Category Archives for Kitchen Tutorials

Simple Cucumber Salad Recipe


I love simple side dishes that makes my taste buds sing.  The cucumber recipe below meets these qualifications.  Give it a try and let me know if you like it.  What is your go to simple side dish?

 Simple Cucumber Salad Recipe



  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • ½ cup olives chopped
  • ½ of a medium red onion diced
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Place all of the ingredients in a mason jar.  Close and shake the jar until the oil is evenly distributed on the content of the jar.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To make this salad creamier, you can omit the olive oil and use a paleo ranch dressing instead.  I have tried different paleo ranch dressing and have to say my favorite is the one from the Everyday Paleo cookbook.





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4 Tips for Moist Meatloaf

I remember the first time I attempted to make meatloaf 14 years ago.  I was newly married and there were a few dishes I knew how to cook. I was determined to expand my cooking repertoire.  The meatloaf was an epic fail but being the tenacious person I am, I did not give up.  I have picked up different tips along the way to guarantee a great meatloaf EVERYTIME!  Watch the video below for four simple tips.  Enjoy!

Kitchen Gadgets for Whole 30

As promised, I have uploaded the first of 3 videos for different kitchen gadgets and a few recipe demos for the Whole30.  Please visit my youtube channel for the first video.  I have created amazon links for all of the products that were featured in the video.  Hope this helps…now let’s get to cooking!

1. Vitamix

2. Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender with Blending and Whisk Attachments

3.  roaster oven

4. Ball Regular Mouth Half Pint Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12

5. OXO Stainless SteeL Garlic Press

6. Swissmar Borner V-1001 V-Slicer Plus Mandoline

7. No Cry Cut Resistant Gloves
8. Spiralizer

9.  Lemon Squeezer