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Garbanzo Bean Salad – Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Recipe

Mediterranean salad with chickpeas

This garbanzo bean salad is a delightful mix of beans, vegetables and fresh herbs in a tangy balsamic lemon dressing. It is very easy to make (less than 10 minutes) and tastes amazing.I love making garbanzo bean recipes. The beans are readily available and can be used in lots of ways, from hummus to curries…

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers with Barley and Ground Turkey

Barley Stuffed Peppers

These Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers are loaded with ground turkey, barley and fresh vegetables. They are super easy to make and so healthy and delicious. Stuffed bell peppers are a favorite meal of mine – because they are fun to eat, very easy to make, and always look so pretty on a dinner plate! They are…

Easy Mediterranean Chicken Salad – Healthy & Full of Flavor!

Mediterranean salad with cooked chicken

This easy Mediterranean chicken salad features tender, boneless chicken breasts that are marinated in a lemon balsamic dressing that is full of the flavor of fresh herbs and garlic. This dish is the perfect summer salad that gives a big dose of Mediterranean flavors! Summer has arrived and that means it’s salad time. I love using…

Tips for Oven Roasted Vegetables – Roast Vegetable Cooking Times

Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and is a great way to get kids to eat veggies.  This post will help with roast vegetable cooking times and give you some tips for perfect oven roasted vegetables every time. Why are oven roasted vegetables sweeter? When vegetables are exposed to high temperatures, the heat concentrates their…

Keto Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese

Bowl of keto bacon salad

Looking for a lower carb but still great tasting salad to take along to a barbecue or pot luck supper? This keto broccoli salad with bacon and cheese is hard to top. Every time I bring it along to a party, it disappears! The salad is so easy to make and the bacon and cheese will…

Southern Coleslaw Recipe – Quick & Easy Side Dish for Summer

This Southern coleslaw recipe is so bright and colorful and filled loads of flavor from fresh vegetables and home grown parsley. It is a quick and easy side dish that is perfect for your summer barbecues and parties. When my family asks me to make this Southern style coleslaw every time we have a barbecue,…

How to Make a Colorful Greek Chopped Salad for Summer

This Greek chopped salad has a summer time taste that pairs well with grilled meats or fish and it makes a really popular pot luck take along. The salad is full of bite sized ingredients that are so pleasing to the eye. You’ll be transported to the Mediterranean with every bite! Summer is the time…

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup – Easy 30 Minute Meal

cream of chicken soup pot pie

Time to get cozy with a chicken pot pie – soup style.  If you love the flavor of chicken pieces with vegetables smothered a rich white gravy, you’ll want to dig into this creamy chicken pot pie soup.  It’s so hearty and filling and super easy to make. I love the taste of chicken pot…

Roasting Red Peppers – How to Roast Red Peppers in the Oven

dish of roasted red peppers

Roasting red peppers is super easy to do and gives you a great tasting result that is so different from the pepper’s natural taste.  This cooking tip gives you four ways for roasting peppers and works with both sweet bell peppers, and spicy chili peppers. If you have never eaten a roasted red pepper, fresh from…

Fresh Herbs for Cooking – A Cook’s Guide to Fresh Herbs

Using Fresh Herbs for Cooking

One great way to make the flavor of recipes really shine is to use fresh herbs for cooking. Using them adds tons of flavor and freshness to any recipe. This visual Guide to Fresh Herbs gives information on buying, storing and using the most common herbs for today’s recipes. I grow herbs year round.  Most…

One Pot Spicy Chicken Stew – Easy Chicken and Vegetable Recipe

One pot spicy chicken stew

This easy chicken and vegetable recipe features hearty veggies that are simmered in a tomato and wine broth that is flavored with spices. The one pot spicy chicken stew comes together in a large dutch oven on your stove top, filling the kitchen with the delicious aroma of winter comfort food. One pot meals are…

Breakfast Chicken Hash with Peppers and Mushrooms – Whole 30 Compliant

Chicken hash and avocado

This breakfast chicken hash with peppers and mushrooms is quick and easy to make and has a lovely flavor.  The recipe is Clean Eating, Whole30, and fits right into a Mediterranean diet. (If you substitute sweet potatoes, it is also Paleo.) It is the perfect combination of fresh flavors and hearty comfort food goodness. This recipe makes…

Easy Appetizers – To Start Your Meal or Party off Right

These easy party appetizers are friend approved!

We love to entertain at our house. Do you?  For us, having friends over to socialize is a fun way to spend a few hours on the weekend after the slog of a hard week’s work.  And that doesn’t have to mean having a dinner party which can mean even MORE work.  Sometimes easy appetizers…

Brunch and Breakfast Recipes – Start Your Day off Right

Breakfast Recipes

It really can be easy and fast to start your day off right with a great tasting breakfast recipe. From a quick and easy muffin recipe to a hearty and substantial meal with all the fixins, most breakfast recipes can be on the table in about 30 minutes or so. There are lots of special…

Split Pea Soup – Hearty Crock Pot Pea and Ham Soup

Each January brings with it a new round of New Year’s resolutions.  For many, this means going on a diet, making more healthy recipes, or changing some other aspect of life that you may be unhappy with in the last year.  This split pea soup is a tradition in our house on New Year’s Day…

Cucumber Melon Salad – Refreshing Summer Treat

Refreshing cucumber melon salad

When summer hits and the temperatures rise, the last thing I want to be doing is cooking in a hot kitchen.  For me, summer time means lots of different salads.  They are refreshing and light and make use of the plentiful fruits and veggies that are in season in the summer.  This delicious cucumber melon…

Red Pepper and Toasted Pine Nut Hummus

Red pepper and pine nut hummus

Whenever I used to go to pot luck type parties and someone brought hummus, I turned my nose up at it. For some unknown reason, I thought that hummus appealed only to die hard vegans and vegetarians and didn’t make party food. But, recently I have had the opportunities to try a lot of varieties…

Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Pizza stuffed peppers

One of my favorite week night hearty meals, when I feel like spending a bit of time on a recipe is stuffed peppers. This recipe for pizza stuffed peppers takes a normal meat stuffing to a new level by mixing in your favorite pizza toppings to the stuffing mixture. One of the great things about…

Citrus Salad with Chicken and Walnuts

Citrus Salad with Chicken and Walnuts

I came home from the grocery store yesterday with a huge bag of grapefruit instead of the oranges I thought I was buying.  I do like grapefruit but at 1/2 a fruit in the morning, these babies will take a long time to disappear. I love having really special salads as a lunch time meal.…

Ziti Pasta with Asparagus & Mushrooms

Ziti Pasta with Mushrooms & Asparagus

My daughter visited for the Christmas holidays this year and she is a vegan. We were planning on having ham for Christmas dinner, and she could not eat this, so I wanted some tasty side dishes that she could enjoy.   This recipe for Ziti Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms was her favorite.  She said “I…

Easy Baked Salmon Recipe

Easy Baked Salmon Recipe

I have to admit it.  I am not much of a fish person.  I’ve tried almost every variety and just don’t find them that appealing.  My exceptions are salmon, swordfish and any fish that is freshly caught. (then I love it!) Printable Recipe:  Easy Baked Salmon This recipe for grilled salmon is easy to do,…