japanese restaurant-style salad


The flavors of this salad will transport you to your favorite Japanese restaurant. It’s loosely adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow’s awesome cookbook It’s All Good. I made a few major tweaks to the recipe and I just love it. If you choose to use the Nori-Sesame Sprinkle over the top of this salad, it tastes a…

thai peanut chicken noodle bowl {crock pot recipe}


This little recipe was a big hit on our vacation! We made it for dinner one day and had it for lunch the next. The flavor combination is amazing! ~ serves 6 ~ 16 oz. medium salsa (I used Newman’s Own Pineapple) 13 oz. creamy peanut butter 15 oz. coconut milk (I used lite) 2…

ranch chicken tacos {crock pot recipe}


Here’s another recipe we tried while vacationing “Up North” this past week. I adore using my Crock Pot in the summer! So easy and you can still make hearty meals when it’s too hot to cook! Yay! These tacos are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. ~ serves 6 to 8 hungry people ~ 2…

messy giuseppes {sloppy joe’s italian cousin}


While vacationing on the gorgeous north shore of Lake Superior this past week, we ate at a lot of our favorite restaurants and we did some Crock Pot cooking too. We like to do a little of both so I can continue to be creative in the kitchen in a leisurely manner, even while I’m…