15 minute Taco Soup

15 minute Taco Soup

Taco Soup is one of my family’s favorite meals – and justifiably so. It’s so delicious and easy and comforting! It’s adaptable to what’s in your pantry and your taste preferences. I suppose you could say it’s the Switzerland of food. With the promise of 

Cheesy Butternut Squash Bake

Cheesy Butternut Squash Bake

Butternut Squash was made for the cheesy bake recipe that I’m sharing with you today. The saucy, slightly acidic marinara combined with the buttery, melty cheese and the sweet, nutty, earthy butternut squash is truly a heavenly combination.

One Pan Salmon Bowl with Plums and Peppers

One Pan Salmon Bowl with Plums and Peppers

If you have been paying attention a little, I’m currently on a salmon dinner kick. And really — why not salmon?! It’s so easy to prepare, very versatile and ALWAYS delicious. This salmon bowl recipe came together in under 25 minutes, used only one pan and made use of my summer garden shishito peppers, a couple of over-ripe plums and a neglected apple.

Lacquered Sheet Pan Salmon

Lacquered Sheet Pan Salmon

Even after all these years of getting family dinners on the table for my herd of 6, Sheet Pan Salmon is still consistently everyone’s favorite meal. Never any complaints, never any huffy moans and never any pseudo-polite “can I have something else” –es.

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken Fajitas

This fajita chicken and veggies sheet pan recipe is delicious over a salad or rice – even wrapped in lettuce leaves. Leftovers are even better the next day because the lemony, balsamic flavors have additional time to blend with the bold taco spices. So be sure to make extra! And a little note to my veggie lovers – be sure and try the roasted celery and radishes. They are especially delicious when roasted in this taco seasoning, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar marinade.

Green Goddess Dip (garden veggie style)

Green Goddess Dip (garden veggie style)

What exactly is Green Goddess Dip? It’s MEGA ranch! Everything you love about Ranch PLUS a little cucumber, carrot, fennel and parsley.

Green Fluff Salad

Green Fluff Salad

Green Fluff Salad – The mild pistachio + pineapple flavor and the sweetened Cool Whip with those fluffed marshmallows?? Truly delightful.

Sheet Pan Salmon with Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Sheet Pan Salmon with Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Sheet Pan Meals are some of my very most favorite recipes and this Salmon and Shaved Brussels Sprouts is at the top of my FAVES list!

Basic Bean Soup

Basic Bean Soup

That’s right – “BEAN SOUP”. Very simple by name but so very un-simple by taste. How can such a humble ingredient, like dried beans, become a crave-worthy, mouthwatering meal? Well let me share a few tips that make dried beans something you’ll want to put 

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder — really?! Y-E-S!! Here’s the thing – being both a foodie and a gardener compels me to find ways to use every bit of my garden in the kitchen. Gardening is HARD work with little reward and my greatest reward is 

Mojito Grilled Shrimp

Mojito Grilled Shrimp

Mojito Grilled Shrimp – yummy flavors of mojito with mint and lime make this grilled shrimp so delicious and perfect for grilling season!

Grilled Ginger Balsamic Flank Steak

Grilled Ginger Balsamic Flank Steak

As the temperatures begin to rise, backyard cooking/grilling and dining is a regular event in my weekly routine! One of our favorite and most frequent meals is Grilled Ginger Balsamic Flank Steak.