Spa Cuisine Recipes

grandma’s cucumber salad boats

Trying to eat healthy, and still serve delicious meals and snacks? Here’s a great little trick: Make cucumber boats for your sandwich salads instead of serving them on bread. We love how refreshing and light cucumber boats are, and they go great with almost any mixed salad. Above I’ve shown some cucumber boats topped them…

peach mango salsa

A beautiful, fresh salsa with bright flavors that’s wonderful with grilled fish or chicken. It’s also amazing on fish tacos or served as a little side salad. Be sure to use perfectly ripe fruit for this. 4 large, perfectly ripe peaches, unpeeled, pitted, cut into chunks 1 perfectly ripe mango, peeled, pitted, cut into chunks…

church picnic cheesy waldorf salad

This is a delicious fruit salad that is actually more savory than sweet. It’s creamy, cheesy, and delicious and it’s the perfect accompaniment to any picnic, BBQ, or potluck menu! It can easily be doubled or tripled for a large crowd. ~ for the salad ~ serves 8 5 medium sweet-tart apples, cored, unpeeled, cubed…

sweet & spicy garlic refrigerator pickles

  We always have a few jars of different refrigerator pickles in our fridge in the summer! They’re so easy to make and are wonderful with salads, sandwiches, as a burger or taco topping, or just as a relish/side dish. Some of our favorites include: traditional, sweet dill refrigerator pickles, refrigerator zucchini pickles, and easy…

two ingredient crock pot barbecue chicken

I like making things as easy as possible during the summer months. I make a big Crock Pot full of my salsa chicken (for tacos) or this easy bbq chicken (for sandwiches) every week so we have simple, delicious, accessible lunches at the ready. 4 to 6 large boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 bottle (19…

grandma’s creamy italian cucumber salad

I made a bunch of fresh salads for our 4th of July celebration this year and decided to include this yummy favorite. It’s seriously amazing! Grandma’s Creamy Italian Cucumber Salad is just as easy to make as her traditional, classic cucumber salad, but with an Italian twist. We love the addition of two kinds of …

crock pot hawaiian pork chops

We enjoyed these amazing Hawaiian pork chops for dinner this evening. They are easy to prepare and so tender! The sauce thickens on it’s own as it cooks so there’s no need to thicken it after the pork chops are done cooking. I eliminated a common step in slow cooker cooking by adding quick cooking…

six week raisin bran muffins

Here’s an amazing, tried and true recipe. I’ve made dozens and dozens of these and they always come out wonderful. What’s really great about this recipe is that the batter will yield 50 to 60 muffins! You can bake them all up right away if you need a huge batch of muffins for a church…

taco soup

Mmmmmm! This taco soup turned out so good, and it was easy to make too! About 20 to 30 minutes of preparation time from start to finish, and then another half hour to simmer! So simple. Ready? for the soup: 2 lb. lean ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 3 large cloves garlic, chopped fine…

grandma’s easy stuffed peppers

Once in awhile I just have to make one of the comfort food dishes from my childhood. I love stuffed green peppers! I have several recipes for different versions on my blog… Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers, Cheesy Chicken “Nacho” Stuffed Peppers, Unstuffed Pepper Casserole, and Stuffed Green Pepper Soup! This new recipe is actually the…