Israeli Couscous with Pesto

I have been trying new and different side dishes with my family. Earlier in the summer we had Israeli Couscous Caprese Salad and it was a big hit even with the younger crowd. This time around I decided to pair Pesto with the Israeli Couscous and again it was a big hit. I really liked this Israeli Couscous with Pesto for two reasons: It was quick, and it was easy! Okay three reasons, because it was really yummy too! If {Read More}

Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Spring is just around the corner! No really I looked it up just to make sure. But how I can tell is I was in the grocery store this weekend and they had bunches of asparagus on sale for half of what they usually cost. You can bet I loaded up. We are going to be eating asparagus for awhile. If you are like me then you probably haven’t really given asparagus a try (other than that one bite your {Read More}

3 Bean Salad

  3 Bean Salad is such a simple dish and extremely easy to make.  I think it tastes great.  I use it as a  lunch item as I can take a jar in and eat it all week!  Sometimes you just don’t want to have the same old salad “healthy” lunch – I like to switch it up! If you have a different bean preference you can surely substitute (I know many bean salads have wax beans in them – {Read More}

Perfect Pasta Salad

Perfect Pasta Salad makes a great meal OR side! It’s a great dish for Meat Free Monday or a BBQ! Perfect Pasta Salad is one of our family’s favorite foods. We use it as a meal, as a side, or a snack. It keeps great in the refrigerator so I always double this recipe (sometimes if I’m having guests I’ll go ahead and triple it — but you’ll need a HUGE bowl!). I’m not going to lie – I also {Read More}

Slow Cooker “Baked” Potatoes

  Slow cooker “baked” potatoes recently came to my attention. Why in the world did this idea not come to me sooner? I love baked potatoes, but in the summer I really hate heating up the kitchen for them and microwave ones are so meh. Da da da slow cooker to the rescue! All you have to do is wash up some potatoes ( I used regular old Russets but you could use whatever kind you want) cut a slit {Read More}