Panzanella for Two (non-traditional)

Serves 2 Tip: I almost always have homemade basic vinaigrette on hand in the refrigerator. I did when I made this hearty salad, but wanted the red wine vinegar kicked up just a little. I simply added that ingredient to my prepared vinaigrette making this recipe come together even more quickly. Simplify, simplify, simplify. :)... Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Hash

Serves 2 Adapted from butcherbox.com Tip: We eat very little beef, but happened to have a couple of steaks in the freezer. It was a little cool to fire up the charcoal grill, so I searched for an indoor preparation. Pan-seared it was...with sweet potato hash. Whether you cook steaks, another meat option or choose... Continue Reading →

Pineapple Salsa

      Tip: This recipe uses 3/4 of a whole fresh pineapple, possibly less if it's particularly large. Of course, the remaining fruit can be enjoyed on it's own, but if you haven't tried grilling pineapple, please do! It's delicious grilled (or roasted in a hot oven) with chunks of bell pepper, red onion,... Continue Reading →

Quick and Quicker Pickles

Tip: I'll admit I've not canned or preserved food, other than freezing. I don't take a lot of big risks. Pressure cookers scare me. Botulism scares me! 😀  Quick pickling doesn't scare me; in fact, it's a fun and simple way to use ingredients you may already have and the zesty results are scrumptious. Look... Continue Reading →

RECIPE LOG by category (click on link to go directly to that recipe)

Appetizers Italian Stuffed Zucchini Cups 27-Nov-2018 Smooth & Creamy Garlic Hummus with S&P Pita Chips 17-Oct-2018 Frico Crisps 15-Sep-2018 Soups/Salads Panzanella for Two (non-traditional) 22-May-2020 Brussels Sprouts Salad w/Caesar Dressing 1-May-2020 French Green Bean & Fennel Salad w Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette 22-Jan-2019 Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios 11-Jan-2019 Winter Slaw with Cilantro-Lime Dressing 28-Oct-2018... Continue Reading →

Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios

4-6 servings Tip: Brighten your winter with citrus. We typically enjoy oranges, clementines, tangerines, mandarins or grapefruit for breakfast or snacking, but consider other ways to get this great source of vitamin C into your diet. This recipe is just one possibility (think salsa, smoothies, dessert, citrus zest in pasta). Observe the great citrus options... Continue Reading →

Baked Cranberry-Walnut Relish

12-16 servings (as a complement to an entrée) Tip: This is a crunchy, sweet-tart relish that is enjoyable with roast pork, chicken, or savory vegetarian dishes, as well as with your Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. It keeps very well covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks (if you can leave it alone for... Continue Reading →

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