roasted beet salad with chevre & sherry vinaigrette


We always have cold grilled chicken in our refrigerator in the summer so we can make salads at a moment’s notice. Jeff just grills up extra and we store them in ziplocs. Another easy tip that will help you prepare dinner more conveniently, and without heating up the kitchen. To make 2 of these crazy…

oatmeal scotchies {regular & gluten free options}


These are delicious, chewy and sweet. I had some butterscotch chips leftover from making Special K Bars, so we made up a batch. I forgot how wonderful these are! And easy to make gluten free too. Just make sure your oatmeal is GF, and use gluten free all purpose flour in place of the regular…

avocado toast


Jeff and I have this little lunch ritual where we share an avocado and make simple, open faced sandwiches. If there are avocados in the house, this is what we’re having. Sometimes we change it up and do a combination of Parmesan cheese and extra virgin olive oil in place of the mayonnaise/Vegenaise. Sometimes we…

panzanella {italian bread salad}


We like to make this traditional Italian salad using day old baguette or Italian boule. You’ll need the equivalent of one whole loaf for this, so if you don’t happen to have that much, it’s easy enough to dry out your bread cubes in the oven or on the grill. If you like bruschetta, you’ll…