Oven Roasted Ratatouille

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Enjoy the flavors of summer eggplant and squash in this easy oven-roasted ratatouille.   I’m a lifelong francophile. I’ve loved French culture since I was about five years old. I studied French literature in college, just because really, since there are few “practical” reasons for majoring in French literature. I had the amazing opportunity — […]

Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup

Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup - Prepare for fall and a busy school year by mixing up a pot of this delicious homemade soup, chocked full of vegetables, beef, and barley. It

Prepare for fall and a busy school year by mixing up a pot of this delicious homemade soup, chocked full of vegetables, beef, and barley. It’ll do your body good. Disclosure: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising […]

White Bean Salad

White Bean Salad - Enjoy this filling, yet easy and refreshing bean salad this summer.

Enjoy this filling, yet easy and refreshing bean salad this summer. Bean salads are a perfect addition to summer suppers. Not only are they typically served chilled or at room temperature helping you avoid a hot kitchen, but they are super filling so that you know folks won’t be hungry ten minutes after supper’s concluded. […]

Easy Roast Potatoes

Easy Roast Potatoes

Want an easy potato side dish? This is it. These uber-scrumptious potatoes are so easy to make, I’m not really going to spend a ton of time telling you about them. They are similar to my Simple Dill Potatoes – only SURPRISE! No dill. The main differences are that I used itty bitty gold potatoes and copious […]

Easy Ways to Season Vegetables | Recipe: Lemon Broccoli and Peas

Easy Ways to Season Vegetables - Seasoning vegetables doesn

Seasoning vegetables doesn’t have to be rocket science, but can be the difference between okay side dishes and fabulous feasts. Lately, I’ve been trying to simplify in the kitchen. I want to focus on flavors and freshness. This is summer, after all, when fresh produce is easy to come back and pretty tasty to boot. […]

Egg Plus Salad Sandwiches

Egg Plus Salad Sandwiches - Go beyond the egg salad sandwich with this egg + salad sandwich. Hard cooked eggs, vinaigrette, and abundant veggies make a delicious and economical meal for Sandwich Night.

Go beyond the egg salad sandwich with this egg + salad sandwich. Hard cooked eggs, vinaigrette, and abundant veggies make a delicious and economical meal for Sandwich Night. In this season of my life, that is this hockey season of my life, we’ve condensed some big activity into just a few days. I’m so thankful […]

Quick Meat Sauce for Pasta

Quick Meat Sauce for Pasta - Stir up a pot of this quick meat sauce that is perfect on spaghetti or other pasta. Quick to prepare and freezer-friendly, it

Stir up a pot of this quick meat sauce that is perfect on spaghetti or other pasta. Quick to prepare and freezer-friendly, it’s a great addition to your meal rotation. Pasta is a regular go-to meal at our house, particularly when all other meal plans fly out the window. I almost always have a couple […]

Velvety Vegetable Soup

Velvety Vegetable Soup - Homemade blended soups can be a delicious and economical way to get enough vegetables in your diet. They are also a great way to use up leftover vegetables.

Homemade blended soups can be a delicious and economical way to get enough vegetables in your diet. They are also a great way to use up leftover vegetables. Disclosure: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price […]

Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew - Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It

Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It’s also so easy to make, you’ll wonder why anyone would think to ruin it in a can. Beef stew is one of my comfort foods. Prepped in the morning to simmer all day in the slow cooker, it’s a luscious melange of beef, vegetables, herbs, and broth. […]

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice -  Got leftover cooked chicken and rice? Then you

Got leftover cooked chicken and rice? Then you’ve got the makings of a great meal. Since my youngest daughter was officially diagnosed (through extensive testing) with a peanut and walnut allergy, our Chinese takeout experiences have dwindled. To nothing. It’s probably a good thing. I never read the ingredients list for a Panda Feast, but […]