Blackberry Spinach and Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette


Blackberries, blueberries and cherries are ready to pick here in Michigan. We have 10 pounds of blueberries already in our freezer. We prefer the blackberries fresh so when we received two pints in our CSA share we were excited. I let the kids eat one pint right away and saved the other for our dinner…

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Steak


I loved this meal because it was one of our cook once, eat twice meals. Since we were already grilling it is super simple to add an extra steak (or two) to the grill for a second meal. That is generally how I get two meals out of one. Cooking extra meat is generally easy…

Blueberry Goat Cheese Salad with Lemon Honey Dressing


If you have read the home page (click for link to page) you know I started the game of making different meals each night as a way to stretch myself and my family with what we were eating. I could see my ASD son heading down the path of beige food and didn’t want him to end up…

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…

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…

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad


My children do not like mayonnaise potato salad.  Once in a while I can get them to eat a bite or two if I add lots of eggs and mustard to it.  When I saw this recipe I knew my children would like it.  There is almost no mayonnaise in it.  Plus, it had the…

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…

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…

Barbecue Chicken Salad


    The kids are coming back from camp. It will have been twelve whole days without children. I love my kids but this was the first time in 15 years that I have been away from them longer than a night or two and in the last 4 years I have always had one…