Antipasto Salad


We started our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) share last week. We are getting mostly greens, herbs, and some berries right now but there are some radishes, green onions, and carrots. We have been making lots of salads with our share. We love antipasto salads with roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, salami or pepperoni…

Watermelon and Feta Salad with Balsamic Reduction


We had this salad at the Food & Garden Festival in Epcot, Disney World, in April. My son loved it so much I told him when we got home I would make it for him. Well, I saw watermelons on sale the other day and picked up one that looked nice and let it sit…

Parmesan Peppercorn Pasta Salad and the Truth About Mother’s Day


So, how was your Mother’s Day? Did your children join you at church wearing their Sunday best? Bring you breakfast in bed or give you all the sweet and wonderful expressions of their love your heart could hold? Mine was well partially a horrid day. I had asked for one thing, my family to Spring…

Chicken Caesar Salad


So, school has started and we begin the balance of lessons, classes and homework. Dinner once again needs to be thought out and planned ahead of time.  Yes, I plan my meals a month at a time but you really can do it with just a week worth of meals if you want. If you…

CSA Share Dinner


The kids and I went yesterday to pick up our first Community Supported Agriculture box (CSA) from a local organic farm. It was like Christmas. The kids wanted everything for dinner but we settle on a few select things to try with our meal. Included in our box were: Kale – several varieties – Lacinato,…

Salad Bar – Lunches for the Summer


It’s summer vacation in our house. I am still trying to get the kids to eat more fruits and vegetables during the day so I came up with an idea yesterday to make a salad bar every day for the kids. I can prep the vegetables ahead of time and just mix the items up…

Seafood Salad


Let’s get this out-of-the-way first. I grew up with “imitation” crab meat. I don’t think I ever tasted real crab or lobster until I was well into my 20s. It was just what we had. Now, I know there is this thing about real crab versus imitation crab. I get it. Real crab is delicious….

Ramen Asian Salad – Happy New Year!


I consider my real New Years Day the day my kids go back to school each year. I don’t know why but that has always felt like the beginning of a new year to me ever since I was little. I get very emotional and sentimental around that time of year. So, actually New Years…

Happy Thanksgiving!


Originally posted on What's for Dinner Moms?:
No, my calendar has not lost a few days.  We decided to celebrate with our traditional Thanksgiving dinner a bit ahead of time this year so that when Thanksgiving day rolls around we can spend the day together doing all the things we really are thankful for…

Tortellini Caesar Salad (with homemade Caesar Dressing)


CHANGE! This has become my motto lately. I get frustrated when I go into an office or a business to speak with a manager or someone in charge and about an issue I have with customer service or a product and they give me the answer, “But, we have always done it this way.” That…