Category Archives: RECIPES

Recipe Review: Sweet Pork Burrito Bowls

This is really kind of a review of a couple of different recipes put into one to make the burrito bowls (ok…it’s really more of a plate)
Slow Cooker Sweet Pork Tenderloin
Crisp Cucumber Salsa

After making the pork and cucumber salsa here’s the other toppings we used:
white rice with cilantro
black beans
guacamole
salsa
sour cream
cheese
tomatoes
green onion

burrito bowl ingredients

Isn’t this a pretty plate?

burrito bowls

So what did the family think?  The score averaged 9.5!  The kids loved it.  The only complaint my daughter had was she thought the pork was maybe a little too sweet.  I happened to like the sweetness that it added.  This was a great family meal and the best part…there was a ton leftover for tomorrow night!

Strawberry Spinach Salad {with poppy seed dressing}

strawberry spinach saladThis is one of my FAVORITE salad recipes of all time.  I got this recipe from a family friend and it has been my go-to recipe for years.  In fact I make it so much that I’m always getting requests to bring it to things and it’s been nicknamed the “MarKay Salad” (wish I could take credit for it!)  The dressing is out of this world yummy (don’t let the green onion scare you!) It’s perfect for a summer BBQ…. or really anything!

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{Recipe Review} Grilled Caprese Chicken

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So I wish I was kitchen savvy enough that I could come up with my own delicious recipes….but since I’m not I will just share the best ones that I’ve made from Pinterest that are share-worthy.

GRILLED CHICKEN CAPRESE

This recipe had me at Caprese.  I love ANYTHING with mozzarella, tomato and basil.  Such a beautiful combination… It’s a great meal for a summer day to put on the grill and maybe grab some fresh tomato and basil from the garden.  YUM.  It’s also a beautiful dish and looks more complex than it really is to make.

Here’s what my family rated it: 9,9,10,7 for an average of 8.75 (my daughter didn’t like the balsamic vinegar it uses)

You can find the full recipe on Kim’s Healthy Eats

Bon Appetit!

 

 

 

{What’s for dinner?}

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Review

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“What’s for dinner?”  It’s the dreaded question I hear everyday….  As a working mom I need to make sure that I plan ahead for dinner or else I get home and I’m tired and don’t feel like making anything.  Which is exactly why I LOVE any slow cooker recipes.  I can throw them in my crock pot in the morning and come home to my home smelling wonderful and dinner DONE.  I love to try out new recipes on Pinterest and if I try one that I love then I will share it with all of you!  This one is definitely share-worthy:

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Slow-Cooker-Honey-Garlic-Chicken

It’s savory and a little sweet with amazing Asian flavor!

My family rated it, 8,8,8,9  (that’s pretty good for my picky eaters!)

If you want to try this recipe just click on the link here to see this on the Just A Taste website

(To make this recipe more gluten-free friendly I used Tamari instead of soy sauce)

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