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Creamy Chicken with Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice

Creamy Chicken and Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice

Delicious creamy chicken with cranberry pecan wild rice is one of our favorite meals.  I have a feeling it will become one of your favorites, too! Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut with your meal planning?  I know I do! That’s when I know it’s time to dig through my recipe folder and come up with a […] Read more…

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

After indulging in all the wonderful southern fare (and ice cream!) on our Charleston family vacation last week, Dave and I decided it was time to get back to our usual healthy eating routine. In need of a healthier snack option than tortilla and potato chips, I decided to try my hand at making homemade sweet potato […] Read more…

Avocado Salad with Feta and Cucumber

Simple Summer Supper Ideas

Dave and I are such avocado lovers–we enjoy them all day long: as avocado toast for breakfast, in guacamole with chips for snacks, and this wonderful avocado salad for lunch or as a side dish for dinner. So, not long ago, when our California nephew and his lovely wife sent us a box filled with huge avocados from their very own avocado trees, we […] Read more…

Fresh Summer Pasta with Basil, Tomato, and Shaved Parmesan

Fresh Summer Pasta with Shaved Parmesan

Not long ago, I shared some of our favorite simple summer supper recipes with you.  Later, I realized I forgot to include this wonderful summer pasta dish, which we enjoy every year–especially once our garden tomatoes start ripening! One of our all-time favorites, this simple pasta dish calls for fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, shaved Parmesan cheese, and olive oil.  Served with […] Read more…

Detoxifying Carrot Ginger Soup

Now that spring is here, and all the chocolatey temptations of Easter are over, I’m ready for a spring detox.  You too?  Well, let me introduce you to my secret weapon:  this amazing carrot ginger soup.  It does wonderful things for your body! Perhaps it’s the ginger, onion, and garlic, with their potent anti-inflammatory properties. Or maybe it’s […] Read more…

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe – So Easy and So Good!

I don’t often get excited about a vegetable, but this wonderful roasted cauliflower recipe is worth raving about! Part of its appeal is in its beautiful simplicity.  By adding only a few fresh ingredients, the earthy, caramelized flavor of the cauliflower is allowed to shine. And shine it does–gone are the days when we drowned cauliflower in gooey orange “cheese” sauce until it was […] Read more…

Quinoa Patties with Mashed Avocado (gluten-free)

quinoa patties

Today I’m re-sharing one of my favorite recipes on the blog: quinoa patties.  The recipe originally appeared here about 3 years ago, but it’s so wonderful I wanted to bring it around again for those of you who may have missed it!  It just happens to involve two of my favorite foods:  quinoa and avocado (oh, and cheese). Quinoa, high in […] Read more…

Weeknight Dinner Ideas

As I’ve shared before, I like to plan our weeknight dinners ahead of time to help our week go a bit more smoothly. And the smoother the better! If I know what I’m cooking each day, I can move foods from the freezer to the fridge the day before so they can thaw. Planning ahead also allows me to pick up everything I need for […] Read more…

Weeknight Dinner Ideas

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I draw a complete blank when it’s time to decide what to cook for dinner. In those moments, I tend to look to others for inspiration. I might ask friends and family what they’re making for supper that night, or I’ll scour Pinterest or Instagram for ideas. That’s why I […] Read more…

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Oh, how I love these delicious herb-encrusted roasted potatoes!  They’re crispy outside, tender inside, and have just the right amount of oil and seasonings to make your mouth wake up and say, “hello!” They turn out great every time I make them, which is a lot.  They’ve become a staple at nearly all our family gatherings. In fact, I […] Read more…

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