Indian-Spiced Rice

I’m a big fan of Indian cuisine…and I recently bought a few different types of all natural little packages of Indian food at the supermarket just to give them a try. To accompany the entree I created an Indian-spiced rice to compliment it and bulk it up for a quick lunch for my husband and I…the Indian Jaipur Vegetables entree was very good! And served on top of this tasty rice it was even better…. Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash, Potato & Radish Salad

I love trying different combinations in salads…while perusing the fresh produce at my local supermarket I picked up some random items that I thought might work in a salad…and they did! I tossed them all in extra virgin olive oil and seasoned them with salt & fresh ground pepper then popped them in the oven to roast. Thirty minutes later I drizzled the roasted veggies with a savory dressing and a delicious salad was born… Continue reading

Charlotte’s Taco Salad

My good friend Charlotte has been making this Taco Salad for over 25 years! All our friends love it so much that it is a frequent request at our get-togethers….the original recipe came from who knows where…she got it from her boss and has been making it ever since….Thanks Charlotte for sharing it with me – my boys now love it too! Continue reading

Farro & Fresh Greens Salad

Here’s another delicious and healthy dish that can be brought to one of your summer pot-lucks. It’s so easy to make ahead and can be combined into one dish as soon as you get where you’re going…I make it two ways – one way has the farro as the primary ingredient and the other way I double the amount of the mixed salad greens to serve more people…either way you choose, it’s a real winner! Continue reading

Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad

Enjoying summer cookouts are always an adventure! I love to make up new recipes to share at these celebrated events…twisting and turning ordinary side-dishes into spectacular fare. This delicious salad takes all the flavor of grilled veggies into a pasta salad that needs no refrigeration and is perfect to bring to your next pot luck! Continue reading

Lisa’s Italian Potato Salad

My very good friend and ‘soul sister’ Lisa Marie makes this fantastic potato salad…she brings it to our frequent pot luck get-togethers…it’s so good that everyone asks for it all the time…so I just had to get the recipe from her! There’s not an ounce of mayo in this baby – so no refrigeration is required. It’s a terrific addition to an outdoor summer pool party or barbecue. Continue reading

Tuscan Chicken Risotto: Revisited

Over the last few weeks Heidi and I have been resharing some of our tried and true favorites…Here’s one from August 2015 that has all the flavors of Tuscany combined into a hearty and warm one pot meal! Red wine, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, Pecorino cheese, hearty braised chicken thighs & fragrant herbs such as rosemary, sage and parsley…perfect for this late Spring day… Continue reading