Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

I bet you have all the ingredients on hand to make this tasty Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad; chicken, pasta, peppers, onion, and a simple dressing are all you need to make it today!  This salad packs easily into a cooler for a picnic or a trip to the beach.  It can be eaten for lunch […]

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is the quintessential west Michigan summer salad.  Everyone has their own version, slightly different, mostly the same, always delicious! Growing up it was always a treat to take a drive to Rockford, a quaint little town northeast of where I grew up, and eat at Arnies restaurant and bakery […]


Tzatziki Dip

This yogurt-based sauce is refreshing and full of flavor! It’s perfect for using as a dip with pita bread and vegetables, or as a sauce with grilled meats.  Tzatziki is fresh and light and it pairs well with grilled meats, it’s perfect as a spread for wraps, and equally as amazing as a dip with vegetables […]

Pasta Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

Pasta Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

Pasta Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing is fresh, healthy and full of Spring flavors!  It pairs perfectly with any grilled meat or to eat on its own for a light and refreshing lunch option. After this endless winter I think we could all use some fresh, healthy recipes to brighten up our lives!  When I […]

Thousand Island Dressing

Thousand Island Dressing

Most salad dressings can be made from scratch with everyday ingredients. Thousand Island is no exception to that rule. My spiced up version is perfect on salads, sandwiches, or as a dip. After you see how simple this is you will never buy bottled dressing again! Easy, peasy, chicken squeezy er somethin’ like that.  This […]

Walnut and Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad with Ginger & Tarragon Vinaigrette

Walnut & Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

This is how I like quinoa! If you missed my post a while back.  Or if you saw it but didn’t read it and actually thought that I enjoyed eating quinoa for breakfast well….I don’t.    I’m not a morning person so the best way for me to start the day is with a heavy dose […]

Roasted Root Vegetables


I love roasted vegetables.  Roasting caramelizes the natural sugars that are in certain vegetables.  Roasting can also bring out a nutty quality in vegetables like broccoli and brussel sprouts.  I’ve roasted just about any and all vegetables  that I can get my hands on and I love them all! Roasting vegetables is extremely simple.   […]

Spanish Rice


Spanish Rice is full of flavor and extremely versatile. It can be eaten as a side or if you care to add a protein it can be enjoyed as a meal! I grew up eating spanish rice for dinner often.  My mom would make it as a side dish, and she would also add brown […]

Farm Market Pasta Salad


This salad is the perfect salad for celebrating the best of the harvest.  It uses vegetables fresh from the farmers market, roasted  and tossed with orecchietta pasta and basil drizzled with a fresh lemon balsamic vinaigrette.  This pasta salad is versatile and pairs well with any meal, or it can be a meal all on its […]

Asian Napa Cabbage Salad ~ Redo


Sometimes recipes just need to be reposted.  Pulled to the top of the heap again.  This is one of them.  I fix this salad for nearly every get together.  It is always a hit.  Our pastors wife is quite famous for it,  one friend of mine calls this Sheeela’s Salad, well I can’t take full […]

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