Archives for April 2012

Mason Jar Meals: Ranch Chicken Salad in a Jar

An easy on-the-go lunch or dinner, this ranch chicken salad is a great way to repurpose your leftovers, make lunch grab-and-go, and ensure you’re eating right even when life feels like it’s running a marathon. I roll over, kicking the covers off and lying there in my bed, letting myself adjust to the temperature difference. […]

Ranch Chicken Salad in a Jar

1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons parsley, minced 2 teaspoons fresh chives, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried dill 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder kosher salt and pepper 6 ounces cooked pasta shells or other small shape 6 ounces chicken, cooked and cut into pieces 1 red pepper, […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: One Year Later

It has been one year since we started the Eat Well, Spend Less series (big thanks to Jessica!), and we’re taking a look at how our food budget, menu, shopping habits, and diet may have changed in the last 12 months. Last April we kicked off the Eat Well Spend Less series by looking at […]

Bean and Barley Arugula Salad: A Picnic for the Planet Giveaway

Large cannellini beans, barley, and arugula mix together to become an easy salad for bringing to the park to enjoy on a warm spring day. April 22nd is Earth Day. Get involved. Have a Picnic for the Planet. The weather has been kind lately. Too kind, almost. Where I live the weather can change quickly, […]

Bean and Barley Arugula Salad

2 cups cooked barley 2 cups cooked cannellini beans 1/4 cup diced red onion 1/2 lemon, juiced and zested 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups baby arugula leaves In a […]

Lemon-Kissed Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Lemon kisses the crust, but leaves this bar-style cheesecake rich and creamy, then appears again in a sweet sauce that covers the strawberries on this springtime dessert. My grandma would have us over for Sunday dinners often. When my family up and moved away from the city, his brother followed, buying the house two doors […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars with Lemon Crust

For the spongecake crust: 1/2 cup cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 eggs, separated 7 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 lemon, juiced and zested 1 tablespoon butter, melted For the cheesecake: 4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1 2/3 cups sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 eggs, […]