Hot Seafood Salad With Sherry Vinaigrette

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Hot Seafood Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette
Sometimes all I want is a healthy, fast, easy, flavorful dinner. This salad fulfills all those requirements.

I used salmon, shrimp, scallops, kalamata olives and artichokes but feel free to use whatever seafood you prefer. Any firm fish will work well. I like the cold crisp romaine lettuce paired with the hot seafood over the top and drizzled with a sherry vinaigrette, for a bit of tang.  

This salad was based on a fabulous salad we had at Saltys on Alki last year after a visit to Logans cardiologist when he was having heart issues... It was our celebration lunch after he finished his stress test and passed with flying colors. One year down and two to go before we head back to the cardiologist. 

Three years seemed like forever but I look back and realize how fast this last year has gone.. How many things have happened good and bad.. How much my kids have grown and changed.. How this blog has grown and changed.. I want to take a moment and tell you thank you for all the love and support you all provide.

Your daily kind words and friendship mean more to me then you'll ever know..

Mango Pineapple Mint Daiquiris

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Are you looking for something fruity, light and refreshing?
Something a little boozy.. Or not..
Something to kick off a summer BBQ with a bang?
You've come to the right place my friends. 
To top it all off Mango Pineapple Mint Daiquiris are so very, very easy to whip up.
Just in case your needing a second option make sure to check out Pink Grapefruit Lime Margaritas With Agave, another all time favorite

Creamy Lemon Bars

Monday, May 20, 2013
Creamy Lemon Bars from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
I made these while ago and delayed posting...

Why you ask? 

Well you see before I could even dust them with powdered a piece was cut into and then two pieces went missing the minute they were removed from the pan.

I don't have a clue who would have done this...I mean there is no way I cut into my own lemon bars to taste test them and ate 1 1/2 bars only sharing a large bite with Colt who I had to shout at for taking too large of a bite..Gheesh men!

So I snapped a picture and then set a few aside to take a picture the next day, but the next day for the lemon bars would never come. It definitely wasn't because Colt and I had a late night snack of Creamy Lemon Bars in bed while the kids were asleep, no that would never happen in our house.. That would be bad very bad..

They must have been eaten by the dog when no one was looking, right?

Where else would they go?

So I thought I would remake them since they survived less the 12 hours in our house but that day hasn't arrived yet. So I threw in the towel and decided you get what you get and you don't throw a fit. 
These are amazing and even loved by my non lemon loving husband! 

Not in the mood for Lemon? Make sure to check out Key Lime Cheesecake Bars With Almond Cookie Crust! There always a hit! 

Quinoa Black Bean Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Thursday, May 16, 2013
I was craving Mexican food last night but in reality when am I not?
It's my biggest weakness.
When ever we go out to the Mexican restaurant we always order fried jalapenos which come covered in a salty spice with a squeeze of lime and are the inspiration for this dish.
Poblano's are a fairly mild pepper usually with just a little kick not nearly as hot as a jalapeno's.
They make for a fabulous twist from the normal stuffed bell peppers and are usually fairly inexpensive.
We used quinoa, black beans, corn and chicken to keep them healthy and light.
I was anticipating enough leftovers for Colt to take to work but the kids quickly devoured every last morsel left in the pan. Even Mas my pickiest eater declared these the bomb and asked for me to make them again.
If you are looking for something healthy that you could easily assemble ahead of time this is the dish for you! 
Another family favorite is Chicken Fajita Stuffed Bell Peppers
These are definitely worth checking out! 
Quinoa Black Bean Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers come to Momma...

Creamy Macaroni And Cheese With Broccoli

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This is the top requested meal or side dish in our house and since I thought it's been awhile since I originally shared the recipe it would be a great time to update the picture.
There's just something about creamy cheese sauce smothered over pasta and broccoli that always elicits fond childhood memories and brings such comfort to my heart.
My Granny would have never thought, let alone allowed a box of macaroni and cheese to enter our house.
It was simply from scratch all the way.
This recipe is very similar to what she would make but my lovely cousin Melissa recently let me know Granny would add a pinch of turmeric, I'm not sure if this was for taste but I am going to assume it was for the lovely yellow color of the turmeric.

I usually make this recipe with pasta shells but they were missing from the pantry on this occasion so macaroni had to suffice.
Feel free to use what pasta you have available.
Anything in cheese sauce always is a favorite in our house!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
I think I have a true peanut butter addiction! 
There I said it and it's out of the way..
Phew..Glad to have that off my chest! 
These are light and delicious with a perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate plus gluten free to boot! 
What more could you need in a cookie?

Peanut Butter Fudge Pie

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Peanut Butter Fudge Pie with a Oreo Cookie Crust and a layer of fudge. A delicious family favorite.
Peanut Butter Fudge Pie.
This months Shine Supper Club theme is childhood favorites and I knew this is it! Who could ever resist the peanut butter pie at every picnic ever attended as a child?

Not I so I bring you this pure slice of deliciousness! 

Warning: This is not one of those healthy recipes I post, so please don't get mad at me! 
Yesterday I was bad.. Very bad..You see my kids were gone to my Sister-in-laws, the husband was at work, and I was stuck home alone..

It was not a good thing.. Who am I kidding it was great! 

I should have been doing the ever dread piles upon piles of laundry but instead I whipped up one of these bad boys.. I knew I needed an Oreo cookie crust, but that possibly couldn't be enough chocolate right?No defiantly not enough! 

I needed a layer of fudge too, yes it definitely needed a layer of fudge and a peanut butter filling!
I bring you Peanut Butter Fudge Pie with an Oreo cookie crust! Heaven! 

In case you are looking for a few other childhood favorites make sure to check out Creamy Macaroni and Cheese With Broccoli, Puff Pancakes and of course the Hubs favorite Strawberry Rhubarb Pie With Crumb Topping.

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