4th of July Tablescape & Blueberry Caprese Salad

Summer is in full swing; the air is hot and humid and the days are long and full of activity. Although the heat can be rather intense, this week we celebrate Independence Day. The perfect occasion to gather with friends and family and spend time outdoors-eating, playing lawn games and watching fireworks. I met up…

Loaded Coleslaw

Independence Day arrives next week and if you are looking for a healthy side dish to bring to the festivities, look no further. I love all varieties of slaw; mayo based, vinegar style and this recipe is a unique combination of the two. It also, includes bacon and who doesn’t love that? This coleslaw is…

Fruit Salad

Late Spring and Summer are wonderful because so many produce are available fresh and ready. I like eating fruit salad because it’s ready made to consume over a couple days. It’s also versatile that you can use any fruit you have on hand. My kids like to eat it, which makes it a perfect addition…

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

There is an Italian deli and restaurant near my work that makes awesome coleslaw. I always get it as my side if we order lunch. It’s light and has a nice crunch too. For whatever reason, I’ve always made creamy coleslaw and today I set out to try my hand at the vinaigrette version. This…

Spring Pasta Salad

Today the weather is beautiful and I’m so thankful after all the grey days lately. I made this pasta salad for lunch last week and it’s a wonderful addition to a BBQ or cookout. It’s light, but filling and is a terrific way to add a few more vegetables into your diet. This dish would…

Orzo bean salad

As much as I enjoy desserts, I shouldn’t eat them everyday. Because of this, I’m sharing a savory dish.  I’m a full time working mom and I normally pack my lunch, because I don’t get a “lunch break” and it’s much cheaper than ordering out. I have been trying to incorporate more fresh and balanced…