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 […]

Wild Rice Chicken Salad

I’m bringing this recipe for Wild Rice Chicken Salad out of retirement because I made […]

Chicken Wild rice Salad on Croissants

Summer Ratatouille

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

Dried Cherry and Goat Cheese appetizers

I arrived home from vacation last weekend to a broken washing machine, three weeks of […]

Warm Sunday evening on the front porch

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

Grilled Summer Sourdough Sandwiches

These sandwiches are quick, easy, and scrumptious. As with so many things I make, there […]

Curried Rice Salad: perfect for hot weather

The last week has been unpleasantly warm and muggy. I’m often reminded by my friends […]

Smuggling Vegetables–serious secret agent action

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

Homemade Spicy Black Beans

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

Ajo Pizza Appetizer

As my husband was putting the finishing touches on a great smoked sausage pizza tonight, […]

Potato Chowder

When we hold a Soup Saturday at our house, we always end up feeding a […]

Fettucini Alfredo

Everyone needs a couple of nice Company Meals. You know the type…the meal that impresses […]

Miniature egg-cheese-bacon souffles

Our local Panera is the source of one our favorite breakfast foods. We LOVE their […]

African Peanut Chicken Stew

This peanut chicken stew really hits the spot on a cold winter night.  Every time […]

Homemade Mac and Cheese

It has come to our attention that there are a lot of people for whom […]

Cranberry relish, cranberry salad, and cranberry chutney

Looking for some last minute ideas for cranberries for your Thanksgiving Dinner table? Here are […]

Jean’s Delicious Cheesy Potato Casserole

Almost 22 years ago, I met my in-laws for the very first time. Dave had […]

Garlic mashed potatoes

Garlic mashed potatoes are another traditional holiday side dish. I don’t generally freeze this (and […]

Homemade Chestnut Dressing

This weekend, I received an email from my young friend, Molly. Molly is the same […]