Posts Tagged: “olive oil”

  • Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

    Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

    This colorful Cranberry Spinach Salad and Creamy Citrus Dressing came from my mom and was a delightful hit at our family’s Christmas celebration. The dressing is just about perfect in my estimation–citrusy, light, yet creamy-tasting. A simple mix of baby spinach, dried cranberries, feta or goat cheese crumbles, and some toasted

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  • balsamic dressing with herbs

    Balsamic Dressing with Herbs

    For Thanksgiving, I worked up this new dressing recipe and it did not disappoint. Several family members commented on the outstanding flavor of this salad/dressing combo. Although I love my mom’s Balsamic Parmesan Salad Dressing, this one tastes a bit lighter and more fresh, especially with the addition of the

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  • Cooking Potatoes in the Crock Pot

    Guess what. Well you probably already know what I’m going to tell you considering you had to scroll over my picture of potatoes cooking in the crock pot. But in case you are moving a little slow today, I’m here to tell you that you can bake potatoes in the

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  • Basic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

    Basic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

    Build Roast it, and they will come eat. I’ve found this mantra to be so true over the years–from Brussel Sprouts to Asparagus to Purple Potatoes and Carrots to Broccoli. My young kids will try just about anything roasted! And, this simple recipe for Roasted Vegetables is the key. The

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  • Protein Lunch Bowl

    Protein Lunch Bowl (Gluten-Free)

    Looking for a quick and healthy lunch option? As moms, our lunch doesn’t have to consist of leftover sandwich triangles from our kids’ plates and a rogue baby carrot or two we find left in the vegetable drawer. With a few simple ingredients in the pantry and fridge, you can

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  • garden greek salad

    Garden Greek Salad Recipe

    It’s not often I get addicted to a salad and can’t stop eating it. But, I did with this Garden Greek Salad. (Oh, and this one, too.) Who doesn’t want to be addicted to veggies?!? You can make this simple salad almost any way you like it. Here’s another version I

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  • Roasted Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

    Roasted Purple Potatoes and Carrots

    Have you ever had purple potatoes? My son picked them out at Natural Grocer a few weeks ago (that’s one of my keys to getting the kids to try new foods) and they were delightful. The bluish-purple hue popped against the carrots when I served them. And, since you eat

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  • Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce {Freezer Meal}

    People. If I would have known how easy and cheap it is to make your own marinara sauce in the crock pot, I would have started doing this years ago! Instead I’ve been spending money on expensive jars of Prego and other brands. All I had to do was cook

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  • DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner

    DIY Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner

    With six little grimmy hands running around my house, our stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher get embarrassingly nasty. Fingerprints are everywhere! Want to see? And these pictures don’t even show the half of it! It looks much worse in person. I’ve never known what to do about cleaning my stainless

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  • Garlic honey chicken kabob marinade

    Honey-Garlic Chicken Kabob Marinade {Freezer Meal}

    Like I mentioned before, we are a kabob-lovin’ family. If it were up to me, I’d have them every week. For the sake of variety, we don’t. But I love them that much. What’s funny is I only have two recipes for them. One marinade for steak kabobs and one for

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  • Whole Wheat Avocado Basil Pasta

    I’ve made this Avacado Basil Pasta recipe twice already. It’s so yummy! The second time I made it, I modified the original recipe by using whole wheat pasta and a few little seasoning modifications. (The picture is from the first time I made it without the whole wheat if you’re confused.) It’s

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  • Rosemary Shrimp Scampi

    Years ago I found this Rosemary Shrimp Scampi Skewers recipe in Cooking Light Magazine.  Since then it’s been a highly requested “home run” recipe from my Freezer Club and from my kids. This super easy, light, fresh-tasting entree makes a perfect summer meal. You’ll see in my pictures that we

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  • homemade balsamic salad dressing

    Balsamic Parmesan Salad Dressing

    Have you ever picked up and read the back of the salad dressing bottles in the grocery story? Let me tell you. It’s just weird. Would you ever want to dump soybean oil, potassium sorbate (?) or calcium disodium EDTA (?), for example, on your carefully prepared greens? Me neither.

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