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Tomato Stack Salad with Corn and Avocado

When I received the August edition of Cooking Light magazine, this was one of the first recipes to jump out to me. I could eat a tomato as a meal. Slice it up, sprinkle it with salt and pepper and pass me a fork! I never thought to add corn […]

Recipe Swap: Honey Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

I debated on not participating in this recipe swap because the theme was desserts and as we all know, desserts don’t do very much to help out your waistline. Unless you count making it rounder. But I’m a sucker with a sweet tooth and I swear my mouse just clicked […]

Mini Mac and Cheese Cups

When I first started to think about foods for the bingo, I immediately thought of mac and cheese but wanted a way to make it bite sized and relatively portable. “I wonder if you can make mac and cheese cups?” passed through my head so I immediately went off to […]

Strawberry Lime Popsicles

For years the only Sonic was almost 2 hours away from my house but they constantly aired commercials for their delicious treats on our local channels. I think it was an evil marketing ploy to convince me to spend 4 hours in the car just to enjoy a limeade. Unfortunately […]

Caprese Skewers

When I was thinking of appetizers for the bingo party, I knew I wanted to do something light and summery and also something that was easy to eat. Most of the other appetizers and items we were serving were on the heavier side. The first time I had caprese salad […]

SRC: Peach Granola Muffins

Okay, I lied. To myself. I intended that the Peach & Strawberry Breakfast Braid would be the last peach-related item I made for this summer, but then I received my Secret Recipe Club assignment and saw that our posting day is Labor Day, which I consider the final good-bye to […]

Peach & Strawberry Breakfast Braid

It doesn’t happen very often but sometimes I just get bored of eating muffins for breakfast. Its still way too hot to switch to oatmeal and I haven’t been in a granola mood lately. Since I eat breakfast at work, this limits my options quite a bit. I was flipping […]


For years I refused to try ever try coleslaw just because it is typically made with mayonnaise. If I haven’t mentioned it before, I am not a big mayonnaise fan. I can handle mayo in small doses, like mixed into tuna salad or lightly spread on a steak sub sandwich, […]

Gouda Bacon Cheeseburgers

I’m probably the least sexist person I know, but while making this burger I immediately thought of it as a ‘man’s burger’. Its big, hearty, cheesy, covered in bacon, smothered in onions and extremely messy. Which is also how I think most burgers should be, so that’s not saying too […]

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Last Friday I shared the delicious Pot Roast Sliders recipe I made for the recipe swap. After letting Tom pick out the slider recipe, I clicked through the side dishes and salads on Jaida’s blog to figure out something to make with them. This recipe jumped out at me immediately. […]