Lemon Pepper Red Potatoes

I have to give another shout out to Jenny Sarantis for this idea.  She served these to us for dinner one night, and I thought they were so good.  She basically just boiled red potatoes and dressed them with olive oil, lemon pepper, and fresh dill.  I never would have come up with that combination…

Spinach Quinoa

This is a recipe I found off the weight watchers site back in the day when Derek was following weight watchers.  I love quinoa and am always trying to come up with new ways to use it.  I love this as a side.  Tonight, I made it on the side of salmon. SPINACH QUINOA Ingredients:…

Spanish Rice

This is a recipe I found in my Betty Crocker Cookbook back in the early years of marriage.  It’s so simple and can honestly be made in the same amount of time that you were spend making one of those box of rices, so I often opt for this.  Tonight, I was making enchiladas and…

Corn Bread

I love this cornbread recipe.  I found it in my Fannie Farmer Cookbook.  It’s pretty simple and can be made in just 30 minutes while my chili is simmering.  I have a couple corn bread recipes I like.  Actually, I don’t usually like cornbread much at all.  It’s often crumbly and sticks to your mouth like…

Fresh Corn Cornbread

This is what I always make with the last of our garden corn.  It’s so fun to make corn bread that actually has fresh corn in it.  Of course I found such an awesome recipe in a Cooks Illustrated magazine.  This recipe is crumbly, but holds together and has this great wholesome chew to it….

Bruschetta

Derek says Bruschetta is his favorite thing I do with our garden tomatoes.  I think I may feel the same.  I once brought bruschetta to a summer dinner party and someone  said it was the best bruschetta and asked for my recipe. I don’t really follow a recipe for this so much as I just…

Naan

Something I could gorge myself on is definitely Indian Naan bread.  I love Indian food in general but that fantastic light and slightly crispy Naan bread they serve in the side to soak up all the spicy Indian sauces is definitely on my list of favorites.  I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and while I…

Heavenly Pasta Salad

 For a very short time, I dated a guy right before I left for college back home in Minden, Nevada.  His name was Josh Dadabo and he was a nice guy, but the best thing that came out of that relationship was this recipe for pasta salad.  His Mom made this for us one day,…

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

 Grocery shopping for this Mom of twin 3 year old boys and a often dramatic 5 year old girl is no walk in the park.  I normally carefully plan out my meals for an entire week, make a list of all the ingredients I will need for said meals for the entire week, and then…

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

 My Grams has given me some of the best recipes throughout the years.  I love going to her house because she always finds the best recipes and makes the best food.  This was one of Grams’ great finds that she shared with me.  Sometimes I doctor them up a bit like tonight, but these are…