Summer Salads–Cooking Once & Eating Twice

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  ***Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a $75 gift certificate to Lavender Fields HERE and share your project at this month's Pretty Project Party (or on IG with #prettyprojectparty), we're picking our favorites to share on all 6 blogs at the end of the week!*** Today I thought I'd share … [Read more...]

Summer Dinner: Steak Salad Recipe

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I mentioned this recipe a few days ago; I served it to Amy when she came to stay overnight on our way to the Haven Conference.  It was yummy, and easy, and gluten-free, so I wanted to share. My husband thinks it's important that I tell you that this is a waste of a perfectly good steak, which … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day Brunch

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gallo Family Vineyards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   Whether you are celebrating Mother's Day or just need an excuse to have a fun girls' day this May here is a great "something" to celebrate. Did you know that May 9th is … [Read more...]

Summer Salad–Asian Chicken Salad

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  I shared my favorite summer meals HERE, but this one also needs to be included.  Last year we stayed at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek near Disney World and I became addicted to this salad {they served it in a wrap}, I made it a priority to eat it poolside everyday {sigh...}. As soon as I got … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Slaw

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Summer is all about cookouts, fireworks and fun. This simple slaw is perfect for any summer occasion and will please a crowd. Crunchy cabbage (red and green) with a hint of green onion makes for a simple and tasty summer salad. Place a heaping spoonful over some pulled pork or toss in some grilled … [Read more...]

5 Easy Summer Recipes

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It's that time of year--I am always on the look out for easy, fresh, no-cook recipes. Today we thought we would recap a few of our summer favorites just in time for days at the pool and evenings on the patio. Here are some of our all-time summer favorites below... Cilantro Chicken Salad The … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Taco Salad Bar

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Today I'm just posting a quick (and somewhat obvious) idea for your next lunch or dinner event.  I made taco salad for last week's dinner meeting, and it worked really well.  It was easy for me (the hostess) and customizable for my guests.  I put each ingredient in a separate bowl so they could make … [Read more...]

Cook Once and Eat for a Week: Three Fast and Healthy Dinner Ideas

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Over the past few weeks I have been taking some major shortcuts in the kitchen. The daily grind has taken it toll this winter and the running around from activity to activity makes cooking for five seem impossible sometimes.  The last thing I want to do is go through the drive-thru.  So I have come … [Read more...]

Pesto Chicken Salad

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A couple weeks ago, Amy shared her yummy pesto recipe with you all (if you missed it you can check it out here)  She made another batch to freeze this past weekend and graciously shared some with me.    I was so excited to get the pesto because my husband recently confessed (after 15 years of … [Read more...]

A Fresh Summer Salad

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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...]

Autumn Apple and Curry Chicken Salad

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  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...]

In the Kitchen with 11 Magnolia Lane: Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad

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Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad I have to give credit to Amy for sharing this tasty and healthy little salad with me.  It is perfect for summer, a wonderful side to share at your next pot luck, and a high protein vegetarian meal tossed in one bowl.  This salad comes from the Barefoot Contessa, How … [Read more...]

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