Tuscan Kale Salad

Packed with fall flavor, this Tuscan Kale Salad combines finely cut kale, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, Parmesan and a homemade vinaigrette.  Packed with fall flavor, this Tuscan Kale Salad combines finely cut kale, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, Parmesan and a homemade vinaigrette. 

Kale is a great fall-into-winter green. Hardy and nutritious, it has survived all the way to Christmas in my Wisconsin garden. Alas it can be a challenge to prepare—unless you have a great recipe like this Tuscan Kale Salad!  Read more


One Pot Cheesy Rice & Lentils

Hearty and flavored with herbs, cheesy rice & lentils can work as a simple main dish or tasty side.  Keep both vegetarians & carnivores happy!  Hearty and flavored with herbs, cheesy rice & lentils can work as a simple main dish or tasty side.  Keep both vegetarians & carnivores happy! 

Cheesy Rice & Lentils and I go way back. Like decades (shhh). The original was called Herbed Lentils and Rice and I don’t even remember when or where I got the recipe. I have it on paper if that’s any clue!

Yes this was the dish that regularly accompanied me to my early CSA parties–before my repertoire expanded. Then it slipped on to the back burner.  Read more


Apple Turnover with Puff Pastry

With flakey puff pastry & sweet apple filling, an apple turnover is a classic fall dessert, snack or breakfast treat! And it’s easy to make! 

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #FallFlavors Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of these recipes. All opinions are mine.

With flakey puff pastry & sweet apple filling, an apple turnover is a classic fall dessert, snack or breakfast treat! And it’s easy to make!

One of my favorite fall treats is the apple turnover! I love biting through the flakey crust into the sweet cinnamon-y filling!  

Of course I’d always figured that making turnovers would be a lot of work.  But I decided to test them anyway since I was looking for new recipes for #FallFlavors week. Happily, I was wrong about the work!  Read more


No Marinade Lamb Kabobs

No Marinade Lamb Kabobs combine juicy lamb, ripe peppers, tomatoes, onions and tahini sauce for a tasty, healthy dinner! 

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #FallFlavors Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of these recipes. All opinions are mine.

No Marinade Lamb Kabobs combine juicy lamb, ripe peppers, tomatoes, onions and tahini sauce for a tasty, healthy dinner! 

It was a glorious moment, years ago, when I realized that you don’t need to pre-marinade shish kabobs. If you use good quality ingredients, drizzling with oil and herbs before grilling is all you need to do.

Not that my life is erratic or unpredictable… Read more


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