Plum + Apple Chicken and Rice

Plum + Apple Chicken and Rice

Time to bring a little bit of Fall into our menu! This recipe uses some sweet and tart apples & plums to bring seasonal (and delicious) flair to dinnertime!

The BEST Party Dip

The BEST Party Dip

The BEST Party Dip! Who doesn’t need an easy and awesome dip recipe for your snack and graze boards? This recipe is hands down my favorite cheesy dip – and at first bite, you’ll fall in love with it too!

5-ingredient Marinated Olives

5-ingredient Marinated Olives

I love olives – all types : green, black, purple – brined or packed in oil – pitted or with pits. I love them. I love them so much that I wanted to make them the star of my graze board rather than an accessory quietly tucked into a corner. That’s where these ‘Easy Extra’ recipe comes in to play!

Fresh 7-Herb Pesto

Fresh 7-Herb Pesto

According to the calendar, we’re nearing the end of summer – and my veggie garden knows it. Tomatoes have almost disappeared, squash left me weeks ago, eggplant is out of production and I’ve used up all my carrots, radishes and onions. But my chard and 

Sun-Dried Tomato + Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

Sun-Dried Tomato + Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

There’s something about the combination of feta and sun-dried tomatoes that makes this simple stuffed mushroom recipe so very delicious. And that white wine + cream? As it bakes, the flavors of the dip and parmesan and mushrooms spin around and create the most glorious, creamy sauce.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus – homemade roasted red peppers, canned garbanzo beans and a few tips promise to make the creamiest, most delicious hummus you’ve ever tasted!

Mid-Summer Garden Roasted Salsa

Mid-Summer Garden Roasted Salsa

This is the salsa that satisfies my gardening spirit and my tastebuds! The subtle flavors of mint and parsley add an unexpected but strangely logical flavor to this salsa – kindly identifying themselves as mid-summer garden troopers. All the while, the roasted, caramelized veggies and the heat from those few hot peppers bring comfort to my deep cravings for salsa.

Brown Sugar Glazed Sheet Pan Carrots

Brown Sugar Glazed Sheet Pan Carrots

Sweet and tender, with a whisper of heat from the chiles and flavor support from the sweet onions and earthy fresh herbs. Ahhh – all the flavors that make summer gardens worth the trouble!

Simple Creamy Potato Casserole

Simple Creamy Potato Casserole

A cold January weekday is the perfect day for this recipe! It assembles in under 10 minutes (including the time it takes to walk out to the deep freezer in the garage) and is so, so yummy.

Honey-Lime Pork Stew

Honey-Lime Pork Stew

I’m on a roll lately with quick tasty meals. Trust me it’s a well-earned theme. Three teenage boys — all in sports, one newly driving. A building project newly completed and bunnies and hubby and sister girl — and three dogs with a bout of 

Super Simple ((One Pan)) Oven Roasted Whole Chicken + Rice

Super Simple ((One Pan)) Oven Roasted Whole Chicken + Rice

Moist, flavorful chicken, perfectly steamed rice AND even some actual veggies tucked in for good measure. Even better than a simple, delicious dinner?? No complaints – no whining, just smiles and slurps. VICTORY.

Turkey Taco Soup — the PERFECT place to put all those leftovers!

Turkey Taco Soup — the PERFECT place to put all those leftovers!

Well, Thanksgiving 2018 is in the books — can yo believe it?! I’ve been rather quiet on my blog while giving attention to running my growing small business.