Pesto Turkey Panini – Perfect for Potlucks!

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Pesto Turkey Panini are super fun sandwiches to make. They’re uber-comforting, freezer-friendly, AND even great for potlucks! Grab the recipe and get pressing these gooey, cheesy, delicious, pesto-infused sandwiches. My husband works at a state university. His department often enlists the aid of student workers, and Paulette, a sweet lady in the department often works […]

Vegetable Bolognese with Eggplant, Peppers, and Zucchini

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This is an easy stovetop Vegetable Bolognese that is full of meat, eggplant, zucchini, and peppers. It’s delicious in a number of dishes and freezes well. A flavorful meat sauce that’s packed with veggies is one of my favorite meals to serve. Since the vegetables are already present in abundance, I don’t really need to worry […]

Mediterranean Chicken Bowl

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Enjoy an easy lunch with this Mediterranean Chicken Bowl. It’s packed with flavor and late summer produce. And it’s super-packable. As you might know by now, Bowl Meals are some of my favorites. You don’t need to stand on ceremony with a bowl meal; you just dig in. No fancy accoutrements necessary. Bowl Meals are […]

The Veggie Pesto Sandwich That’s Perfect for Packing

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Looking for lots of flavor at lunchtime? This Veggie Pesto Sandwich packs a punch, all while being meatless, portable, and budget-friendly. My friend Alison is so great at discovering new flavor combinations. I love it when we’re at potlucks together because I get all kinds of great ideas. This sandwich is one of them. Alison […]

Pesto Bruschetta to Brighten Your Summer Nights

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Enjoy all the bright flavors of summer in this easy-to-prep Pesto Bruschetta. An ideal appetizer, it also makes a great light lunch. We spent late spring/early summer traipsing through Great Britain. We had a really nice time. It seems that I rarely take time off unless we go overseas. I’m thinking that we need to […]

Chef’s Salad with a Garlicky Anchovy Vinaigrette

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Chef's Salad Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

A typical chef’s salad boasts hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, and meat on a bed of dressed greens. This garlicky anchovy vinaigrette adds some punch to the mix. Salads are some of my favorite healthier meals. They give you the opportunity to “eat the rainbow”, save money, use up little bits of leftover meat and […]

Picnic Sandwich Recipe

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Enjoy eating in the great outdoors with this easy, make-ahead picnic sandwich. Meatless and packed with lots of fresh veggies, it’ll do your summer good. This summer has turned me a little nostalgic for old favorite recipes. I dig out old notebooks, marveling at my twenty-something handwriting as well as remembering my naivete at that […]

Grilled Dijon Basil Chicken

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This Grilled Dijon Basil Chicken recipe screams of summer. Use fresh summer basil and cook it outdoors for a taste that can’t be beat. Despite the gray May we’ve been experiencing, I’ve busted out the grill quite a bit this month. Grilling is so easy and quick — and leaves my kitchen just a little […]

Italian Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

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Freshen up this season with dinner salads. Try this Italian Salad loaded with vegetables and topped with crispy prosciutto. Vegetables are the name of the game, people. Nutritionists can argue all the live long day about paleo v. vegan v. whole grains, but one thing everyone agrees on is vegetables. We should all eat more […]

Herbed Mayonnaise

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Herbed Mayonnaise is a delightful addition to sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and to use as a sauce for artichokes. It’s simple to make, and absolutely delicious. As I strive to make my family delicious, healthy food, I realize that we don’t need recipes with twenty ingredients. We don’t need a lot of fancy kitchen equipment. We […]