Dinner

Creamy Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Creamy Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Welcome to the lighter side of salad dressing! Some of you will want to run away at the thought of a low-fat salad dressing but, I promise, this is something different! This one is made with real-food, fresh ingredients, not like all the fake stuff […]

Turkey Apple Sausage

Turkey Apple Sausage

I really like lean meat… It’s not because I am trying to limit fat or that I think it is more virtuous somehow…. I just don’t like fatty meat! It feels weird in my mouth. So I have always preferred chicken breast, fish and lean […]

Creamy Hamburger and Green Bean Soup

Creamy Hamburger and Green Bean Soup

We have the privilege of living next-door to my parents for half of the year, so my three younger boys have grown up knowing their “Papa” well. As I was running around the kitchen the other day, out of the blue my 8 year old […]

Lamb & Kale Soup

Lamb & Kale Soup

This Lamb & Kale Soup was inspired by the stew our friend Michele makes. Her recipe has the perfect flavor combination of the lamb and spices but I was wanting something that was a bit faster to make and a tad easier on the budget. […]

Korean Beef

Korean Beef

Sunday afternoons in Hawaii would often find us at Kaimana beach with friends, new and old and a big order of Gina’s Korean food to go!  After church the kids would all get a nap in and then we would pick up food and head […]

Lentil Kale Stew

Lentil Kale Stew

Have I mentioned that I love Kale? It was not always so… My first introduction to this thick, green, leafy vegetable was during my first pregnancy. A friend had given me a bunch of her old Fit Pregnancy magazines to look over. I found them […]

Beef and Black Bean Slow-Cooker Soup

Beef and Black Bean Slow-Cooker Soup

I know there are a lot of evil Step-Mother stories out there. This is not one of them. When I was still in my teens, my beloved mother passed away.  Needless to say, my family and I were devastated at our great loss.  My father […]

Quinoa Kale Salad

Quinoa Kale Salad

The first time I ever remember enjoying Kale was from a “Pregnancy Stew” recipe that I found 20 years ago!  I remember going to the store and needing to ask what it looked like so I would buy the right thing.  Then Becky made me […]

Savory Lamb Stew

Savory Lamb Stew

I am going to let you in on a little secret!  Super Woman is a real thing and she is alive and well and living in an honest-to-God tree house in the jungles of Hawaii. The woman of whom I speak is a dear friend […]

Grilled Pesto Sandwiches

Grilled Pesto Sandwiches

Over the years, these sandwiches have been on our table countless times. Often just for the family, but have been served to dinner guests, house guests and even at a big family reunion! They are always a hit… because well… melty cream cheese, pesto, turkey… […]