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Grapefruit Avocado Salad

A couple of weeks ago, I joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) group.  In other words I became a member of a community farm, committing to purchasing a box of fresh, locally grown, organic vegetables and fruits weekly.  It has been a interesting experience – receiving different vegetables that I have to look on the […]


Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast

Last week was Nate and my wedding anniversary. We have been married for 3 years. Wahoo! So to celebrate we went to a nice restaurant on Friday, and stayed in a hotel in the “city” (Salt Lake City), because we feel giddy like little kids when we stay in a hotel we of course swam […]

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Chicken Salad

In my church we have activities to unite the members and promote friendship.  Sometimes those activities are on Sunday right after church; these activities have received various names – “Break the Fast”, “Linger Longer” and “Munch and Lunch”.  Almost every church activity involves food, particularly pot luck. 


Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I have learned to love pulled pork since I worked at Legends Grille on BYU campus. One of my favorites was my altered Cubano sandwich – because I didn’t really like pickles or mustard I would make it with the pulled pork, ham, swiss cheese and top it all with barbeque sauce. We got 50% […]


Vegetarian Alfredo Lasagna

When I first saw the idea for an alfredo lasagna, I knew that it was something I must try. I mean, who doesn’t love lasagna? And with alfredo sauce? Sounds amazing! I came across this delicious looking Veggies Alfredo Lasagna from Pinch of Yum and decided it would be the one I would try. The […]

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Pasta Panna Prosciutto Piselli

Did you know prosciutto means ham?  In Italy, it refers to any kind of ham.  In the United States it refers to the thin, thin ham you purchase from the deli that is cured.  For this recipe you will be using ham; such as spiral cut ham (in this case leftover and frozen from Easter […]


Taco Salad in a Bag (Walking Tacos)

I heard of Walking Tacos a couple months ago, I think from a friend on Instragram (Be sure to follow us!). I was of course curious, but until recently didn’t look into them much further. What is a walking taco you ask? It’s pretty funny to call them that I think, because 1 there is […]


Quinoa Burrito Bowls

I’ve found that the best way to keep myself motivated is by making lists. Whether its a list of long term goals to accomplish or a simple check list of day to day things I need to accomplish. Nate and I decided that by the end of the summer we want to look back and […]


Simple Fresh Garden Salad

Tonight I was excited to make a salad from ingredients taken out of my little garden.  My garden is small but I have kale, peas, spinach, romaine lettuce, and mint growing in it that were all used in the salad.  I was a little concerned about using the kale in the salad, especially worried about […]

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Chicken Fajitas

I used to make chicken fajitas quite a bit when Anthony and Aimee were growing up.  Then I got distracted or made them one day and decided I didn’t really like them any more, I know, crazy huh!?!  But last night Craig was commenting how many mini peppers we had still in the fridge and […]

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Guest Post by Emily from Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt

Today I am so excited to have a guest post shared by the lovely Emily from Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt. Emily offered to guest post and I was so happy to have her visit! And it worked out to be perfect timing because my schedule has been a little crazy! Here’s Emily for […]


Beans, Rice and Ham Soup

By now your Easter ham may be all eaten up and gone but at our household we are still enjoying it and even have a couple of baggies full in the freezer.  We certainly have enjoyed it in sandwiches with mustard but this year I choose to do so much more and perhaps a little […]


Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Are you sick and tired of me posting dessert recipes yet? I truly am sorry if you are. But I love making desserts, you see I love sweets, more than anything. But sometimes I like cooking other things too. Actually, I always like cooking other things too. I really just wish I had enough time/money […]


Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is one of the most comforting homey meals I have ever eaten. Ground beef, vegetables, mashed potatoes and ooey gooey cheese. What’s more homey than meat and potatoes? This recipe is really easy too. You just cook the ground beef with a little seasonings. Boil and mash the potatoes. Pour everything in a […]


Honey Lime Chicken

I’ve been eyeing this honey lime chicken for a while now. And when I invited my cousins over for dinner a couple of weeks ago I knew it was the perfect time to try the recipe out. Finally after pushing the dinner date back two or three times because of different obligations that popped up, we […]


Tuna Casserole

Aimee and Nate came to visit us in California for the long weekend over President’s Holiday. What a wonderful time we had together. We love being together, and I love having them here. It was short, but we filled it full of activities. We got to play games, visit the beach, they were so happy […]