Now, It’s Time for Pumpkin! 5 Favorite Desserts

Pumpkin time is officially here! Check out these delicious pumpkin recipes to bake someone happy this fall. I held off on the pumpkin post for as long as I could. I think I saw the first ad for pumpkin pie sometime in mid-August. While I absolutely love pumpkin pie, I just wasn’t ready for it. […]

Creamy Coleslaw That Won’t Go Soggy

Creamy Coleslaw - Forget that stop at the deli salad counter! Mix up this easy and delicious slaw from good cheap ingredients.

Forget that stop at the deli salad counter! Mix up this easy and delicious slaw from good cheap ingredients. Salads and sandwiches make up some of my favorite foods on the planet. It used to be I would make my mom take me to the deli to pick up all the fixings — back in the […]

Spiced Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - Bake yourself happy with this spiced zucchini cake topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting.

Bake yourself happy with this spiced zucchini cake topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. When it rains zucchini, it pours. At least in my neck of the woods. And when it does, I have two lines of defense: Ratatouille (to appease FishChick7) and baked goods (for the rest of the family). We have some […]

Avocado Salsa Sandwich

Avocado Salsa Sandwich - Layer buttery avocado with salsa ingredients on toasted bread for a sandwich that

Layer buttery avocado with salsa ingredients on toasted bread for a sandwich that’s light, yet packed with flavor. It’s perfect for Meatless Monday. Years ago in France I had lunch at my friends Julie and Jean-Phillipe’s home. Julie served a halved avocado filled with vinaigrette for the first course. Yum! I thought, but I felt […]

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

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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 […]