Broccoli topped with basil, fresh mozzarella, Parmesan and cherry tomatoes, Broccoli Cheese Casserole is perfect as a healthy side or main dish.

May 18, 2017

Broccoli Cheese Casserole (Gratinata)

What do you do when you like a recipe so much that you can’t get enough of it?  You turn it into something new–so you can eat it even more often!  Like this Broccoli Cheese Casserole (Gratinata).   My sister-in-law made the original Green Bean Gratinata with Cherry Tomatoes (based on a recipe from Lidia Bastianich) every year for Thanksgiving dinner, where it … Continue reading

When life gets intense, thank goodness for recipes that are easy, tasty and healthy like this Chili Lime Roasted Cauliflower!

Apr 9, 2017

Chili Lime Roasted Cauliflower

Life, lately, has been intense.  I find myself saying things like two steps forward, one step back… almost every day! Thank goodness for recipes like Chili Lime Roasted Cauliflower that are super easy.  And of course, tasty and nutritious!   In the past week, my husband has driven my car out of state (so our college daughter has reliable transportation to … Continue reading

Herb Buttered Corn on the Cob from above

Aug 25, 2016

Herb Buttered Corn on the Cob

Whenever you think you’ve seen everything, something pops up to surprise you! Isn’t that fun!  But I never expected to discover tasty Herb Buttered Corn on the Cob on a trip to the American Cheese Society conference.  The ACS conference was held in Des Moines this year, and was (or course) full of amazing cheeses.  Topped off with great charcuterie … Continue reading

Parfait USA trio

Jun 26, 2016

Blueberry Strawberry Parfait USA

The 4th of July holiday is a time for fun and celebration!  This year I am trying to be health conscious as well and wanted to make a dessert that was healthier–but still keep all the fun!  What better seasonal food to use for this day of red, white and blue than berries!   So I layered strawberries, blueberries and a … Continue reading

Asparagus & Mushrooms, Served

Jun 5, 2016

Asparagus & Mushrooms with Thyme

Do you love asparagus as much as I do?  Someday I hope to have my own asparagus patch!  How fun would it be to watch the sweet thin spears emerge in the spring!  Asparagus gardeners, feel free to leave me tips!  Asparagus and Mushrooms is a dish that my mother has made for years. But not in my childhood, when … Continue reading

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

May 22, 2016

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Can the weather have multiple personality disorder?  We had frost last week, shorts weather over the weekend and next week will plunge back to highs of 50-something. I am going to stop trying to plan planning and just keep Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles in the freezer!   But summer will come—and I’m determined to take full advantage!                 … Continue reading

Strawberry Blueberry Galette a la mode

May 15, 2016

Strawberry Blueberry Galette

I am particular about my fruit pies. The fruit must be tender, the flavor, sweet-tart.  But especially important is the ratio of fruit to crust.  I expect the two to meld like a symphony, the low notes of the crust complimenting but not overtaking the melody of the fruit.  And I call my kids picky!    This Strawberry Blueberry Galette hits the … Continue reading

Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas

Apr 10, 2016

Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas

A freezer full of salmon.  A big jar of miso.  Life is good. So I guess it was inevitable that they would one day come together–as Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas.  Recently, I discovered a recipe for one pan roasted roots & sausage–and a light bulb went on.  I should make more one dish meals!  So the salmon and … Continue reading

Bite of Roasted Frozen Broccoli in Tahini Sauce

Mar 6, 2016

Roasted Frozen Broccoli in Tahini Sauce

Farm to table vegetables are all the rage! Who wouldn’t be happy to eat tender-crisp fresh vegetables everyday!  But frozen vegetables have a lot going for them, especially when served up in a tasty dish like Roasted Frozen Broccoli in Tahini Sauce.   I love the growing season with it’s unblemished produce and varied choices.  But for many of us, winter … Continue reading

Roasted Roots and Sausage Dinner

Feb 21, 2016

One Pan Roasted Roots & Sausage

This recipe, for One Pan Roasted Roots & Sausage, is based on one from a recent Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  I like the fact that they get it.  It’s winter so we need comfort food… and it needs to be easy and (don’t forget) nutritious.  If it also uses up leftover CSA veggies, I am so in.    

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