Pasta Salad Bar

Serving a Pasta Salad Bar is a cool and easy way to serve a crowd of varying tastes. Provide cooked pasta and toppings so each can make his own pasta salad. I tend to serve dinner one of two ways: individually plated or buffet style. Our years of having babies and toddlers at the table […]

The Veggie Pesto Sandwich That’s Perfect for Packing

Looking for lots of flavor at lunchtime? This Veggie Pesto Sandwich packs a punch, all while being meatless, portable, and budget-friendly. My friend Alison is so great at discovering new flavor combinations like this coconut berry salad for instance. I love it when we’re at potlucks together because I get all kinds of great ideas. […]

Quinoa Chili with Three Chiles

Enjoy a chili supper that’s full of flavor and a good dose of protein. This Quinoa Chili comes together quickly and easily for a super supper. This recipe was born out of a Pantry Challenge.  You see during a Pantry Challenge, I’m hyper-alert about leftovers and making them into something new instead of throwing them […]

Tuna Pita Pockets

Make brown-bagging it tasty and economical with these delicious Tuna Pita Pockets with Cucumber. Canned tuna never tasted so good. When we were in England, one of our go-to “fast food” restaurants was a chain called Pret a Manger. It’s not really fast food, but it’s quick and easy, ready when you walk in the […]

Pesto Bruschetta Recipe

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 […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Got bananas and chocolate? Then you’ve got the makings for a wonderful snack. Or breakfast. Or dessert. Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread! I never heard of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread until college. It was a “new thing” in 1990. What can I say? We didn’t have the internet back then. One always knew when Chocolate […]

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 […]