Category: Quick & Easy

Recipe :: Green Beans with Craisins & Toasted Almonds

This recipe has become a fall/ winter favorite of mine and is a real crowd-pleaser.  The sweet taste of caramelized shallots, toasty almonds and chewy...

Recipe :: Butternut Squash & Pesto Gratin

One of my friends (an excellent cook who entertains often) shared this simple Giada recipe with me.  She said it’s a dish that she serves...

Recipe :: Texas “Caviar” (aka Tex Mex Bean Salad)

I first heard of Texas “caviar” several years ago when a friend brought it to a picnic.  I immediately loved the name – this prized...

Recipe :: Tuna Stuffed Peppadew Peppers

I must admit that I first heard of peppadews a few weeks ago when a friend offered me one after her visit to a local...

Recipe :: Zucchini Basil Soup

There’s a great vegetarian restaurant by my office that makes delicious chilled soups.  Last week I had their zucchini basil soup which had a really...

Recipe :: Chimmichuri Burgers

I had a plethora of fresh parsley and cilantro from my CSE crop-share, and was thinking that a chimmichuri steak sauce (an Argentinean steak sauce made...

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