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Category: Recipes

Avocado Trees

These avocado trees are such a fun, festive and healthy alternative to the seasons many goodies. Plus, they are really quick to throw together and you don’t even have to turn on the oven!! Start by chopping your veggies. I used red and yellow bell pepper, but you could certainly get more creative…

Zucchini and Cheese Buttermilk Bread

I love sweet quick breads, but also really love savory ones. This zucchini and cheese bread is such a great example. It is perfect on it’s own, or served with your favorite meal. It’s just so good. I prefer it warm, but will also take it once it’s cooled…

Cottage Cheese and Granola Parfait

I made a huge batch of granola the other day for teacher appreciation. Although almost all of it went to the school, I had to keep some behind for us. I just love granola. Now, this is not your healthy kind of granola, there is plenty of butter and sugar. It is so good though…

Ricotta and Tomato Tart Phyllo Dough

This is a simple recipe that looks way more complicated than it actually is. It comes together quickly and tastes amazing. Mix ricotta, egg , herbs and parmesan. Start with your phyllo sheets, make sure to keep the ones you are not using covered, they dry out quickly. Brush each sheet with a little bit of…

The Perfect Blueberry Vinaigrette

The Perfect Blueberry Vinaigrette is a great way to top any summer salad you have planned. White Balsamic You guys- we made the best food find this past weekend. On a food tour we took in Boise, we discovered an olive oil and vinegar taproom called Olivin. They have some of the most amazing high…

Mexican Chicken Skillet

This is a great weeknight dinner. It come together quickly and tastes great! If you need to, throw it in the crockpot in the morning before you head out for the day. It will be ready when you get home that evening! One way I’ve found to speed up dinner when I&#8217…

Roasted Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad

This recipe utilizes several seasonal spring veggies and is so good! Plus it comes together really quickly. Start by roasting your asparagus. I chopped it into about 3 inch pieces. I wanted it to be longer for the photos. It just looks more appealing against the round tomatoes. So, I roast by simply drizzling asparagus…

Labneh

I first learned of labneh several years ago when I took a soft cheese making class. I am an avid cheese lover, so this class was one of dreams. Anyway…. the teacher introduced us to a type of cheese called labneh. It’s so simple to make and it great on it&#8217…

Phyllo Wrapped Salmon and Spanakopita

We love in our house, and eat it frequently. The other day I was looking for a different texture on my salmon, so I decided to wrap it in phyllo dough. I had extra phyllo left over, so I decided to also make some spanakopita- one of my favorite Greek dishes. I love spinach and…

Taco Soup

I generally love the process of cooking each meal just before it’s served…..but I also live in this busy world, so it’s not always a reality. This day, for example was a day when I was running almost all day. My favorite meals on days like this are Crock…