Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette


Mix up your next Mexican-themed menu with a side salad dressed with this simple yet delicious Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette. Or, go ahead and whip up this vinaigrette any other night of the week for a unique taste to your usual salad. I recently mixed the dressing together as the perfect complement to a side salad packed with tomatoes, black … Read more

Scalloped Corn


Simple and reliable recipe for Scalloped Corn. This tasty dish is the perfect accompaniment for any meal but it’s especially beloved as a Thanksgiving side.

Balsamic Spinach & Water Chestnuts


I’ll be the first to admit that our kids are a little strange. When you consider the fact that they love spinach, I think you’ll agree with me. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we introduced them to Popeye and the power of spinach early on. Or maybe it’s because it’s … Read more

Very Veggie Pasta


Life is good around our house. We’ve lived here for a year and a half and I think we’re finally starting to feel like we’ve done every project that we’ve wanted to do. Since the start of the year, Eric has painted and rearranged all of the kids’ bedrooms and we’ve done some redecorating in … Read more

Honey Mustard Glazed Green Beans & Bacon


So, let’s just skip my few paragraphs of rambling and skip right to the recipe today, okay? I’m on round two of a cold that has been making the rounds in our house and hoping that I’m the only one who has to go through it twice, because it’s not fun. Anyhow…not too much to … Read more

Squash & Mushroom Saute


Before we moved into our current house last summer, I dreamt of having a garden every single summer. So when May rolled around this year I couldn’t wait to get started. We took advantage of the two existing beds in our backyard and went crazy buying seeds and dirt. Mother’s Day weekend was happily spent … Read more

Rosemary Potato & Veggie Skewers


As the summer goes on, Eric and I are getting more and more comfortable with using the grill on a regular basis. We’ve finally started branching off into grilling our side dishes on occasion as well. So far, so good! I’ve done kebabs and skewers in the oven for years and I’ve been anxiously awaiting … Read more

Green Pea Salad


We go through a lot of peas in our house! Even though the kids would gladly eat them straight out of the freezer, Eric and I need a bit more variety. So since it’s summer, a pea salad seemed like the perfect alternative for a side dish. It was a hit with everyone, which I … Read more