Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction


When my daughter was deciding what she wanted for her birthday dinner she was considering antipasti, green garden, and then she hit upon a Caprese salad and knew that was what she wanted. She is my vinegar girl. The more vinegar the better something is for her. Verdict: This complete dish was gone by the…

Buffalo Chicken Pizza


‘Tis the season for pizza and salad for dinner.  It is super simple to make and I can make endless variations of pizzas. It was a busy night with meetings and  a rehearsal so we used packaged pizza dough. You can easily make your own dough. I have used my bread machine to make dough…

Amazing Three Bean Salad


We have tons of beans in our pantry. When kidney beans and green beans were $.39 a can I stocked up on several cases each. Now that we are trying to save some money and I needed an easy dish for a picnic I was really happy to have these beans on hand! The nice…

Frito Corn Salad


I am always looking for different side dishes. This is called Frito Corn “Salad” but I don’t know if I would call it a real salad. It has corn, red pepper, red onion, and celery but is that enough to make it a salad? My son was eating it as a dip before I added…

Chicken Milanese


This is a favorite go-to meal of ours because it is so simple! Those days when you don’t know what you want for dinner or put off cooking hoping that they will all go get a bowl of cereal or pick at leftovers from the refrigerator, this meal could get you through those times. This…

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…