu item for the super bowl? Whether you're hitting the slopes or watching the game (we're doing both), this Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas recipe will hit the spot. This recipe is Whole30 compliant with homemade taco seasoning (recipe below) and home canned salsa, but you can sub out a taco seasoning packet and a ... Read More

Crock Pot Thai Chicken Tacos

There is so much going on right now and really all I want to do is hang out with my people but there's shopping, and programs and parties...on and on. I re-prioritized some activities this year so we could do a little Christmas slumber party with the grands.  They are so stinking fun :) We made gingerbread houses, Painted ornaments ... Read More

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Almonds

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Almonds
Wind gusts of 70-80 miles an hour hit our city last Tuesday and the whole city went black.  Trees uprooted everywhere, falling on power lines leaving many homes without power.  Slowly we are regaining electricity, neighborhood by neighborhood.  But many, including our kids and their families still have homes that are dark and too cold for living in.  Our power ... Read More