Top 5 Recipes for July 2020


Ground Beef Enchilada Verde (click for link to recipe) This has been in the top 5 recipes on the blog for several months and it is no wonder why. It is super easy to make with canned enchilada verde (green enchilada sauce) and browned ground beef. Want a dinner done easily? Cook the ground beef…

Mediterranean Inspired Couscous Salad


It seems strange to me to see things starting to get scheduled on our family calendar. I hold the master calendar that we try to keep everyone sorted on and for 2-3 months it has been almost blank. Now this week I see a college interview, a dentist appointment, a dinner, and a small gathering…

7 Yummy Picnic Sides


Whether you are having a picnic for 4 or 40 these picnic sides can be a great addition. All have lots of flavor and can be made in large or small batches for your gatherings. BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) Pasta Salad (click for link to recipe) Who doesn’t love a BLT with lots of…

Sweet and Tangy Four Bean Salad


I love the sweet and tangy flavors of vinegar and a bit of sugar. It is one of my favorites in making marinades, salad dressings, and anything I can think to add it to. The zip of the vinegar followed by the hint of sweetness is perfection. Verdict: I love bean salad! I am not…

Salad with Pear and Goat Cheese – Homemade Dressing


What goes with all our summer grilling meals? Green salads! We eat a salad just about every night and what helps us from getting tired of them? Variety. Change the cheeses, the nuts, the greens, and the salad dressing and you have a whole new flavor profile. We love adding fruit to our salads and…

Bourbon Pecan Salad


We generally have salad a few nights a week year round but summer seems to bring out the desire for big green salads in our house. We love mixing all different kinds of cheeses, fruits, lettuces, and vegetables together to get the perfect blend of ingredients. During the summer I take more time to make…

7 Summer Salads


With Summer days just around the corner it is time to begin thinking of picnics, barbecues, and lighter summer meals. Salads are a great addition to any meal or in place of a meal with all the great summer produce that is out. Here are 7 of our favorite salads. Give one or all of…

Italian Pasta Salad


Day 81 – I am trying to get out and grill as much as possible. We love being outdoors right now and even though it is still a bit cool it is nice to throw on a sweatshirt and sit outdoors. We have a small 3/4 enclosed porch that we have set up to use…

Edamame Salad with Homemade Dressing


Day 80 – Our “Stay Home. Stay Safe” order has been lifted, well sort of. They are doing a gradual phase in. Everything is not opening at once. That is okay with me! We have several little nooks and crannies at our house that we can use as outdoor space. Off of our bedroom there…

Top 5 Blog Recipes for May 2020


People are creatures of habit. The top 5 blog recipes for this past month are basically the same as last month though in a slightly different order. They are all comfort foods, which we are all still craving. I have moved to more summery salads and grilling recipes on my blog but we are still…

Cucumber Cous Cous Salad


Day 73: Finally getting outdoors to do some work. Our flower beds were overgrown with clover and sea grass that we never cut down last fall.  Next is getting some mulch for the beds but that will have to wait for awhile. I am not ready to venture into a big box hardware store just…

Doritos Chicken Taco Salad


Day 16 – We are settling in. I am thinking we need to stop naming days – Monday, Tuesday, etc… and just call them day. They are all blending together. We ask each other all the time, “What day is it again?” We try to tie it to something in our recent memory. But, it…