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 […]

Recipe for a Delicious Summer

I love a fat, juicy, grilled burger once in a while.  I wish I could take credit for this, but someone (else) in a stroke of genius came up with the idea of combining a jalapeno popper and a burger.  You basically take a hamburger patty, top it with a cream cheese, roasted jalapeno, bacon […]

It’s Spring – Time for Pasta Primavera!

This is a recipe I’ve made many times, and it’s definitely a regular in our spring/summer rotation.  That’s saying a lot, because generally my philosophy is “So many recipes, so little time.”  Tim and I both love this because it’s healthy and full of vegetables.  It’s light, very fresh tasting, and perfect for spring!  And primavera […]

Spinach and Sun-dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken

We eat a lot of chicken at our house, so I’m always looking for a new way to cook it.  Stuffing chicken breasts is a great way to do something different and it appears fancy, but it is really not that hard.  Added bonus – you can mix up the ingredients with different things you […]

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup

It’s soup time again!  I told you I’ve been obsessed with soup this year.  In my previous Salsa Stoup post, I mentioned a soup chock full of vegetables with pesto in it.  Well, wait no more.  As promised, here is the veggie soup recipe.  It’s extremely healthy because it’s basically all veggies with some herbs […]

Easy Baked Italian Chicken

When I’m looking for a really easy dinner that’s still healthy and tasty, I turn to this recipe.  Honestly, I feel kind of fraudulent calling it a recipe because it’s so easy.  I usually have all of the ingredients on hand, and you don’t even have to thaw out the chicken!  You literally take a […]

Salsa Stoup with Avocado Smash and Whole Wheat Quesadillas

Is there a 12 step program for soup?  Because if there is, I should probably sign up.  I’ve made more soup this winter than any other winter I can remember.  I even created a soup chock full of vegetables and then got crazy one day and added pesto to it.  It. was. delicious.  I’ll definitely […]