Appetizers and Sides

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Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche

I’ve been meaning to write about this recipe for a long time, but I have such a backlog of potential blog entries that it’s taken me until now, the fourth time making this quiche, to do it! A while back, my friend Shelly posted a delicious-looking spinach and feta quiche recipe. She had found the … Continue reading

Garden Pasta Salad With Roasted Chicken

After a spate of entries about indulgent desserts, it was high time I wrote about a healthy recipe. I whipped up this garden pasta salad with chicken from Family Fun yesterday, and it was a hit with the whole family. This is easy to put together and makes plenty of leftovers for lunches or an … Continue reading

Sticky Honey Garlic Wings

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a very relaxing one, culminating in a laid-back Father’s Day dinner at home. It was exactly what we needed after a string of busy (fun, but hectic) weekends. Last week, I searched for a good entree to make for Father’s Day dinner. It had to be … Continue reading

Adorable BLTs

It was so hot yesterday that I wanted to keep dinner as simple as possible, so I turned to an idea that I first saw in The Lunch Box a few months ago: bacon and lettuce sandwich quarters threaded on skewers, separated by cherry tomatoes, for the cutest BLT presentation ever. Jack helped me make … Continue reading

Baked Kale Chips

I know I’m at least two years behind the times on this, but I’ve jumped on the make-your-own-kale-chips bandwagon. Over the weekend, I was making a list of travel-friendly snacks that wouldn’t dehydrate me, make me bloated, tack on three extra pounds in a single bite, or empty my wallet (or, gasp, do all of … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I’m back after a short break! Life has gotten in the way of my blogging lately — all good stuff, though. I took my mom and aunt on an overnight getaway to a winery late last week as an early Mother’s Day gift, picked up a new tutoring student, and started prepping for our trip … Continue reading

Triple Cheese Rolls

Another week, another bread-making attempt. Thanks in large part to my friend Shelly, who keeps inspiring me with her drool-worthy homemade bread pictures (check out her latest blog entry on English muffin bread!), I’ve been trying my hand at yeast bread recipes from the King Arthur Flour web site. A few days ago, I made … Continue reading

Maple Oatmeal Bread

Ever since my successful attempt at making whole wheat bread, I’ve been on a bread-making kick. Last week, I decided to try King Arthur Flour’s whole wheat oatmeal honey bread, after seeing it on my friend Shelly’s Facebook page. It wasn’t until after I’d finished making the bread that I realized I’d actually made a … Continue reading

Asian Flank Steak Skewers

I don’t know about everyone else, but we’re in serious detox mode here after our Easter weekend indulgences (plus, our trip to Kauai is only four weeks away!). So, last night’s Asian flank steak skewers came courtesy of Skinnytaste, one of my favorite food blogs — so far, everything I’ve made from there (including the … Continue reading

Kiwi and Banana Palm Trees

Jack has been on a major kiwi kick lately. It started when his preschool served some kiwi slices as a snack a couple of weeks ago. He’s had kiwi, both the green and golden varieties, before, but I guess he doesn’t remember, because that day, he came home from school raving about this “great new … Continue reading