Archive for July, 2012

Honey Cornbread Muffins

Since I’m headed to New York tomorrow for BlogHer ’12, I wanted to make something for dinner tonight that John and the kids could eat at least one more time while I’m gone.  Not that… Read more »

July 31, 2012 | Sides

Chicken and Asparagus Spinach Salad with Citrus Dressing

On those nights when you’re too tired/too hot/too lazy to cook, the rotisserie chicken is the perfect solution.  You can do so many things with it, and at my grocery store, it’s as cheap as… Read more »

July 30, 2012 | Soup and Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

You’ve had a salad like this at restaurants, right?  I always order a version when I see it on a menu.  BBQ sauce, ranch dressing, chicken, fried tortilla strips, black beans, avocados, and who knows… Read more »

July 18, 2012 | Soup and Salad

Freezer Meals: Baked Ziti

I don’t typically cook meals specifically to freeze for later, mainly because I don’t plan far enough ahead to thaw it!  But my friend had surgery this week and I wanted to take her a… Read more »

July 16, 2012 | Main Dishes

Retro Dreamsicle Ice Cream

If you came here looking for a healthy meal for your family, you might want to skip to the next recipe.  But if you want a quick, sweet, cold treat for a HOT summer day,… Read more »

July 14, 2012 | Desserts

Spicy Mushroom Palmiers AND Happy Birthday, Blacklisted from the PTA!

I’m so happy to have been invited to be a featured guest at the one year (virtual) birthday party for Blacklisted From the PTA, a hilarious book by author Lela Davidson, about parenting, family, and… Read more »

July 10, 2012 | Snacks & Drinks

The Best BLT

BLT. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato.  What’s the recipe, you wonder?  Well, I’m always saying that the simplest foods can be the best if you have properly seasoned, quality ingredients.  So get the farmers market tomatoes… Read more »

July 10, 2012 | Sandwiches

Guest Post: Cranberry Almond Quinoa Granola

The one food I get asked about all the time is quinoa.  What is it?  Why is so healthy?  How do you cook it? And my answer is most frequently, “um, not sure.”  I like… Read more »

July 6, 2012 | Breakfast, Snacks & Drinks

Monterey Chicken

After an 8 day vacation with zero cooking, you’d think I would be excited about cooking dinner tonight!   But alas, I thoroughly enjoyed eating out every night and just getting up and walking out on… Read more »

July 5, 2012 | Main Dishes

The Best 4th of July Cake

Since I’ll still be on vacation (follow me on twitter and you’ll get to hear all about what we’re doing) on the 4th, I won’t be cooking a darn thing.  But if you are partying… Read more »

July 2, 2012 | Desserts