Millet Skillet “Corn Bread”

Millet Skillet “Corn Bread”

There’s nothing quite like sitting down on a crisp day with a bowl full of freshly made soup or homemade chili. A few weekends ago we all gathered at my brothers house where he served a fresh chicken-vegetables soup with homemade stock. I, of course, could not resist bringing along my “millet skillet” to go […]

Roasted Summer Vegetables

Roasted Summer Vegetables

I get pretty excited when the fresh summer vegetables start pouring in from the garden. Even though the season is winding down, thanks to this hot summer, the tomatoes and squashes are still producing! Okay so maybe you don’t have a garden (although you should give it a try!) but a quick stop at your local […]

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

While I enjoy spending a long time in the kitchen preparing fancy meals, I definitely appreciate those dishes that are quick “go-to” staples, the ones I can just throw in the oven after a long day. This recipe is perfect for that. Just chop, bake, and season. So simple, yet so good!  Sweet potatoes go with […]

Zucchini “Pasta” Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lemon Dressing

Zucchini “Pasta” Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lemon Dressing

  Tis the season for summer cookouts and pot lucks.  As the warmer weather approaches, my number of outside cookout obligations increases exponentially. Of course that means being able to produce multiple tasty “summery” dishes for each occasion.  But let’s be honest, you can only eat so many potato salads, raw veggies, and fruit…aka, staple cookout foods. […]

Garlic and Herb Green Bean Saute

Garlic and Herb Green Bean Saute

Last week at the market I received a bag of green, purple, and yellow string beans in my bushel of vegetable goodies…not to mention the green bean bushes in my garden have begun to recover from the critter damage and are now producing delicious green beans!  Needless to say, it was time to make an awesome […]

Gingered Sesame Cabbage

Gingered Sesame Cabbage

  It can get boring having the same flavors and seasonings over and over again each night of the week.  For us, it tends to be some sort of Italian concoction of flavors; however, as much as we love it, having a cuisine of a different region can be quite refreshing. If you’re not accustomed […]

Sweet & Savory Root Vegetables

Sweet & Savory Root Vegetables

When I have to reign myself in from over-eating on vegetables, I know it’s a good recipe.  I’ve made this medley for a few different functions and every time it’s a hit…even among those who do not run to the vegetable platter. I typically double the recipe and use a large roasting pan so I […]

Butternut Squash Puree 2-ways

Butternut Squash Puree 2-ways

There is something magical about the leaves changing and the air turning crisp, setting the stage for fall squashes, apples, and pears to kiss every recipe with sweet goodness. It’s time yet again to kindle a love for the fall squashes.  Often as I’m purchasing an excessive number of butternut squash at the market or grocery I get […]