Green Beans in Browned Butter and Balsamic

I love my mom.  That is all. Just kidding, that’s not all.  I love when she calls me and says she made something up and I need to try it.…

Fresh Tomato and Feta Salad

A month or so ago, my husband and kids were out of town for the weekend.  I had the pleasure of dining at my sisters one of those nights, and…

Pomodori Secchi Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is probably my favorite pasta salad.  It is really simple, but has such bold flavors.  I absolutely love it! Pomodori Secchi means sun-dried tomato in Italian.  Apparently,…

Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

When I go to a Mexican restaurant I am judging the food, and forming an opinion about whether or not I will come back. One of the major categories, in…

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Growing up in California it’s no wonder I have a deep love for Mexican food. Seriously, it’s my favorite. In the San Joaquin Valley there was no shortage of yummy…

Cheesy Noveau Potatoes

Noveau (naw-voo) Potatoes have always been a favorite comfort food of mine.  They made a great side dish to pretty much ANY meat.  And they are easy to throw together.…

Marshmallow and Citrus Fruit Dip

I love appetizers, and snack foods.  Fresh fruits and veggies are some of my favorites, because they don’t weigh me down, and I don’t feel guilty about snacking on them.…

Pico De Gallo

I love Pico De Gallo!  There, I said it. I love how fresh it is, and how all the flavors are present.  You can really taste the tomatoes, the onion,…

Pineapple Cilantro Rice

I came up with this recipe to go with my Sweet and Sour Meatloaf.  I wanted some rice with flavor, and this worked perfectly! You could serve this rice with any…

Ambrosia Salad {Perfect for Easter!}

This fun fruit salad is a perfect side dish for any Easter or Spring time brunch with family and friends.  Or even as a cool treat in the summer. There…

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