Thursday, July 2, 2015

{Copycat} Applebee's Asian Salad Dressing

{Copycat} Applebee's Asian Salad Dressing - get the recipe at
Tangy Asian Salad Dressing with a hint of sesame and the sweetness of honey is perfect for topping salads, tossing with cabbage for a quick slaw, or for dipping chicken fingers. Whisk this dressing together now and enjoy it all week long!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ranch Potato Salad with Bacon and Eggs

Ranch Potato Salad with Bacon and Eggs - get the recipe at
What's not to love about a fully loaded Ranch Potato Salad filled with bits of bacon and chunks of egg? This spectacular potato salad has been my family's favorite potato salad for over two years now.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Honey Soy Chicken

Honey Soy Chicken recipe by Barefeet In The KitchenHoney Soy Chicken is my favorite kind of weeknight dinner; the chicken requires just a few minutes prep time early in the day and the result is a sweet glazed oven-roasted chicken that is incredibly tender.

Stir together the marinade, pour it over the chicken and marinate it for anywhere from 2 to 24 hours until you are ready to bake it. This chicken also works great on the grill if that is more your style.

I serve this chicken with Turmeric Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes. Everything cooks at the same time in the oven and dinner is on the table in less than an hour!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mango Pineapple Ice Cream

Mango Pineapple Ice Cream is refreshingly light! get the recipe at
Mango Pineapple Ice Cream is one of the most refreshing ice creams I've ever made and it still boggles my mind that so much fresh flavor is possible from a couple cans of fruit, a splash of cream, and a squeeze of lime.

When Alberston's and Safeway asked me if I'd like to create a new recipe for the "Cans Get You Cooking" project, I jumped at the chance to play with some foods that were already in our pantry. I love keeping a well-stocked pantry because it makes spur of the moment cooking and baking possible. I couldn't resist the canned mangoes last time I was picking up canned pineapple and I picked up a couple cans to try.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bacon Avocado Tomato Pasta Salad

Bacon Avocado Tomato Pasta Salad Recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Bacon, avocados, tomatoes, and pasta are drizzled with a creamy avocado ranch dressing to make a light and cool summer meal for the nights when you don't feel much like cooking. I like to make this salad in the morning and then tuck it into the refrigerator for dinner. When the temps haven't been below 110 in a week, there is nothing like a super easy cold pasta salad to make us all happy. I love easy meals like this one all summer long!

I ran across this recipe on my friend Kristen's website a while back and I couldn't get it out of my mind. This is such a simple recipe, and yet the flavors work well together to create a salad that tastes like much more than the few ingredients required.

My husband is not usually a big fan of pasta nights, so the first time I made this, I planned to serve this pasta just to my kids and myself. However, he tasted the salad when we were serving the plates and he wound up eating a full serving. That's a serious thumbs up from him!