How Long to Boil Corn on the Cob

Boiled Corn on the Cob is a summertime staple, it always comes out tender, juicy and sweet. It’s the perfect side for letting you focus on making juicy hamburgers and hearty potato salad for the best summer meal! We always cook a little bit extra to enjoy in our favorite fresh corn salad or Frito corn salad. Corn is the […]

Black Bean Quinoa Salad – Spend With Pennies

Black Bean Quinoa Salad is an easy fresh salad that can be enjoyed as a meal or a side! Deliciously simple, full of fresh veggies and loaded with flavor, this is the perfect easy lunch or dinner. We sometimes add in grilled chicken or even leftover taco meat if we have it (and top it […]

Tomato & Avocado Salad

Tomato Avocado Salad is the perfect way to enjoy the bountiful summer harvest of ripe and ready avocados and juicy tomatoes! This salad is made with red and yellow cherry tomatoes (any tomatoes will do), creamy, nutty-flavored avocados and a tangy dressing that marries all of the ingredients! It is right up there with all […]

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables transform ordinary everyday veggies into a sensational side dish! A simple rosemary and garlic infused grilled vegetable marinade is tossed with fresh vegetables and grilled until tender and caramelized. Perfect to serve with grilled or roasted meats like an easy grilled chicken breast or bacon wrapped pork tenderloin. It’s incredible how good […]

Cobb Salad (with a fun twist!)

Cobb Salad Ingredients So, what is a cobb salad? Named after the owner of the famous Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood, Robert Howard Cobb claimed this full entrée salad as the restaurant’s signature dish and it has endured ever since. An easy trick I use to remember what goes into a cobb salad is by […]

Easy Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad is the perfect meal on sweltering summer days. Tangy, light, and bursting with fresh herbal tones, this salad is loaded with summer veggies, creamy mozzarella, and ciabatta bread all tossed in a delicious balsamic vinaigrette. This bread salad is a great appetizer, a beautiful fresh lunch dish or the perfect side dish next […]

Oven Baked Jicama Fries

What is Jicama? Jicama is an edible root, often referred to as a ‘Mexican turnip.’ With a tough skin and a crispy, crunchy white firm flesh, jicama is often substituted for water chestnuts because it stays crunchy in soups. I always describe the taste and texture as a potato mixed with an apple. It has […]

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