So I think my family has fully recovered from the zucchini overload that transpired a few weeks ago. I’ve learned that putting them through the hells of zucchini recipe testing for a couple of weeks actually isn’t too bad of a tactic to get them to completely appreciate all of the other veggies out there. Lately I’ve been hearing things like We aren’t having zucchini? We’re having broccoli? YESSSS!!! So really, we are all sort of winning here.
But this Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Rounds recipe shouldn’t even technically count as zucchini. Fried cheese? Now that’s more like it. Continue reading
I’ve assumed for a very long time that everyone makes Pasta Carbonara. Without a recipe, just by use of memory and repetition. As if it is one of their kitchen staple dishes that they go to when in doubt and in pinch. And when they are strapped for time and need the worlds fastest dinner on the table. Because thats absolutely how it is for me. But my mama slapped me ever so gently on the wrist when she called the other night when I was whipping this one up, it went a little like this: Continue reading
This is something I make fairly often and realized just this week that I have yet to share the recipe with you. You’ll have it on the table in the blink of an eye and it may be devoured just as quickly, too.
This Tomato Basil Cream Chicken is the perfect dish for those times when you are wanting yummy tomato flavor but are unable to get your hands on delicious, home-grown varieties. Store-purchased roma tomatoes are all you need-sounds blah, no? But let me just tell you how this whole deal works…I’m sure I can convince you to get the “blah” out of your brain… Continue reading
Happy Friday! I’m going to send you into your weekend with a family favorite recipe that I shared on Twin Cities Mom’s Blog recently. Continue reading
Because sometimes you just need a dang sandwich.
The warm, crunchy-bread, juices-dripping-down-your-arm-so-you-revert-to-a-fork, cheesy-gooey kind of sandwich. Continue reading
I won’t deny it. Pasta Carbonara tends to be one of my favorite dishes on the planet when I’m in the mood for comfort. And my entire family is right there with me, even on picky-eating days. It’s as indulgent as all get out and I am always able to get it on the table in a matter of minutes which is huge.
But my little unsatisfied food brain got to thinking….if Carbonara is so delicious and weeknight savvy with spaghetti pasta…why the heck couldn’t it be with spaghetti squash? Continue reading
“Spaghetti” doesn’t happen often around here and every time I make this recipe for Quick Bolognese Sauce I ask myself why. Its like one of those basic recipes that I forget to come back to. But just yesterday, as the leaves began to fall a bit, I took a break from grilling and salads and lightness galore and ended up with this pot of gold on my stove. Continue reading
Gorgeous eggplant is popping up all over around here on the farms. And if you’ve got some finicky eggplant folks blessing your home
i feel your pain this recipe just may do the trick and convert them over to the dark purple side. Continue reading
My husband? He’s pretty amazing. Sensitive. Kind. Strong. Intelligent. Nearly the whole shebang, that Nickyboy is. But a zucchini lover he is not…it’s the texture. I can let the toilet seat thing go. The all-too-often-frat-house-vibe I get from living with him, fine, I’ll get over it (please, just put the toilet seat down. And the toothpaste…just clean the remains out of the sink before you finish!) But the lack of love for a little tiny thing called ‘summer squash’ that is very near and dear to my heart? I can’t. I won’t. This is a part of our marriage…for better or for worse. You’ve committed to me? You’ve committed to summer squash. Have I mentioned that he’s passed this turn-your-nose-up mentality of it on to my daughter? Oy vey. I’m in trouble. Continue reading