Asparagus. As a kid I never liked asparagus. Maybe because they were mushy (canned)? I’ve never been a fan of cooked-to-death veggies. I love a crunch. So I’m good with them cooked as little as possible (unlike meat – right or wrong, I go in the opposite direction there – I like meat cooked)! Never in my life have I eaten as much asparagus as I did this year…Continue reading “2022: The Year of Abundant Asparagus!”
A Quick & Light Salad = Perfect Lunch!
This salad happened by mistake one day while I was baking – I had an orange that had been zested, so I needed to use it. I was also hungry, ha ha… So, I was thinking how to incorporate the orange into my lunch. This was perfect. Fresh, delicate, with a bit of crunch – the vinaigrette was OUTSTANDING!Continue reading “A Quick & Light Salad = Perfect Lunch!”
A Lunchtime Hummus Delight!
Day after day we think about what to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day, over and over again. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut eating the same foods, or eating something that isn’t all that exciting. That’s when it’s nice to change things up and try something different. This comes together so quickly, with just a few ingredients, and it couldn’t be better (or more refreshing)!Continue reading “A Lunchtime Hummus Delight!”
Creamy Chicken Pasta Recipe by Suzy Karadsheh!
Fall is in the air! With the change in weather comes a change in light – it goes quickly during the day – so we have to eat dinner earlier and earlier to be able to capture a good food shot, haha. #thanksfred This recipe comes together quickly and is out of this world delicious! If there are just two of you, this heats up well the next day!Continue reading “Creamy Chicken Pasta Recipe by Suzy Karadsheh!”
Pumpkin Seeds – The Best Part of Halloween!
Trick or Treating, dressing up in fun costumes, going to Halloween parties, eating candy, even carving the pumpkin are probably most people’s favorite Halloween memories. Mine has always been the pumpkin seeds, well, at least as I got older! If you’ve got a pumpkin and you’re going to carve it – take a few minutes and roast those seeds and be in for a treat of a lifetime!Continue reading “Pumpkin Seeds – The Best Part of Halloween!”
Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe by Epicurious!
This Sheet pan dinner recipe of Sausage, Kale & Potatoes is heavenly. For many reasons: It’s quick, it’s healthier than other options and it makes THE BEST leftovers ever (photo above is leftovers heated on a sheet pan until hot). I just sliced the sausage so it would heat quickly. #delishContinue reading “Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe by Epicurious!”
The Best Avocado Toast – So easy to make!
Avocado toast. It’s so delightful. It has such a nice creamy texture, and what you add to it can only enhance it’s fabulous taste. It’s best on “good bread” something a little hearty. Avocado toast can get pricey in restaurants, but did you know – it’s super easy to make! Done in just a few minutes…Continue reading “The Best Avocado Toast – So easy to make!”
Monterey Chicken *Recipe* – SO good!
Do you ever get in a rut with recipes? We do. It seems like I’ll make the same dinners over and over for a while because they sound good, taste good, etc. However, it’s SO NICE to branch out and find something different on occasion. This recipe is healthy, came together quickly and I made a nice side to go with it. We ate it for two nights. (#winwin)Continue reading “Monterey Chicken *Recipe* – SO good!”
Favorite Things: Jeni’s Ice Cream!
I have seen Jeni’s Ice Cream at grocery stores, and remember driving by a Jeni’s in Charleston, SC (always with a long line of customers), but I never tried it. After talking with a neighbor (ALMD, you are responsible for this, ha ha) – and after recuperating after a cold, where nothing seems to taste good – Jeni’s sounded fabulous!Continue reading “Favorite Things: Jeni’s Ice Cream!”
Baked Eggplant Parmesan – So delish!
I have an Eggplant Parmesan recipe that my mom made (recipe from a Detroit cookbook) – a winner, but I wanted to try a version without frying the eggplant. I found one – everything about this dish was so good, and made a full 9×13″ pan. The dish was hearty, so I made a cucumbers/Greek yogurt side dish – an all time summer favorite.Continue reading “Baked Eggplant Parmesan – So delish!”
QUICK Dinner Idea (Involves a Taco Kit)!
Sometimes we need a break in the kitchen – it doesn’t happen often, but once in a while we make something good, but fast to prepare – this is beyond fabulous! So many options of what to add to it, and I have a trick I learned long ago about heating taco shells…Continue reading “QUICK Dinner Idea (Involves a Taco Kit)!”
Hot Tip! Vitamix E320 Blender bundle on sale NOW!
Vitamix. A well trusted brand loved by so many. It’s amazing that you can make nut butter, soup (yes, hot soup!) or ice cream! I haven’t tried ice cream, I have tried soup and nut butter (amazing) – we mainly use ours for smoothies – a quick way to get your fruits and veggies in!Continue reading “Hot Tip! Vitamix E320 Blender bundle on sale NOW!”
A Green Smoothie – that doesn’t taste green!
Green smoothies. Many are very (very) green tasting, some are very acidic, I just haven’t found one I love, until now… I took the green smoothie recipe from Vitamix and changed it a bit. It came out delightful (and packed with goodness)! With just a few ingredients and the flip of a switch, breakfast is served!Continue reading “A Green Smoothie – that doesn’t taste green!”
Mozz/Tomato/Basil Salad on the Menu – Happy Weekend!
Well, hello! Happy Saturday – hope you have wonderful plans (which can mean no plans, hehe) for the weekend. I love these colorful frogs – they always seem so happy jumping around. It seems like Fred is always saving frogs from the pool. Scoop them out and they jump right back in 🙄.Continue reading “Mozz/Tomato/Basil Salad on the Menu – Happy Weekend!”
Planning Ahead: Best Taco I Ever Tasted!
Back when the weather was cold, we thought a pot roast, baked low and slow and filled with veggies – sounded divine. All the pot roasts were large (for 2 people). We don’t eat red meat often, so I devised a well thought out plan – this was an overwhelming success! Here’s my plan of action…Continue reading “Planning Ahead: Best Taco I Ever Tasted!”