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One Pot Spanish Rice

One Pot Spanish Rice

I remember growing up as kid and my grandma making us Spanish rice for dinner.  Her version had rice, green bell peppers and ground meat in a tomato based sauce.  We always loved it as a kid.  The other night I was craving a simple […]

Creamy Lemon Angel Hair Pasta

Creamy Lemon Angel Hair Pasta

When I think light pasta my mind goes right to angel hair.  There is something about the thin noodles that makes me think of pasta as light, even if it’s in a creamy sauce.  I was in the mood for some “light” pasta the other […]

Easy Veggie Burrito Bowls

Easy Veggie Burrito Bowls

One of my favorite things to get from Chipotle is a veggie burrito bowl.  They are simple yet flavorful.  Beans replace the meat (and frankly I think taste better).  But the star of the burrito bowl in my opinion are the veggies.  We live in […]

Cheesy Orzo with Roasted Tomatoes

Cheesy Orzo with Roasted Tomatoes

In the summer I love any recipe with tomatoes.  So gear up for more…. But for real I want to incorporate summer tomatoes into EVERYTHING.  My husband was making steak the other night and I was trying to figure out a good side dish to […]

Mexican Mac & Cheese

Mexican Mac & Cheese

On a ninety degree sunny day what is the first thing that comes to mind to cook?  Mac and cheese!  No?  Just me?  Ok not really but it was Father’s Day and the day was all about making my husband things HE liked which is […]

Chickpea Caesar Salad

Chickpea Caesar Salad

Lately we have been on a major salad kick.  Since we got back from our vacation from Mexico I have been CRAVING veggies.  The best way to get them I find is in a salad.  Growing up my dad always made Caesar salads for us […]

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

Summer is officially here.  I don’t know about you but in the summer I tend to eat way more salads.  I think the thought of eating piping hot food on a hot summer day is just too much.  This past weekend we were bbq’ing with […]

Roasted Veggie Pasta Primavera

Roasted Veggie Pasta Primavera

Spring is here.  Well really it feels like summer these days.  And with the change in season comes a change of in season vegetables.  The tomatoes are getting sweeter, asparagus, ramps and artichokes are in season.  I love cooking with these vegetables.  I love combining […]

Easy Enchilada Bake

Easy Enchilada Bake

I love making enchiladas.  While they are not hard to make they are definitely time consuming.  So I discovered a way to get the same great taste of enchiladas AND save time making it.  Win win!  My easy enchilada bake recipe is my new go-to […]

Easy Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup

Easy Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup

On Sundays I make soup.  Most of the time that is.  I love being able to have leftovers for the week.  This Sunday I was looking for something easy to make.  I knew that my version of tomato soup is always pretty simple.  Roasting the […]


SUMMER SALADS

Chickpea Caesar Salad

Chickpea Caesar Salad

Lately we have been on a major salad kick.  Since we got back from our vacation from Mexico I have been CRAVING veggies.  The best way to get them I find is in a salad.  Growing up my dad always made Caesar salads for us […]

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

Summer is officially here.  I don’t know about you but in the summer I tend to eat way more salads.  I think the thought of eating piping hot food on a hot summer day is just too much.  This past weekend we were bbq’ing with […]

Pesto Panzanella Salad

Pesto Panzanella Salad

Since it’s summer we are eating a ton more salads.  They are perfect on a hot summer night.  We don’t eat a lot of bread but every now and again we make BLTs and I don’t like the rest of the bread to go to […]

Village Panzanella Salad Recipe

Village Panzanella Salad Recipe

Village and Panzanella salads are my two favorite European salads.  Village salads hands down are one of my favorite things about Greece.  We have gone to Greece twice and both times we ate village salads every day.  They are so simple yet so delicious.  A […]

greek pasta salad

greek pasta salad

  Summer time is in full force.  And with summer comes summer parties and barbecues.  Recently we had a party to go to and i knew I needed to make a dish.  One of my best friends had been traveling in Greece and was sending […]