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Italian vegetable salad

I love pasta as much as the next person, and maybe even more than the average person, but sometimes I want an all veggie salad. This is where the ideas for my Italian Vegetable Salad was born. I wanted those Italian flavors, but wanted to keep it light! Plus. my track record recently has been…

Mandazi Recipe

African food is new for me. This Mandazi Recipe is actually the only African food I have ever made. There is a Global foods group on Instagram I am part of, to challenge myself as a foodie. This month’s challenge was African foods. It was great to do a little research and learn…

Rye pretzel buns

These Rye Pretzel Buns are great for any sandwich. I love using rye in my whole grain baked goods because I really love the flavor! Also, making the them into a pretzel bun is even better, it gives it that really chewy and yummy crust! I used these rye pretzel buns for teriyaki chicken burgers…

Green Goddess Sandwich

This Green Goddess Sandwich on whole grain bread is perfect. It is light and so healthy! The best meal on these hot summer days! It is loaded with tons of veggies, a slice of provolone and black pepper aoli slathered on the bread. I am telling you, this sandwich has it all! Bread options I…

Rustic Blueberry and Cherry Galette

Nothing says summer like PIE! Unfortunately, pie can take a really long time to make. What about a simple galette instead? Want to get even easier? How about a Rustic Blueberry and Cherry Galette? I love the term rustic. It frees you from the perfection constraints, which I really like! You can make this with…

Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

Looking for a super simple, healthy idea for the 4th of July? I have an awesome inspiration right here with this Fourth of July Charcuterie Board. It is so simple to personalize and the best party tray! Everyone will be excited to see you show up with a tray like this for your Fourth of…

Dark chocolate dipped dried fruits

One of my current favorite treats are dark chocolate dipped dried fruits. I feel a little better about them being slightly healthy. I mean…. kind of. The chocolate I like a dark chocolate, but if you prefer a semi sweet or even milk chocolate, use those. This was a Signature Reserve- a Fred Meyer…

Shortbread cookies with edible flowers

Okay, so this is my first time making shortbread cookies with edible flowers, but I foresee them making an appearance many more times in my kitchen. These aren’t perfect, but were so much fun to make! Making the shortbread dough The shortbread dough is a very simple dough to make. I didn&#8217…

Strawberry cake with lime buttercream

I love the strawberry lemon combo, a lot. But, I love strawberry lime even more. This strawberry cake with lime buttercream is my dream cake. Y’all, it is just so good. It is light, fluffy and has great flavor. Fresh matters! This cake uses fresh berries and limes, you really shouldn’t…

Fruit Salad with honey lime

I love fruit salads, and feel excited every year when summer hits with so much variety in fruits. I generally eat just fruit, but lately have been mixing it up a bit with a really light dressing. So, here goes the Fruit Salad with Honey Lime. The fruits What fruits to use you ask? This…