Tri-Color Pasta Salad: A Simple Side Dish for Summer Cookouts

Hosting a cookout and not sure what to make for a side? This delicious tri-color pasta salad is an easy-to-make recipe, so you can spend more time outside with family and friends instead of in the kitchen. It’s the perfect side to complement food off the grill, and your guests will be going back for seconds! Check it out:

Servings: 8 

Preparation time: 30 minutes 


  • 1 box of tri-color pasta 
  • 1 can of black olives, halved 
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved  
  • 1 can of quartered artichoke hearts 
  • 1 cup of shredded Parmesan (or mozzarella) 
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil  
  • 1 tbsp of parsley flakes 
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper 


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Grilled Corn Black Bean Salad: A Healthy & Tasty Summer Dish

Grilled corn on the cob signifies when summer’s here, and it’s a total must-have at cookouts. In fact, it’s so delicious that you should mix a bunch of grilled corn pieces right into a salad… everyone will love it! This healthy recipe is perfect to serve as a side dish or pack for a picnic. Plus, it’s easy to make. Check it out: 

Preparation time: about 40 minutes

Servings: 8 


  • 10 oz of romaine lettuce 
  • 3 ears of grilled corn
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper 


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3 Simple Summertime Recipes That Don’t Require an Oven

When the weather’s nice, the last thing we want to do is spend too much time in the kitchen! So, we came up with some quick, easy-to-make recipes to share with you. Feel free to add more or less of any of the ingredients listed… it’s all based on preference. These delicious mixes, each serving about 8, are perfect to pack for lunch or a picnic with the family. If you or your kids are lactose intolerant, these are great options that don’t contain dairy, and they are also vegan. Plus, they only take about 30 minutes to make… that way you can spend more time outside instead of in the kitchen!

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts 


  • 2 cups of

How to Make Keurig Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This decadent, holiday-themed hot chocolate can be made with a Keurig or with your microwave. It’s easy to make, and it’s the perfect drink to serve with dessert during the holidays. But don’t forget to save some for Santa!


  • Keurig hot chocolate pod
  • Peppermint coffee creamer
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Candy cane or peppermint candies


Make the hot chocolate with your Keurig or microwave. Stir in some peppermint coffee creamer. (Add more or less based on preference.) Add whipped cream on top, and then drizzle chocolate syrup over the whipped cream for an extra chocolaty taste. Smash up the peppermint candies inside of a plastic bag and sprinkle on top. Add a candy cane in as a stirrer … Read more...

All the Holiday Tastes Stovetop Mix

Remember the sweet smells of the holidays permeating throughout your grandparents’ home as delicious treats were cooking on the stove? For many, holiday dishes can bring us back to some of our favorite childhood memories. Cinnamon, chestnuts, and peppermint are delicious ingredients and also happen to make the home smell like a winter wonderland!

With holiday-themed ingredients, this quick and easy-to-make recipe is just as tasty as it smells! It’s also the perfect side dish to serve during the season. Your guests will love all of the different spices and tastes, and it’s also a healthy choice! It’s a one-pot-stop recipe (aside from boiling some rice in an additional pot). So get your largest non-stick fry pan ready to go, and … Read more...

How to Make Maple Sweet Potato Rice, a Savory Thanksgiving Side!

Hosting the perfect holiday dinner and entertaining can be a lot of work, especially when you’re cooking side dishes that take up extra time! This easy-to-make autumn rice will allow you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with your family. Try this savory stovetop creation for a quick harvest dish that’s flavorful, sweet, and crunchy with an easy cleanup.


  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 1 sweet potato (skinned, chopped into tiny cubes)
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flakes
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, & allspice to taste
  • Olive oil

Serving size: about 6 (one medium-sized bowl)

Preparation time: 30 minutes


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How to Make Mini Frittatas: Cheeses and Veggies and Eggs, Oh My!

Mini frittatas are an easy-to-make, healthy breakfast. They’ve been quite the craze across Pinterest, and you can make them with any ingredients you can dream up! We’ve created some of our own: Italian-Inspired Mozzarella Frittatas and Broccoli Cheddar Frittatas. These are delicious, but you can add just about any vegetables, meats, cheeses, or spices you’re in the mood for. Some ingredients to try out include bacon, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, or feta cheese. Mini frittatas can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack, at lunchtime, or even include them as part of your dinner. They’re perfect to make while spending time with family on the weekend, and a great cooking activity to do with kids. You can also store mini frittatas in your fridge and reheat them for a ready-to-eat breakfast on the … Read more...

3 Healthy & Hearty Autumn Recipes

Autumn’s such a beautiful season: the feeling of crisp, fresh air and the warmth of a delicious latte or hot apple cider held with over-sized mittens; the whirling and twirling of multi-colored falling leaves and the *crunch, crunch* beneath comfy boots; and eating freshly baked pie straight out of the oven while cozily wrapped in a blanket. As the days get shorter and the nights get longer cravings kick in for autumn foods, and we have just the right recipes to set the mood for the season! These dishes feature healthy, hearty ingredients and are easy to make. They’re all one-pot-stop recipes (aside from boiling some rice or quinoa in an additional pot). So get your largest non-stick fry pan ready to go, and join us for … Read more...