Roasted Veggie Pasta Sauce

Wow, it’s been a while since I have posted a recpie! I’ve been cooking, I have just been using my free time to play with Wes instead of blogging. The good news is that I have several great recipes to share with you, so I’m going to do my best to get them out there. […]

Roasted Veggie Pasta Sauce

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

I know it’s almost spring, so our time for soup is really winding down, but I think this soup recipe is perfect for this time of year.  It’s light, brothy, full of flavor, and very refreshing with the hint of lemon and fresh grassy parsley, yet definitely filling enough to be a meal.   I […]

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Guest Blog: Wife Soup

Hold on to your socks, ladies… They’re about to be blown off! That’s right, you have a guest chef in your presence. I am, humbly and proudly, the husband of Cara, and she has humored me by letting me share with you one of my chefly secrets (to be honest, this recipe, as with most […]

Grilled Zucchini and Bell Peppers

My philosophy about grilling is that if we’re going to take the time to fire up our charcoal grill, I am going to take full advantage of it.  These grilled vegetables  are fresh, healthy, quick, and easy.  They’re also very colorful.  I’ve heard you should eat five colors every day, and some even say five […]

Clean, Green, and Herbacious

During the summer time, I grow a small herb garden that usually includes a combination of the following: parsley, cilantro, chives, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, and basil.  As my basil starts to really grow and go crazy, I think, “What am I going to do with all of this basil?” And then I remember – […]

Whole Grain Cous Cous with Spring Vegetables

I love cous cous as a side dish.  It’s something different from rice or potatoes, and it’s super easy to make.  It’s also very versatile.  You can flavor it many different ways by adding in different herbs, spices, and veggies.  I like to buy plain cous cous, whole grain or wheat if available, cook it in […]

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

 It’s officially grilling season!  Officially declared by me, that is.  We only have a charcoal grill at our house, so if we are going to grill something, it takes a decent time commitment.  That’s why if we’re going to go through the trouble to get the grill ready, I usually want to cook as much […]

Grilled Chicken with Plum Salsa

I officially have spring fever.  When it starts to get nice outside, I immediately want to break out the grill, which we did last weekend.  I don’t know about you, but I sometimes feel like I get in a grilling rut, doing the same things every time. We were having some family members over, and […]

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 […]

Turkey Burger Sliders

Let’s just admit it.  Burgers are delicious.  I mean, who doesn’t love a good, juicy, savory burger all smothered in melty cheese  once in a while?  Ok, so I’m sure there are people out there who don’t, but I’m not one of them.  Sliders take the delicious, satisfying burger and add in a little fun […]