Month: January 2016

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Parsnips

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Parsnips

I love roasted sweet potatoes and parsnips!  Olive oil, sea salt, and a delightfully smooth and complex flavor and texture inside that you can only get from roasting.  Yum!!!  Roasting vegetables is a wonderful way to prepare and enjoy them.  It was only a year […]

Chicken Lo Mein with Vegetables

Chicken Lo Mein with Vegetables

We decided to shake things up with dinner last night and try something new.  Chicken Lo Mein with Vegetables is a cross between a chicken stir-fry and Ramen noodles. I took several fresh vegetables that I had, including cabbage, broccoli, turnips, mushrooms, and celery, and […]

Toad in a Hole Egg Breakfast

Toad in a Hole Egg Breakfast

Toad in a Hole is an egg breakfast dish that my grandpa (aka Grampy) made for me when I was  little girl.  It is simple, quick, nutritious and can be made in less than 5 minutes.  Now that’s my kind of breakfast! 

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are some of my FAVORITE cookies to make!  Even though they are a planned indulgence, I somehow feel that by adding the oatmeal they at least have a semblance of healthiness to them!  With it being snowed in back East, I […]

Pizza from Scratch

Pizza from Scratch

Homemade pizza from scratch.  Honestly, once you’ve had it, nothing else really compares.  Tonight’s dinner was surrounded by the sounds of “Mmm” and “Oh” and “This is so good!” and “That sauce is amazing!”  It was so prevalent that I almost started laughing at the […]

Chicken Taco Salad Supreme

Chicken Taco Salad Supreme

Our family LOVES taco salad!!!  We make many different variations which I’ll touch on briefly in this post.  This is our “go to” dinner several weeks of the month.  It is healthy, filling, fast, and we can adapt it depending upon what ingredients we have […]

Amazon Affiliates:  Money or Bust!

Amazon Affiliates: Money or Bust!

Amazon Affiliates can be a great way to generate income from your blog or website.  That said, I have a few lessons learned that I wanted to share with you with the hope that you can avoid the same pitfalls before jumping in to monetizing […]

Peach and Boysenberry Crisp

Peach and Boysenberry Crisp

Peach Crisp brings back visions of camping, dutch oven cooking, and treasured memories. We have a large garden and every spring we get buckets of fresh, organic boysenberries. We also have a peach tree which produces an abundance of fruit. The peaches are sweet to […]

Pasta and Roasted Vegetables with Creamy Kale Sauce

Pasta and Roasted Vegetables with Creamy Kale Sauce

Tonight’s Pasta & Roasted Vegetables with a Creamy Kale Sauce dish was totally inspired by the in-season, local, organic vegetables that I had on hand. I got a huge bunch of organic Lacinato Kale from the farm and wanted to use it tonight for dinner.

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Old fashioned apple crisp. Is there anything better? This reminds me of crisp autumn evenings, playing games at the table, and spending time as a family. Apple crisp is warm, sweet, and brings back a deluge of memories. My favorite kind of apple crisp is […]

Making Lemonade – Lessons Learned

Making Lemonade – Lessons Learned

We’ve all heard the old adage, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” It’s different when you need to make some of your own. Have you ever had one of those days when you seemed to be dealing with lemons from the moment you woke […]

Gourmet Italian Garden Salad

Gourmet Italian Garden Salad

This evening I decided to make a gourmet Italian garden salad. Freshly harvested organic butter lettuce hearts, watermelon radishes, endive, red cabbage, carrots, red leaf lettuce, and romaine combine together for a delightfully complex taste and texture.