Greek Seasoned Chickpeas (inspired by Trader Joe’s)

I first met Trader Joe’s Greek Chickpeas at a picnic. We were on a boat on a beautiful blue lake, surrounded by mountain peaks, on a sunny Colorado summer day. Maybe it was the sunshine. Maybe it was the IPA and the company of dear friends. But I have loved those chickpeas ever since and […]

Crispy Sweet Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Our simple, delicious, air-fryer Brussels sprouts recipe will delight your tastebuds!

Cranberry-Apple Relish

This take on a traditional cranberry relish brings out the bright, tart flavor of the cranberries, but rounds it out with the sweetness of apples, pecans, and pineapple. The result is a fresh-tasting relish that is not overly sweet. This cranberry nut relish complements the traditional turkey on your Thanksgiving table but can definitely stand […]

The Best Traditional Seven Layer Salad

Are you struggling to find a dish for an upcoming potluck? Have no fear! Instead of stressing over what to bring, try this classic seven-layer salad recipe. It’s super easy to make, looks pretty on the table, can be made ahead, and is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. Chef

Old Fashioned Orange Jello Salad

An easy Orange Jello Salad recipe for you to cook in 15 minutes. It is an old-fashioned and delicious gelatin desert.

12 Leftover Veggie Tray Recipes – What to Do with Leftover Veggie Raw Vegetables?

With Thanksgiving this week and Christmas right around the corner, there are bound to be lots of wonderful dinners and parties, and with those parties, some are leftover. One of the dishes that I think gets overlooked a lot is the Leftover Veggie Tray. Either guest have too much on their plate or simply don’t […]

Mandarin Orange Salad: Holiday Salads

Although my family loves the ham and potatoes part of Christmas dinner, we all know we need a salad to go with it. Have you ever skipped your vegetables on these occasions? Well, I say that it’s a must to have your veggies on special occasions. Today, our holiday menu┬ácontinues with our favorite Mandarin Orange […]

Mandarin Orange Salad

Happy Friday! We have been sharing some Traditional Easter Recipes this week, and continue today with Mandarin Orange Salad. I’ve been making this salad for many years. We especially love it during the Spring and for Easter Dinner. The original recipe came from a Mom of a gymnast I was coaching in the early 90s. […]

Taco Salad in a Jar

This quick and easy lunch recipe is not only delicious but it’s also packed with healthy food. Layers of lettuce, tomatoes, beans, and more go into this Taco Salad in a Jar. Chef

Old Fashioned Cloverleaf Rolls for Easter Dinner

We have been chatting about holiday traditions this week, coloring eggs, and Easter brunch recipes. Today I’d like to tell you a little about my Mom. She was an excellent cook, and many holidays were spent with family members and great food! One of the things she always made was cloverleaf rolls. I remember the aroma […]



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