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GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

Adding turmeric to quinoa is a wonderful way to give a little color to an otherwise bland looking grain. Even if you don’t love the taste, you could add 1/8 tsp and still get some pretty color. Also, you could absolutely bump the ginger and […]

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Confession: the hardest part about the last 20 minutes of church for me is that I start to dream about what I am going to whip up for lunch. I even write it down in my notes. I whipped up a new rendition of the Summertime […]

MOM’S MAPLE MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

MOM’S MAPLE MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

I have been meaning to post this dressing for weeks now and kept forgetting! This is the recipe for my mom’s Maple Mustard Vinaigrette. It’s the one she packaged so pretty and gave out at her Super Duper Salad Bar Supper Party a few weeks […]

Spiced Honey Mustard (aka 3-ingredient dipping sauce)

Spiced Honey Mustard (aka 3-ingredient dipping sauce)

This is the perfect sauce for the One Pan Meal! dijon mustard (approx 3 tbs) honey (approx 1/4 c) paprika (1 tsp) That’s it! If you like it sweet, use more honey. More tangy, use more dijon.

Summertime Corn Salad

Summertime Corn Salad

After serving dinner Friday night, we had 3 ears of corn leftover. This is delicious SC corn and I didn’t want to let it go to waste. The timing could not have been more perfect, because my mother in law was in town and I […]

Super Simple Quinoa Salad

Super Simple Quinoa Salad

Made this super easy Mediterranean-ish quinoa and it did not disappoint. We will have variations of this in the fridge all summer long. I think the secret is the dressing: 1/3 c EVOO + 1/3 c red wine vinegar. So simple! YOU WILL NEED: 1 […]

Maple-Pecan Salmon

Maple-Pecan Salmon

This recipe was inspired by a recipe for salmon my mom used to make involving pecans and panko bread crumbs. I have switched it up a bit and made it #glutenfree. The sauce is super easy to make and this entire meal can come together […]

Most Delicious Spiced Granola

Most Delicious Spiced Granola

I took a jar of this goodness over to my sister-in-law Meredith and she called me on my way home asking for the recipe! It’s so good and extremely easy and VERY versatile. Can I tell you some good news? It really is pretty hard […]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

ROASTED SWEET POTATOES I usually roast at least 3 at a time. If you are gonna go to all the work to do that chopping, make as well make a lot! They reheat like a dream in the oven. 1. Preheat oven to 400*(see note […]

Lara-Bites

Lara-Bites

LarA-BitEs!  These happened completely on accident from a recipe gone wrong and they are delicious. Basically, I was trying to make “rawnola” (raw granola) and left the food processor on too long. I actually am not a larabar fan, but these are a little less […]