How to make pesto without pine nuts

Is it possible to make pesto without pine nuts?  And why would you need to? […]

Summer Vegetable Casserole

Nearly 25 years ago, I was blessed to marry into a family that takes  food […]

Summer Ratatouille

I have discovered that I LOVE eggplant in this ratatouille!  This is major news.  Have […]

Grilled peaches with balsamic honey sauce

My mother- and father-in law are adventurous cooks who bless us with their experiments whenever […]

Partial Pecks of Pickled Peppers

We recently bought 4 quarts of fresh jalapeno peppers. We love jalepenos and my amazing […]

Heat Wave Salad, take 2

It’s too hot to cook. It feels like it’s been too hot to cook for […]

Warm Sunday evening on the front porch

Some summer evenings are just too warm for a hot meal and today was one […]

Make-it-Happen Grilled Chicken Salad

In these warm summer days, salads are sounding better and better. I didn’t want to […]

Kosher Dill Pickles!

Pickles is a subject about which I am very passionate. I’m not talking about the […]

Treasures at the Farmer’s Market: organic veggies

I love strolling through the Farmer’s Market on a sunny day, chatting with the different […]

Treasures at the Farmer’s Market: Breads

I want to write a few posts on the treasures I’m finding at our local […]

Let’s Plan a Picnic!

There’s nothing like quite like picnicking on the lawn in the park while listening to […]

Smuggling Vegetables–serious secret agent action

…or, as we refer to them….Stealth Veggies. Most moms I know are looking for ways […]

CSA Season has begun!!!

First off, I apologize that there are no pictures with this post–I took pictures of […]

Homemade Spicy Black Beans

Spicy Black Beans are a must-have accompaniment for our now-nearly-world famous Chile Verde. There are […]

Pico de Gallo

It’s time to revisit Pico de Gallo. Last week  we discussed the making of Chile […]

Chile Verde Recipe

Homemade Chile Verde rocks! I haven’t tasted anything so delicious in years and it’s all […]

Bowl of Chile Verde

Roasting Peppers

I know, I know, I’ve been promising my Chile Verde recipe for months now….and I’m […]

STILL eating vegetables in March–a CSA update

You may remember that I (Laura) signed up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program […]