Spicy Sesame Salad


Hi, today it’s Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom.  I’ve got a yummy summer salad idea for you today.  Summer is all about salads at our house and many times a salad is the main attraction at dinner. Today’s salad is a yummy noodle salad with a little Asian influence.  Don’t let the spicy part fool you – it’s really not that spicy.  It has a sprinkling of red pepper flakes [Read More...]

Asian Coleslaw

A twist on an old classic- Asian Coleslaw from Lil Luna for Funner in the Summer

Help me welcome my first post for Funner in the Summer- the cute and talented Kristyn from Lil Luna.  Enjoy her yummy recipe and then head over to visit her site full of amazing ideas and recipes! Take it away Kristyn….. Hi there Thirty Handmade Days friends!! I’m so happy to be here today for Mique. She’s one of my dear friends, and I love her to pieces. She also [Read More...]

Must Try Salads That Are Perfect for Spring

Amazing round up of must try Salad Recipes for spring! | Thirty Handmade Days

If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have noticed that I’ve been pinning a lot of two things- desserts (always) and salads.  For some reason when spring hits, salads just feel right.  Now if only I could convince the rest of my family…… Here are some of the best looking salads around that I have tried or that are on my list to try: NO MEAT SALADS Mediterranean Chopped [Read More...]

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

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We’ve enjoyed a few sunny and warmer days here in the Northwest.  Now warmer for us is 60 degrees. I know that isn’t as warm as some places but I know it is warmer than others!  A little sunshine and warmer temperatures always puts me in the mood for a good salad for dinner. Today’s salad is a recipe I got from my sister in law.  It has been in [Read More...]

Mom’s Taco Salad

Mom's Taco Salad- simple but delicious salad that's perfect for dinner www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

I’ve seen variations of this taco salad floating around and recently I was just craving it. My Mom made this version for us growing up and I loved it. I called her to make sure that I remembered the ingredients correctly. Everyone in my family approved even though they normally don’t love salads as the main dish for dinner. Winner! Print Mom’s Taco Salad Ingredientsapprox 8 c. of romaine or [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Recipes: Tortellini Sausage Soup

Delicious Slow Cooker Tortellini Sausage Soup - perfect meal for a chilly day www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

A year or so ago I got this recipe from my cute, sassy friend Becca from Blue Cricket Designs.  I wasn’t sure how my family would take to it because it’s a) soup (I loooove soup but my boys? Not so much) and b) tortellini and sausage…. I just didn’t know if it would fly.  On one particular cold, rainy day I decided it was worth a shot.  They LOVED [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

I just finished compiling all the recipes that have been shared on 30days! Check out the new Recipe Index. So exciting!!  Today I’m adding another good one to this list- Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup.  There are several recipes for slow cooker baked potato soup but I combined a few and loved the result.  Creamy, hearty and delicious.  Of course this recipe wouldn’t be nearly as good without the garnishes- [Read More...]

Italian Turkey Soup

Italian Turkey Soup

In anticipation of the turkey leftovers you may be dealing with on Friday and the lack of desire to cook you will probably have, I thought I’d share one of my favorite easy ways to use up leftover turkey – Italian Turkey Soup! I have also made this soup with chicken and it is just as delicious but since you may be dealing with an over abundance of turkey on [Read More...]

Birchermuesli (Swiss Fruit Salad)


The Olympics start this week (do you have your Opening Ceremony Bingo Cards printed yet?)!!! I’m super excited.  Are you?  In anticipation of the the games, I’m making meals from countries around the world.  My mother-in-law is from Switzerland- known for it’s chocolate and cheese.  And Swatch watches.  But I digress…..one of the recipes our family loves is her Birchermuesli.  It’s a Swiss take on fruit salad.  If you are [Read More...]

Summer Recipe: Southwestern Rice & Bean Salad

Summer Recipe

Heather Carson is here to share a yummy summer recipe.  One that I can’t wait to try! She’s is so super talented- pretty much does it all.  Check out some of her past posts from Funner in the Summer.  Thanks for taking the time to share one of your favorites with us today Heather!   I love 30 Handmade Days! I am so happy to be sharing a post for the [Read More...]