Build Your Own Nacho Bar

Summer is an ideal time to throw a party or other festive gathering. And a build your own nacho bar is an easy appetizer or main dish to serve your guests. I love a good party. And I love good eats. When the two come together — with as little work and mess as possible […]

Santa Fe Salad with Chicken, Corn, & Black Beans

place setting with large dinner salad

This Santa Fe Salad is super easy to pull together. Signature corn and black beans get added protein from shredded chicken and other tasty toppings.

Santa Barbara Cowboy Caviar

bowl of bean and avocado salsa with chips

Santa Barbara Cowboy Caviar is a delicious bean dip that acts like a salsa. It’s perfect with chips, to top tacos or enchiladas, or even to serve simply on rice. I went to college at UC Santa Barbara. It was known as the party school back then. It may still be known as the party […]

Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – Quick & Easy

Take stuffed potatoes to a whole new level by making a batch of these Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. They can be served paleo style or simply gluten-free. It took me awhile to fully embrace the sweet potato. It’s not something that my parents ever prepared for me when I was growing up. The only sweet […]

Shrimp Bowls with Mango and Avocado

Shrimp Bowls Recipe from Good Cheap Eats

Enjoy a quick and delicious lunch or dinner with these Shrimp Bowls topped with Mango and Avocado. So easy and so yummy! Imagine me taking pictures in the dark tonight, trying to capture this meal for you. My husband didn’t believe I could do it with such low light, but yes, yes, I did. 1. […]

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

quinoa vegetable salad

This Quinoa Vegetable Salad is packed with protein and flavor and full of all the colors of the rainbow. It’s perfect for packing. I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately. When my kids were little, a big salad was my daily lunch. Over the years of penny pinching and such, I’ve gravitated toward eating […]

Easy Chicken Quinoa Bowl

This Easy Chicken Quinoa Bowl is simple, hearty, and packed with flavor as well as protein. It makes a perfect weeknight dinner or workaday lunch. My eldest became a college man this year. About three weeks before classes started, he secured an on-campus job and got into the routine of daily trips to campus. Even better, health […]

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash is so delicious! Add some onion and chopped mushroom as aromatics, and you’ll be so pleased you’re eating healthfully! This summer has been pretty wild for me. We started it out with my husband’s surgery and are ending it with my autoimmune diagnosis. I’m still holding out a smidgen of hope that […]