Chunky Homemade Salsa

Chunky Homemade Salsa

Everyone has “their” aisle or section of the grocery store. The one that they are drawn to and could set up camp and shop for a while. Okay, not literally set up camp, but you know what I mean. That section for me would be the jarred salsa aisle. Seems as if I can never get enough time in that aisle as I spend my time picking up glass jars, reading ingredients and nutrition information.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Let’s just go and grab some appetizers for lunch, said my girlfriend as we were deciding on how to celebrate her birthday during our limited window of woman-hood, not mommy-hood. Yes, you know that tiny window during the day when the babies are at mothers morning out and you can relax your shoulders and be a woman once again.

Salted Caramel Oats

Salted Caramel Oats

Oh, were just having oats for breakfast this morning. Or as my Calvin (grandpa) used to call them, rolled oats. In an effort to satisfy the overwhelming majority of sweet and savory food lovers in my house I created Salted Caramel Oats. Quick and easy breakfast and even better late night snack.

Chocolate Pecan Smoothie

Chocolate Pecan Smoothie

This smoothie is a twist on one of my favorites. Lately, I have been mixing up my usual smoothie routine and adding new flavors like cinnamon, dates and pecans. Also, I am slowly cutting chocolate out of my diet.

Avocado, Corn and Tomato Bruschetta

Avocado, Corn and Tomato Bruschetta

By far the most requested dish in our home is my Avocado Corn and Tomato Bruschetta with grilled Pita triangles. As we gather the fresh avocados, tomatoes and red onion we must not forget about which of the children will have the special “job” of shucking the corn on the cob. The prep, “cooking” and serving can all be done outside,

Coconut Pineapple Pancakes

Coconut Pineapple Pancakes

Coconut Coated Pineapple Pancakes. If you like piña coladas…but, really everyone was saying it taste like a piña colada, a virgin piña colada. The “grown ups” ate them as pictured and the children ate them topped with coconut nicecream. No sugars and no maple syrup needed. Although they can be served for breakfast or any meal of the day we prefer them for our after dinner dessert.