Doctored up Boxed Pasta Salad

Even though it is still cold, I really wanted some pasta salad.  It just reminds me of the warmer days to come. I had a box of the easy pasta salad mix in the cabinet. I really like these as a base, but I always like to get creative with them and add in random…

Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave

I have made spaghetti squash in the microwave a few times but never really perfected it until now. I usually make spaghetti squash roasted in the oven or in the crock pot,  but tonight I wanted to try it in the microwave again. I used a super sharp knife to pierce the squash all the…

Girls Night In—-STEAK!!!!!

Perfect Ribeye with Green Beans. I added the green beans with 2 tablespoons of butter, then added the heavily salted and peppered steak.  5 minutes on each side on the stove top (constantly moving around the green beans) and then in the oven on 375 for just under 5 minutes. Behold the glory…

Veggie Cauliflower Rice

Hello again! So I found a head of cauliflower that I totally forgot about in the vegetable drawer. I decided to try something crazy and make it in to rice. I have seen lots of these recipes floating around. Many call for a bag of riced cauliflower. Well, that seems a bit strange to buy…

Cucumber and Tomato Balsamic Salad

Pretty tomato obsessed over here! Cucumber and Tomato Balsamic Salad Ingredients 1 large cucumber, sliced thinly 1 large tomato, diced  (or 2 small Roma tomatoes, a handful of baby heilooms, etc.) 3 tablespoons balsamic balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil salt pepper Directions… Combine sliced cucumber and  tomato  in a medium bowl. Add balsamic vinegar…

Jicama, Tomato, and Cilantro Slaw

Another yummy way to utilize your summer tomatoes! 1/2 raw Jicama, 1 Summer tomato, and 1 bunch of cilantro. Chop all these summer beauties and mix with a bit of olive oil and salt-and-pepper. Perfection for a slaw or salad to add to your perfect grilled meat.  

Catching up

Farmers Market Finds! First one of the season, so I am pretty excited.       Beet, radish, and rainbow chard saute. Yum! Fresh and healthy.  Fresh Greens! Love all the leafy tops. I like to make them in to a salad or mix in to an omelette.   Sweet Katie kept writing me mother’s day…

Recipe Review- Corn Souffle

Evening guys! So today I have pretty much spent the entire day in the kitchen (and grocery store). I meal planned, I shopped, and I cooked my heart out. It is my Daddy’s birthday tomorrow, so I cooked him one of his favorite meals; Pork Ragu. I also made this corn souffle recipe I got…

Cauliflower Couscous

So I made this yummy veggie one pot wonder yesterday. Eat a plate of it for dinner, or pair it with a piece of grilled fish or chicken. Delicious! So cauliflower and couscous are not the most photogenic foods, but I tried my best with the picture. The recipe was so easy! All you have to do is…