The Perfect Match: Grilled Sweet Potatoes + Cilantro Vinaigrette

I know some people immediately think of meat when grilling season hits, but when it's grilling weather I start thinking about vegetables, and how the grill caramelizes them and brings out the flavors in the most wonderful way. ...more
I might add a side of black beans for meatless Monday. I think the cilantro vinaigrette would be ...more

Whole Grain Rye, Spelt and Berry Scones

I've been reminiscing about last year's berry season in the country, so I did some berry scone baking on Sunday to crush my craving. At first bite, I knew I had to share the recipe on the double. Food blogs were made for sharing recipes like this one....more
I love the picture you create when describing country living. I grew up in a very small town in ...more

This Tomato-Mint Gazpacho Reminds Me of the Day I Discovered Spanish Food

The first time I ate gazpacho was one of these authentically untraditional (rather unusual and un-Spanish, too) experiences. It wasn't that the gazpacho tasted untraditional (or unusual or un-Spanish). But where I found it—and the spot where I sat eating it—was a touch unexpected. ...more
I've never made a cold soup, but guess what's on my monthly menu?! Thanks for the inspiration!more

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes...more

Double Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

Yields:  about 24 cookies      Prep Time:  10 minutes       Total Time:  30 minutes...more
Almonds & chocolate - yum!  I may give these a try :) balancingcinderella.blogspot.commore

A Spaghetti Squash Recipe You've Never Seen (and will surely love)!

Sage, Turkey and Pumpkin Seed Stuffed Spaghetti Squash...more

A Luscious Pesto -will add an abundance of flavor as a topping, sauce or flavor booster- Sugar Snap Pea and Green Garlic Pesto

http://azestforlife.comThis special pesto is used as a base on Naan Bread (or Pizza) -top with some Shrimp, Goat Cheese, Tomatoes and some Sugar Snap Peas...more

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (whole grain)

Thin and chewy, with nutty brown butter undertones and loaded with chocolate chips, these wholegrain cookies are only 112 calories and a cinch to throw together....more


You can use this recipe as a base for various toppings. Hate olives? Top with mushrooms and pepperoni. Make it a Hawaiian with ham and pineapple pieces. I love it because it’s easy to get creative and you can’t really mess it up! [Read more]  ...more

Greek Yogurt & Banana Oat Muffins

Yields:  16 -20 muffins           Prep Time:  15 minutes       Total Time:  35...more
These look delicious; I may give them a try :) balancingcinderella.blogspot.commore

Epic Cooking Fail ~ Do not try this at home...

 In all my years of cooking I've had a few fails; bland, salty, mushy, overcooked, to name a few.  I can say with total confidence that I've never prepared something that looked so delicious, only to take a bite and realize they were void of any flavor.  My husband said that they'd be good if you were on a really long hike in the wilderness and you hadn't had any food for days....  Hmmmm, that's saying something....more