Corn and Black Bean Salad with Basil Lime Vinaigrette

I was going through my pins on Pinterest the other day, and I realized I have pinned about six or eight different salads containing some combination of corn and black beans.  Apparently this is something that sounds really good to me.  Well, I think I can go ahead and delete all of those pins, because […]

Corn and Black Bean Salad with Basil Lime Vinaigrette

Winter Chopped Salad

I’ve said before that whenever we go to our friends’ Dave and Kylie’s for dinner, we bring a salad (or when they come over, they bring the salad).  This was my most recent creation for dinner at Dave and Kylie’s. I have to admit, I am kind of a salad freak.  I love them, and […]

Winter Chopped Salad

Balsamic Glazed Carrots

As much as Tim and I love vegetables, there’s one that we really never cook just as a side dish.  Carrots.  We eat them raw and we use them in recipes, but we just don’t really eat cooked carrots.  Until now.  These are so delicious, I’ll definitely be adding them to our rotation.  The carrots […]

Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Celebrating the Tastes of Summer: Caprese Salad

There are many reasons I love summer: the warm early summer weather (not this 100+ degree heat we’ve been having), sleeping in, getting to spend time with Tim and Josie, the drive-in movie theater, traveling, and the wonderful produce (to name a few).  Nothing says summer quite like fresh tomatoes from the garden.  When I […]

How to Cook a Perfectly Juicy Pork Loin (Oh And a Recipe Too)

I don’t frequently cook pork at our house.  We have a pretty steady rotation of chicken and fish.  I do occasionally buy those premarinaded pork loins and throw them in the freezer when I need a no brainer dinner.  But I feel like I’m always seeing delicious pork loin recipes, so the other day I […]