Cheesy Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole

This side dish is full of surprises under the crunchy almond and cracker topping is a casserole full of textures and flavors that will find you going back for seconds and hoping there are leftovers for tomorrow! I love a good old fashioned mushroom soup laden side dish just as much as the next guy […]

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

So I may or may not have told you that my dad moved in next door to us.  So now I have in laws on one side….the south side , and my father on the north side.  We’re the Mason Dixon Line.   Not that north, south, or Mason Dixon mean anything; we’re not like […]

Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

I love Salsa Verde with chips for a snack or to serve it as an appetizer. Salsa Verde is also amazing served along side any meat, or on burgers and hotdogs as a fresh zippy condiment! Salsa verde is made with tomatillos, which are a staple in Mexican cooking. The tomatillo is also known as […]

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

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

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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.   […]

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