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Cantaloupe with Lime, Honey, and Basil

Quickly and Easily Transform Melon Into a Beautiful Summer Salad. Melons, I love all kinds, and this time of year cantaloupes are starting to really come into their own. As this one sat on my counter and ripened, it was startling how the aroma took over the whole kitchen. I kept thinking about an icy […]

Marinated Zucchini and Tomatoes on Ricotta Toast

Ricotta Toast – One of Life’s Great Pleasures! Look, I’m one of those people who will plop almost anything on a piece of good toast and think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. Seriously, that’s the way I roll. And if the toast has first been smeared with a spoonful of my […]

Quick and Easy Smoked Sausage with Harissa

Quick and Easy Smoked Sausage with Harissa

This is for Those Days When You Need to Get a Tasty Meal on the Table – Pronto. Don’t we all need recipes that deliver on all fronts, but only take about a half hour to actually make? And when I say a half hour, I mean it. I know I’m not alone in my […]

Melted Blue Cheese Sandwiches with Ham and Strawberries

There Are Sandwiches… and Then There Are SANDWICHES. If you’re anything at all like me, you’re always in the mood for a good sandwich. When I think about it, a good pb&j, tuna salad, or anything similar is okay by me. But then there are times when I take sandwiches seriously because I think a […]

Strawberry and Rhubarb Streusel Pie

It’s Definitely Spring When Rhubarb Shows Up At The Market. I had been wanting a strawberry rhubarb pie for quite awhile and when rhubarb finally showed up at my market I knew that Spring had arrived and I jumped on it. Got home and went right to work on a pie. Well, that first attempt […]

Shrimp and Black Bean Panzanella

Everything I Love in a Meal is Right Here on This Plate. My love for panzanella is no secret. It happens to be a dish that ticks all my bells and I’ve made and posted several variations. In my ever-so-humble opinion, a really good panzanella can’t be beaten. It will always be in my top […]

Baked Potato Halves with Garlic Butter

The Title of This Recipe Kind of Says It All! While I love a good baked potato, I frequently find that I don’t want to eat an entire big potato, unless I’m serving it as a main course. After making my Sweet Potatoes with Lime Chipotle Butter, in which I slice the potatoes in half […]

Blackberry Pie Galette

Slice of Blackberry Pie Gazette

In Case You’re in the Mood to Bake a Pie! When it comes to baking, I know that homemade pie crusts can be daunting. I fully understand why the ease of buying a ready made pie crust is appealing. But in my very personal opinion, there is simply no point in baking a pie if […]

Pork Pasta with Gochujang and Gochugaru

Pork Pasta with Gochujang and Gochugaru

It’s Different, Interesting, and Scrumptious, While Also Being Reassuringly Familiar. How about pasta with a meat sauce that is just different enough to be interesting, but still recognizable as a comforting ragu? That’s what I had in mind when I set out to make this meal. The majority of the ingredients are very recognizable – […]

Roasted Fennel, Zucchini, and Clementines with Tomatoes and Feta

Not Your Typical Roasted Veggie Meal. At All. Here is a pretty simple pan of roasted vegetables and clementines – 2 bulbs of fresh fennel, 1 zucchini, 1 red onion, and 3 clementines are the basic ingredients. But this ended up being so much more than that. Not that a simple tray of roasted vegetables […]