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Grilled Turmeric-Lemon and Lime Chicken

  Change up your dinner routine with this healthy Grilled Turmeric-Lemon and Lime Chicken. This is a flavor-packed meal that is low on calories and perfect for grilling season. There is a well-known fast food chain in California that made some of my favorite grilled chicken. It was tangy, delicious and juicy and it had … Read More »»


Avocado and Three Bean Salad

A filling and satisfying dish, this Avocado and Three Bean Salad is the perfect side to any meal. It’s ready in minutes and you likely have most of the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator. Summer weather has hit here in Oregon with temperatures in the high 90’s. It has me reaching for easy recipes … Read More »»


Slow Cooker Mexican Beans

  These Slow Cooker Mexican Beans are rich, buttery, meaty and delicious tasting. Referred to as the “magic beans” at my house, this recipe is going to end up on your weekly menu.  When my mom visits she brings a plethora of things…newspaper clippings of things going on back home, mementos of my father, memories … Read More »»


The Best Lime Bars

 These Best Lime Bars are a refreshing, sweet treat after any meal. Tangy and delicious, every bite reminds you of your favorite lime pie recipe, without the hassle of making pie crust. So simple to put together they are the hit of any gathering.  My mom came to visit recently from Southern California. She loves … Read More »»


Chocolate-Avocado-Almond Butter Smoothie

This Chocolate-Avocado-Almond Butter Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. It will satisfy your cravings for all things sweet, satisfy your appetite and give you a healthy boost in the process. Raise your hand if you don’t automatically put together chocolate and avocado as the perfect pairing combination. Keep them raised if you’ve … Read More »»

Favorites From The Past


15-Minute Mexican Chicken Soup with Avocado

Sure, it’s still officially summer, but with school back in full-swing, weeknight crazy-busyness is here. Gone are the lazy afternoons where we had dinner at leisure. Now there’s homework, football games, all those darn forms to fill out and all kinds of running around. This means we all need a filling and hearty dinner the … Read More »»


Red, White & Blue Sangria

One of my favorite drinks during the summertime is sangria. There are so many choices when it comes to dressing it up and the fruit possibilities are endless. It’s a great way to enjoy red wine in the warmer months too.  I chose Pinot Noir as my base for this sangria. I wanted a wine … Read More »»


Patriotic Cake

Yes, I know it’s past the 4th but I made this cake over the weekend and thought I would share it anyway because it is the perfect summer cake. This recipe is actually Ina Garten’s recipe for her 4th of July Flag cake. It is one of the BEST tasting cakes and frostings out there. … Read More »»

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