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Eggplant Parmesan

I love this time of the year when you can stop at roadside stands and buy fresh produce from the local farmers.  I  recently bought 2 eggplants.  My intention was to grill them, but I forgot about them.  I decided it was time to use them so I made up a quick version of eggplant […]

Cheesy Cauliflower Bread

We are really trying to eat healthy in 2017. The Butcher is on board and that makes it so much easier. Our newest addiction is cauliflower disguised as bread sticks with cheese. They are delicious. You can use Marinara sauce for dipping. This makes great appetizers or a main course. Finding recipes like this makes […]

Spaghetti Squash lasagna

Those of you that know me know that I don’t need an excuse to make a healthy lasagna alternative. I have long been a fan of spaghetti squash. It is easy to cook and you get the benefits of having “pasta” without the guilt. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. […]

Basil Pesto

I love having an herb garden. Many times, I have beautiful herbs but I don’t take full advantage of them. Basil is one of the herbs that gets overlooked. I like to make a Caprese salad–sliced tomatoes, topped with sliced Mozzarella cheese and basil with a viniagrette dressing drizzled over the top, but I still […]

Zucchini pizza bites

The fresh produce is rolling in. In fact, it’s hard to know what to do when you have so much at once. I have a great idea for the zucchini. Everyone will love this–and don’t tell them, it’s actually healthy for them. One note of interest, this Saturday, there will be farm fresh corn on […]

Chicken Cacciatore in the Crock Pot

PrintChicken Cacciatore in the Crock Pot Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 7 hoursTotal Time: 7 hours, 15 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in 1 inch strips 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced 28 oz diced tomatoes 6 oz tomato paste 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly […]

Luscious Lasagna

Hope everyone is having a great day.  We are definitely into the “comfort food” weather pattern.  The sun is shining, and that makes it better; however, I miss the warm weather already.  When I am cold I cook meals that will “stick to your bones”.    The Butcher doesn’t like too many noodles in his lasagna. […]

Zucchini Fritters–Yum Yum!

Tennis this summer was great for so many reasons.  One reason is a new friend, Brenda Hogan.  She and I have had many great tennis matches at Durling Park.  We always seem to talk about food–imagine that.  One day she told me about a recipe she makes with zucchini.  I told her I had to […]