Family Friendly Hawaiian Fried Rice

You all know I enjoy cooking new things. This family friendly Hawaiian Fried Rice has me so very pleased. Now since my family is not from Hawaii, we don’t have the love of all things SPAM that the islanders do. I did adjust this recipe to cut down on the amount of salt my family…

Kids Will Adore These Easy to Make Pizza Scones

You read that right. Kids will adore these easy to make pizza scones. I found the idea for this in a parenting magazine when the kiddo was little. When I first starting making these I tweaked the original recipe oblige my kid that has an aversion to processed meats and tomatoes. These days I have…

Black Bean Burgers Your Family will Love

I came across this recipe many years ago. It was what we consider a “keeper” in my house because these are totally black bean burgers your family will love. We honestly couldn’t wait to make these again after the first time. These are incredibly easy to make. If you like to do meal prep on…

School Lunch Ideas… What’s for Lunch

School lunch ideas… I entered the ranks of a mom with a kid in school many years ago and there is one thing always on my mind – what’s for lunch. Not only do I need to figure out what to make for school lunch but aspire to: make it fun, have it be good…

How to Eat like a Kid?

Tots. How to eat like a kid isn’t that hard to do. It’s all in how you look at it.  For me it was manipulating left over tots from a brewery dinner the night before. I mean left over tots people! I remember being a freshman at the University of Redlands and experiencing my first…

Best Summer Drink Heather’s Porch Swing

With the onset of summer comes the increase in warm days and long leisurely evenings. Evenings that make me crave the best summer drink – Heather’s Porch Swing. On nights like this I wish for a porch and a porch swing. Do you have one? If so I’m totally jealous and you must let me…

Sautéed Marinated Tofu

I am obsessed with fried tofu. I’m so happy I found and put my tweak on a recipe for sautéed marinated tofu. I can’t seem to get enough of this. I blame my changing in eating habits on my initial participation in Arbonne’s 30 Days to Wellness. My body has been cleansed of all the…

Red Rice Salad

I found a recipe for red rice salad this past spring and never got around to making it. I’m actually glad I waited until summer to make this so I could use fresh summer peaches. Sure you could use frozen, but it just won’t taste the same. Red Rice Salad 1 Persian cucumber, washed, sliced…

Easy Curry Chicken

This easy curry chicken is created for those of you that like me, don’t always remember to plan ahead. This is for you that just need to “throw something together” for dinner. No matter how hard we try there will always be nights when it feels like you just can’t get it together. This is…

Nectarine & Avocado Salad

This nectarine avocado salad is something I honestly wasn’t sure about heading into dinner. But consider myself pleasantly surprised. This was the tastiest salad I’ve made in a while. Be sure to make this while stone fruits are still ripe for the season. Not only was this easy and quick to make, this was 100%…

Pan Fried Squash Cakes

I’ve been cooking a lot this summer and who can blame me with so much fresh summer produce? Take Italian squash – there’s a ton of it in the grocery stores and at your local farmer’s markets. All you have to do is find new ways to cook it like these amazing pan fried squash…

Back to School: Essentials of the Sack Lunch

Back to School Essentials of the Sack Lunch – Gone are the days of the metal box covered with super heroes. In it’s place stands a modern, flashy model sporting insulation and a multitude of packaging options. This post contains external links to products found online – I am not receiving compensation for these links….

Sour Cream Peach Ice Cream

When I was little my mom used to make sour cream peach ice cream with peaches we picked from our orchard. By orchard I do mean a real one. Not just one random peach tree in the back yard. But an orchard of multiple peach trees nestled in the middle of a 50 acre working…

Pan Fried Polenta

I have a favorite lunch – I don’t’ do it very often these days, but I adore pan fried polenta. My favorite way of serving it is to get the ready made tubes of polenta, slice it up and pan fry it. Sprinkle with a little kosher salt and serve with peach-mango salsa. Now I…

Dairy Free Italian Fried Dough

Fried Dough – do I have your attention? How about now? Dairy Free Italian Fried Dough. Yes, no? NO??? Just kidding? Stop it! Yummmmmmmm. After I’d tried this out a few times I made it for my mother. She said they tasted exactly how her Grandma used to make it. Total score for me. If…