Apple, Goat Cheese, Pecan, and Spinach Salad

As I write this, boxes are closing in on me and I'm making piece-meal dinners out of the random vegetables and leftovers from the freezer.  I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, a little sentimental, but mostly so excited to embark on a new adventure.  These are the signs that tell me the end is drawing near and soon enough (maybe too soon, I still have so much left to pack!) we will be in our new Michigan home!...more

Winter Pomegranate and Tangerine Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

This salad could change your life!  Case in point - my husband.  Before Nate and I were married, Nate ate salads consisting of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, and NO dressing.  Yuck - that doesn't even sound good to me!  After infusing a little creativity and flavor into his lifeless salad, I made a salad lover out of him.  And it all started with a salad just like this one.  Life changing, I tell ya....more
This combination sounds delicious and it does seem to be husband approved, sweet!more

Chopped in under 30!

The Hubby had a crazy schedule yesterday from afternoon into the "dinner" hour. For us, because of our work schedule that means 7:30-8:00. Since "I can't cook without a camera" any more it takes me about an hour to get our nightly Chopped on the table. Photos of every step take time.The original reason for the Chopped concept was to get a healthful delicious "balanced meal in a bowl" on the table in under 30 minutes. I stand by that although it's not tested all that often any more....more