20 No Cook Dinner Ideas – Beat the Heat!

June 7, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List It’s June.  It’s Hot.  Our A/C is not working and the repair guys wont be here for another 3 days.  I am not getting anywhere near the oven, stove, microwave or any other form of heat until it’s fixed. I know I’m not the only one suffering from lack of cool air, albeit temporarily.  This made me think of some ideas for no-cook dinners for days when even >> Get the Recipe!

Cucumbers with Lemony Dressing

April 12, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List I love salads that don’t actually involve lettuce.  While lettuce is fine, it’s like a talisman to the fact that I’m actually dieting, which irritates me, so I pretend I don’t like it.  I’m always looking for something quick to throw together to make a non-lettuce salad to go with dinner.  I stumbled across this recipe from The Dinner Daily and adjusted it a bit for our tastes. >> Get the Recipe!

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Asparagus

April 8, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List I found this recipe on Pinterest and adapted it a bit from the one Damn Delicious posted.  Hubby had his with a fried egg on top, and really enjoyed it.  Runny egg yolks are not my thing without toast, so I skipped the egg and enjoyed mine with a sprinkling of fresh grated parmesan cheese.  The egg definitely adds protein though – so to boost it if you >> Get the Recipe!

small cowboy caviar recipe

Cowboy Caviar – Small Batch

February 12, 2017 Carrie Hill 0

Share List I found a nice recipe for Cowboy Caviar but honestly – they make SO MUCH and I really didn’t need to have so much in my fridge.  I cut the recipe here and there and it still made quite a bit – great for a couple or small gathering. Hubby hates cilantro – so I made it optional here.  Use whatever bell pepper you have on hand, I >> Get the Recipe!

Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

July 12, 2016 Carrie Hill 0

Share List I have posted previously about my dislike for fruit and meat combos, and I’ll stick to that in MOST cases – but last night I made a mango salsa that was amazing with grilled chicken.  Coconut rice was the perfect accompaniment – its not overpowering, and it was really tasty on a piece of Naan Bread with the salsa and chicken. I bet this salsa would be good >> Get the Recipe!

Oven Roasted Cabbage

February 22, 2016 Carrie Hill 0

Share List I’m always on the prowl for tasty veggie sides that aren’t frozen or canned.  I refuse to buy anything but canned corn – and frozen veggies are okay – but fresh is best.  We love asparagus and brussels sprouts but they’re seasonal and sometimes VERY expensive.  One thing that seems to be available year around, and is quite inexpensive, is cabbage.  Aside from coleslaw, I never really gave >> Get the Recipe!