Seven of My Favorite Pasta Recipes

We love pasta.  Who doesn’t?  Over the years I’ve made lots and lots of pasta dishes and they’re so good, so satisfying, that I thought I’d revisit some of them here. Seven Of My Favorite Pasta Recipes Ravioli with a Quick Tomato Sauce, Spinach and Mushrooms   Linguine with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes Penne with… [Continue Reading]


Chopped Summer Salad

Who doesn’t love a chopped salad? And with the surprising sweetness of watermelon thrown in, this was perfect!  Made a ton and it kept very well for a couple of days. Chopped Summer Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing 1 small seedless watermelon, peeled and chopped small 4 avocados, peeled, seeded, chopped small 1 2 lb.… [Continue Reading]


Ten Great Summer Vegetable Recipes

What the heck  are you going to do with all that (insert summer vegetable abundant harvest here)? You know how it goes…   It’s the season of abundance – Summer Vegetables are all over the place and you are running out of ideas on what to do with them.  Well, I went through a bunch… [Continue Reading]

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Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad

Wow.  Yum.  Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Peas, Dill, and Feta in a Lemony Vinaigrette. So, Haley has really been coming into her own when it comes to cooking. We were discussing this dish and what we would do with it – and I was pretty set on blanching the broccoli.  She decided that… [Continue Reading]


Nine Cole Slaw Recipes

Nothing says summer like Slaw, right?  Here are some of my favorite summer dishes, nine of the best cole slaw recipes you’ve ever had! Slaw with Grapefruit Dressing Spicy Mango Slaw Mango Cabbage Slaw Tuna Sandwich, Coleslaw and Potato Salad with a Greek Twist Kohlrabi Apple Slaw   Simple Pleasures Slaw The Slaw for Fish… [Continue Reading]


Mushroom Balsamic Cream Sauce

Oh. My. Word. Fettuccine and peas in a mushroom balsamic cream sauce. TKO. Two pounds fettuccine 6 tablespoons butter, divided 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 5 huge cloves of garlic, minced big pinch of red pepper flake 2 pints of sliced, baby portabella mushrooms 1 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 bag frozen peas –… [Continue Reading]


Cucumbers – Five of the Best Ways to Use Them

 I love cucumbers! And summer time means that we are overrun with them!  Yum.  Here are five of my favorite cucumber recipes for you to enjoy the summer bounty. Cucumber Salsa Salsa is so versatile!  And adding cucumber is absolutely a great way to cool things down.  Put this on chips, use it as dressing,… [Continue Reading]


Cucumber Radish Salad

There’s something about garlic and yogurt together.  It’s just one of my favorite flavor combinations.  Seriously.  They combine and complement all the ingredients in this cooling cucumber radish salad This salad combines all the right notes, crunchy, creamy, salty, tangy.  Really yummy. 2 English Cucumbers sliced super thin a bunch of radishes (15-20) sliced super… [Continue Reading]

Cucumber Radish Salad (3 of 4)

Eight of My Favorite Summer Salads

It’s hot outside! In an effort to keep my temperature down, I’m looking for salads for dinner.  It occurred to me, that I’ve created quite a few, so I thought I’d revisit some of them myself and then I had the idea to share them with you – I mean, I can’t expect everyone to… [Continue Reading]


Roasted Potato, Cucumber and Parsley Pasta Salad

Bear with me folks. You’re just going to have to trust me on this one.  Until you try it for yourself, that is. I opened the fridge today to see what was available and surprise!  There wasn’t much.  We had cucumbers, potatoes, and celery that needed to be used – so here’s what we did.… [Continue Reading]