Fusilli with Chicken Sausage, Artichokes And Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Fusilli with Sausage, Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  Dinner can feel like a challenge to many people. With my little smarty pants both in school I really wanted to make sure that we have regular family dinners and that I offer a variety of meals to enjoy . I’ve posted several recipes, all of which are family friendly here, here, and here. Now, I’m sharing a dish [...]

Delicious “Grown-Up” Burgers

"Grown-Up" Burgers

Somewhere along the line I missed the lesson on how to make hamburgers. I must have been absent that day. So, until very recently I bought ready-made patties, seasoned them with seasoned salt and threw them on the grill. They always turned out okay, but were never anything special. My future sister-in-law’s mom, Vicki, recently [...]

Mom’s Cilantro Chicken Recipe

Cilantro Chicken Recipe

Ingredients: 2 bunches of cilantro chicken breasts, thighs and drumsticks garlic onion chicken broth teriyaki sauce yellow chilli pepper rice salt and pepper Directions: Clean raw chicken and add to a ziplock bag with a little bit of teriyaki sauce to marinate with for at least a couple of hours. Pick off the cilantro leaves [...]

Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar Plank Salmon

A couple of you read yesterday’s post and inquired about the recipe for the cedar plank salmon that I served at Kristal’s 30th birthday party this weekend. I am happy to share this DELICIOUS recipe with you. This recipe is one that I got from the talented chefs in our family, my sister-in-law, Katie and [...]

Feta and Mint Watermelon Salad

feta and mint watermelon salad, fruit salad, summer salad, mint in salads

I love serving watermelon in the summertime! Eating watermelon is delicious way to stay hydrated in the summer and this is loaded with health benefits!! Watermelons are an excellent source of several vitamins: vitamin A, which helps maintain eye health and is an antioxidant; vitamin C, which helps strengthen immunity, heal wounds, prevent cell damage, promote [...]

Yum! Peanut Butter Popcorn

Peanut Butter Popcorn

      Ingredients: 2 bags of microwave popcorn or 1/2 cup of un-popped popcorn 1 1/2 cups dry-roasted peanuts 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup corn syrup 1 cup peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Pop your corn, I used a microwave bag for convenience. Then set it aside in a large [...]

Mason Jar Salads

I feel in love with mason jars last summer, when a friend invited us over for a beautiful backyard barbeque and used them to serve guests wine. I thought they  were romantic and classic all rolled up into one! I immediate came home, packed away my standard “everyday” glasses and bought a set of mason [...]

VitaMix ~ Erin’s Exotic Endurance Green Smoothie


  I am one of the latest to jump aboard the healthy smoothie and raw foods trend and I am hooked! My friend Erin recently started making blended green-smoothies and  invited me over to sample the Exotic Endurance smoothie found in the “Raw Food Cleanse”  by Penni Shelton. I’m hooked, this golly green juice is D-lish! Erin lives [...]

Super Simple Succulent Sides!

roasted sweet potatoes, rosemary recipes, roasted vegetables

Trying to find side dishes that will excite and delight my family is a HUGE challenge. My children are very particular eaters and would be happy subsisting on Kids Cliff Bars and cheese. When it comes time to make dinner I am repeatedly challenged with making something that they will eat that does not involve [...]

Restaurateur. Mixologist. Momprenuer.

Mixologist, Restaurateur, Momprenuer, Ortega 120, Demi Stevens, Kimberly Rosenfeld, Kristal Lane, Watermelon cocktail

In the male-dominated restaurant business, female restaurateurs, let alone successful ones, are few and far between. Demi Stevens has not only created an award-winning restaurant, Ortega 120, but she has done so while finding the time to raise two happy, healthy, active boys! Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with this momprenuer to [...]