A Fresh Summer Salad

summer salad marked

I should maybe call this “The Best Ever Summer Salad”, at least we think it is. If you are a fan of Italian 'antipasti' flavors, this is a great salad to throw together on a hot summer night. It’s making our dinner menu on a regular basis these days, my husband loves it as much as I do. It’s kind … [Read more...]

The best part of waking up…

marked cups of coffee

Can you hear that jingle in your head? "The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup!" Does anything say 'coffee' more then that? Its classic! We are so happy to partner with Folgers today to talk about how much we love our coffee and announce their campaign for a new jingle {hang on for … [Read more...]

Autumn Apple and Curry Chicken Salad

chicken and apple curry salad

  I just had the pleasure of chaperoning my son's kindergarten field trip to a local apple orchard.   Look at those delicious red apples!  I ate quite a few while walking around and they were quite tasty.  While savoring the sweet autumn flavor it gave me an idea for a creative new take on chicken … [Read more...]

Turning 37 in Style {Party Menu}

scallion crostini 2

  A couple weeks ago I turned 37 and hosted a fashion birthday party to celebrate in style. You can check out all the fun party details HERE if you missed the first post.  It was so much fun to shop with all my girlfriends inside my own home.   We drank, we ate, we shopped, and just … [Read more...]

Stars and Stripes Inspiration Board and Summer BBQ Recipes

Stars and Stripes Inspiration Board- Happy July 4th!!

Are you ready to kick off BB-Q season?  Do you have a "go to" recipe that you are planning  to bring to your next pot luck cook out?  Are you looking forward to some patriotic fireworks this Independence Day?   For those of you who need a bit of red white and blue inspiration, this post is for you!  … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen with 11 Magnolia Lane: Meatloaf Muffins, Curry Chicken Casserole & Crock-Pot Pork Carnitas

Meatloaf Muffins

  Meatloaf Muffins: Ingredients 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup quick cooking oats or panko bread crumbs (I personally prefer Panko) ¼ cup finely chopped almonds or nuts (I use a spice mill so it is a powder) 1 teaspoon salt 1 pound ground … [Read more...]

Sesame Ginger Chicken Recipe

Sesame ginger chicken recipe

  So, you have made it through the first week of low carb and high fat cooking.  I hope you are feeling satisfied and possibly have a bit more energy.  Changing your eating plan is always a difficult process, but I do hope I have made that transition a bit easier with the printable … [Read more...]

Reinventing Your Leftovers: Tilapia Taco Salad with Cilantro Sour Cream

Tilapia recipe

  Quick and Easy Tilapia Taco Salad I hope everyone enjoyed the tilapia with green bean, mushrooms and tomato in a sherry cream sauce last night.  I know I did.   I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I ate all the green beans last night, leaving behind two naked tilapia filets and … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen at Magnolia Lane {New Series}

Cilantro Chicken Salad

One of my resolutions this year was to get more organized in the kitchen and to eat healthier.   I have been toying around with the idea of planning a month of winter meals and decided it was time to try it.   Knowing each and every day what I am going to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner has … [Read more...]

Fall Engagement Party {Apple Cider Bar}

apple cider

I recently hosted an Engagement Party at my parents' home (who were gracious enough to let us borrow their home for a night) for a very special couple {my brother-in-law and now sister-in-law!} My original idea for the party was to have it outside with a "Fall" theme.  We hosted it at my parents … [Read more...]

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