Archive for April, 2012

Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

I made this pasta with tortellini because my kids adore it, but you can make it healthier by using whole wheat pasta. I like how the oil from the sun dried tomatoes gets all over… Read more »

April 28, 2012 | Main Dishes

Simple Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries are everywhere right now, so it’s the perfect time to whip up some Strawberry Shortcake.  Don’t get those spongy, pre-made “shortcakes” they have at the store next to the strawberries! It’s just as quick… Read more »

April 27, 2012 | Desserts

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

Pasta salad. Yuck. Just the thought of it reminds me of hot, mosquito-y, summer pot lucks of my childhood.  Tables with orange Tupperware bowls full questionable mayonnaise, mustard, and pickle relish “salads”. And you couldn’t… Read more »

April 22, 2012 | Soup and Salad

Grilled Corn with Lemon Basil Butter

Fresh corn on the cob is one of my favorite summer foods, especially grilled.   It’s great with just butter and salt, I know, but making a compound butter to slather all over it makes… Read more »

April 22, 2012 | Sides

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

This meal got rave reviews from my family.  I mean, my daughter who doesn’t like to eat much of anything said, “Mom, I don’t like these meatballs, I love them! Can we have this every… Read more »

April 21, 2012 | Main Dishes

Cornmeal Waffles with Salsa and Eggs

This is not my typical Monday night dinner, and I’d actually say it’s an advanced recipe if you have kids underfoot.  You have to measure ingredients for the waffles, which is almost impossible while helping… Read more »

April 17, 2012 | Breakfast, Main Dishes

Grilled Salmon with Fresh Fruit Salsa

This was such a fresh meal! And pretty, too.   The kids ate leftover chicken, leftover beans, some rice, and pineapple.  They aren’t fans of salmon, and I can’t really blame them.  I didn’t like it… Read more »

April 13, 2012 | Main Dishes

The Best Beans

I’ve posted about these beans many times.  I make them often because they are healthy, easy, cheap, and my kids love them.  You can make them without the ham bone, but it’s so much better… Read more »

April 10, 2012 | Main Dishes

Pan Roasted Chicken

You all know that the boneless, skinless chicken breast is one of the best sources of lean protein there is, right?  So we’re all looking for a new chicken recipe, aren’t we? Here’s a good… Read more »

April 10, 2012 | Main Dishes

Oven Baked Easter Ham

Have you started thinking about what you’re going to do about Easter brunch yet?   In our town, lots of restaurants have wonderful brunches, but if you haven’t already made your reservations, you might be out… Read more »

April 5, 2012 | Main Dishes