Quinoa Buckwheat Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers and Fresh Mozarella

This salad is the love child of tabbouleh and caprese salad.  All of the greatness comes together for a rockin’ salad that is as healthy as it is delicious and will have you going back for seconds and thirds. My friend Amy was in town and in my evil plans to monopolize her whole day, […]

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Rutabaga Puree

I tried rutabaga for the first time recently.  I was smitten with it.  Cruciferous vegetables have now taken a place in my heart–a rightful place.  I’ve been so biased against them for so long. To accompany Swedish Meatballs, I made this Rutabaga Puree.  It’s silky and smooth.  And rich.  I did have to sample it, […]

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Butternut Squash Bake with Cranberries and Apples

Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Apple Bake

This Butternut Squash Bake with Cranberries and Apples wants to be the star of your Thanksgiving or holiday table. Loaded with seasonal flavors, it’s sure to be a hit with one and all. Awhile back I was part of a cooking club that met monthly. It was such a fun group and everyone always went all […]

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BBQ Baked Beans

This is another recipe I’ve been meaning to post for a very long time–like since last July. But I have a good reason why. She’s almost 9 months old. :) Baked beans are one of my favorite BBQ foods. There are a lot of people in my family who know how to make good baked […]

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Pan-Fried Potato Slices

Pan Fried Potato Slices original recipe Ingredients: 4-6 whole potatoes, unpeeled (we always use Yukon Golds) 1/4 cup canola oil (or if you are naughty….bacon fat) salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: Boil the whole potatoes until easily pierced with the tip of a knife. Drain. Slice the potatoes into 1/4″ slices. Heat the oil […]

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