April 23, 2014

Summer Salad

Summer Salad

By Contributing Writer, Sarah Summer brings with it the best foods! Everything is fresh, vibrant and delicious! I love eating salads in the summer. There are endless possibilities! My favorite way to make a summer salad is to add fruit in with the lettuce. It gives it such a lovely, seasonal feel and fabulous flavor! I've been bringing seasonal variations of this salad to playgroups and … [Read more...]

Easy Sausage Potato Cake

Easy Sausage Potato Cake (The Marathon Mom)

By Contributing Writer, Stephani Recently, I bought 20 pounds of potatoes then discovered no one in our house cared for them. In my defense, I thought everyone but me liked them. We're doing this 30-Day Challenge that calls for eating only produce, meat, milk, and eggs from local sources - on a tight budget. We're learning to stretch our grocery budget in a new way, bypassing on sale - but … [Read more...]

Summer Spinach and Artichoke Salad

Summer Spinach and Artichoke Salad

By Contributing Writer, Candace Skip the oven heat at dinnertime and whip up this beautiful summer salad. It's healthy.  It's fresh.  And it's absolutely delicious! It has become one of our family's favorite meals.  It's also a perfect dish for entertaining or taking to a Sunday potluck.  Your family and friends will love it. It's versatile, so feel free to change up … [Read more...]

Savory Roasted Vegetables

Savory Roasted Veggies | TheMarathonMom.com

This is one of those accidental recipes.  You know the ones.  You throw a few things in a pan with a bit of olive oil, sea salt, and you cover it with foil and roast, and just WOW! Our family really loves this dish, and I'm not sure if it's the combination of the yummy vegetables, or the whole head of garlic, or the lemon pepper, but it's a hit! For this pan, I washed and cut two yellow … [Read more...]

Fruit Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing

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By Contributing Writer, Debra Worth I have never liked dressed fruit salad until I had it at a friend's house made with sour cream. I thought she was crazy, until I tried it. The creamy tanginess of sour cream went perfectly with the fruit and did not cover up the natural sweetness like cool whip fruit salads. I decided I did like dressed salads just not with cool whip. It was nice to know … [Read more...]

Simply Delicious Italian Dressing

Simply Delicious Italian Salad Dressing | TheMarathonMom.com

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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

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I have to admit that when my husband heard we were having mashed cauliflower with dinner, he was less than excited.  But before I had even had a chance to ask, he had already declared that we was very pleasantly surprised. This is so delicious!  Creamy, light, yet somehow hearty!  You have got to try it! Everyone in our family loves this new dish that can serve as a substitution for … [Read more...]

Pear Preserves

Simple Homemade Pear Preserves | TheMarathonMom.com

My precious, sweet Grandma canned foods of all kinds.  When she wasn't quilting in the spring and winter months, as she did things seasonally, she was preparing tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, pears, and more, creating a bounty that would bless not only her immediate family, but many families around her, as well. Why I didn't spend ALL of my extra time soaking up this woman's goodness is only … [Read more...]

Spicy Black Bean Dip

Spicy Black Bean Dip

Are you a fan of hummus or other bean dips? Maybe both? Well, good!  Then, you'll love this spicy black bean dip. It makes a delicious appetizer, or can serve as the main dish for an easy lunch, or even work with a few sides like fresh pico de gallo for dinner. Click on over to TheHappyHousewife where I shared the recipe today. … [Read more...]

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

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Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, and there's no quicker way to get (some of) my eight boys to eat them than this! By themselves or with homemade salsa or hummus, these baked sweet potato chips are delicious! I like to think of them as a snack, but they could easily go with burgers in place of fries. Please join me today where I'm sharing the full recipe over at … [Read more...]