Asian-Inspired Short Ribs for Two

The Husband and I are kid-less this week (they are visiting Grandma!) so I planned some fun Date-Night-In style dinners for us. Asian-Inspired Short Ribs was my first. A few months ago I made short ribs for the first time following a recipe I found on Cooking Light. This time I ventured on my own [...]

Garlic Pork with Sugar Snap Peas Over Kale Ginger Rice

Originally Posted June 2012 Yesterday was frantic farm day. Ryan gets off the bus at 3:40. Swim class is 4:30 then straight to the farm to pick up our share. As if that was hectic enough, we had storms rolling in and tornado warnings. Thankfully we just beat the monsoon and got our share without [...]

Garden Salad with Quick Pickled Onion and Grilled Chicken

Once I got back from my third and final vacation of the summer -- more on that soon over on my personal blog -- I couldn't wait to get back to my kitchen. Traveling and cooking are my absolute two favorite things to do. One day, it's all I hope to be doing. Anyway, this [...]

Cheesy Zucchini Tomato Bake

I originally posted this precisely 5-years ago today on July 31, 2014!  Mom did it again and dropped off a zucchini the size of a baseball bat. I love it! Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables because it’s so versatile and makes a great recipe bulker, increasing serving sizes of things like chili without [...]

Sunflower Crunch Salad with Turkey – A Lunch Prep Idea

A few months ago, I picked up my first bagged salad kit. You know the ones, with the dressing and toppings all included? Well, I immediately fell in love with the first one I tried. It's called Sunflower Crunch, and it includes a sweet onion dressing, bacon bits, and sunflower seeds. It was delicious! However, [...]

Kiwi, Nectarine and Avocado Salsa

Guys, I've been sitting on this recipe for over a week! It's been a crazy month, and there's no sign of it slowing down any time soon. The kids are home, we had our annual week at the beach, we hosted a 4th of July BBQ, celebrated my Mom's birthday, and The Husband and I [...]