Pesto Bruschetta to Brighten Your Summer Nights

Enjoy all the bright flavors of summer in this easy-to-prep Pesto Bruschetta. An ideal appetizer, it also makes a great light lunch. We spent late spring/early summer traipsing through Great Britain. We had a really nice time. It seems that I rarely take time off unless we go overseas. I’m thinking that we need to […]

How to Make a Fruit Cobbler Easy Peasy

Enjoy all the luscious summer fruits available by baking them into a Fruit Cobbler. This one with a luscious lemon biscuit topping is a winner! Despite the warm temps of summer, I love baking with summer fruit. Whether it’s a pie like this mixed berry pie, a batch of scones like these chocolate strawberry scones […]

Simple Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe

Serve up an easy side dish tonight with this Simple Brown Rice Pilaf. Based on whole grain and packed with flavor, it’s a great supporting actor. Rice pilaf is one of my go-to side dishes. Hubs could eat the whole pan himself. There’s just something about the combination of butter, onion, rice, and chicken broth […]

Sausage Packets for the Grill

Whip up an easy dinner in a flash with these Sausage Packets for the Grill. Toss together a green salad and dinner is ready in no time! Quick and easy is the name of the game when it comes to summertime meals. If you can cook them outside on the grill, so much the better! Stay […]

Santa Barbara Cowboy Caviar

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 […]

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash In The Microwave

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

It’s so easy to cook spaghetti squash, you’ll wonder why you don’t do it more often. Spaghetti squash is a great, low-carb alternative to pasta or polenta.

Best Ever Slow Cooker Pulled Pork (VIDEO)

Best Slow Cooker Recipes for Summer | Good Cheap Eats

Looking for a simple yet flavorful way to cook pork? Combine a homemade rub with a cheap cut of pork and cook it slowly in the slow cooker for a fantastic filling for sandwiches, lettuce wraps, and tacos.

Healthy Spinach Dip

healthy spinach dip with veggies and crackers

Make the classic appetizer a little better for you with this Healthy Spinach Dip. Yogurt instead of mayonnaise and herbs and spices instead of a packaged soup mix make it delicious — and good for you, too. Munchies, appetizers, starters, aperitif, whatever you want to call them, those little snacks to whet your appetite before […]