Back to School Time

Back to School Time

It’s that time again. Back to school time. Time for parents and guardians everywhere to start packing lunches. Time to plan easy dinners because homework will take up a good chunk of evening time. Not to mention hungry¬† children arriving home from school declaring they are starving.

Over at I have compiled some fantastic back to school recipes and ideas, to help ease this transition along smoothly. Please click the links below to read the articles.

A few tips, tricks and recipe hacks for making those back-to-school lunches easier.

Back to School Lunch Box Hacks

School is back in session and the kids come home hungry! Here’s how to feed them a healthier snack to keep their energy and spirits up.

Easy After School Snacks

When they kids bring home hours of homework, these fast and easy dinners will free you up to help out rather than get stuck in the kitchen.

“Too Much Homework” Dinners

Rotisserie Chicken Makeover, Part 3

Rotisserie Chicken Makeovers | Rotisserie Chicken, Heriloom Tomato and Feta Salad

Recipe 3 in my Rotisserie Chicken Makeover series is amazingly simple and¬† fresh. Using seasonal produce at the peak of ripeness is what makes this salad so awesome. I picked these organic tomatoes up from my local weekly market, the Altadena Farmer’s Market.

Farmer’s markets are overloaded with vine ripened tomatoes, bursting with juicy flavors ranging from sugary sweet to mouth puckeringly tart. This salad calls for large heirloom tomatoes, but do not hesitate to use smaller or even cherry tomatoes for this salad. What is important is the flavor you prefer.

Click here for the recipe for Rotisserie Chicken, Heirloom Tomato and Feta Salad.


Rotiserie Chicken Makeover

Check out the other recipes in the Rotisserie Chicken Makeover

Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cucumbers

Pesto Chicken Lasagna Roll-ups

Hot Days Need Cool Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream

Once again I show my age by referencing an old Eddie Murphy sketch from his Delirious video for my image. I can’t help it, it is ingrained in my brain because it is so incredibly funny. A classic. If you have never seen it, you can find it on YouTube.

But seriously, hot days need cool ice cream. It is summer and it is hot. A time to eat cold ice cream and ice pops while sitting on the front steps as the sun goes down.

Over at, I have posted a few really decadent, delectable and delicious ice cream recipes. Click the links below to head on over and elevate your ice cream to a new level.


Mango-Ginger Ice Cream


Spiced Avocado Ice Cream


Chocolate Covered Cherry Ice Cream

Rotisserie Chicken Makeover, Part 2

Pesto Chicken Lasagna Roll-ups

Recipe 2 in my series Rotisserie Chicken Makeovers is one of my favorites. It is so simple to make, can be made ahead, and is absolutely mouthwatering!

Pesto Chicken Lasagna Roll-ups need just 5 ingredients and a few minutes of prep time to become a fabulous meal! Let the kids help out by rolling up the filled lasagna noodles. They’ll have fun and so will you.

Click here for the recipe for Pesto Chicken Lasagna Roll-ups.


Pesto Chicken Lasagna Roll-ups

If you haven’t already, check out the first recipe in the series Chicken Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cucumber.


Chicken Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cucumber

Rotiserie Chicken Makeover

Rotisserie Chicken Makeover

Chicken Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cucumber

Rotisserie chicken makeover? A little blush, a new outfit? What?

Store made rotisserie chicken is everywhere, and a very convenient way to serve a meal quickly. But what do you do with any leftovers you might have?

I am doing a series of recipes on about what you can make with rotisserie chicken, whether leftover or bought just for use as an ingredient in something else.

Head over to my page for the recipe. First up is Chicken Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cucumber.


Chicken Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cucumber