Basil Pesto

Presto! That’s how fast you can make Pesto. If you are harvesting massive amounts of Basil from your summer garden, then it’s time to make massive amounts of Pesto. Get out your food processors, and some garlic, pine nuts, olive oil all that basil and Parmigiano.  I use this of course on pasta, but it…

Spicy Chipotle Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salsa

My family loves a good Tailgate Party. This year is no exception. We serve traditional items and have lightened them up a bit.  There’s always some veggies and fruit around, but I like to have a couple of healthy options. Who wants to feel too weighted down on a beautiful autumn day in Bloomington ,…

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

It’s that time of year again when Football games and Tailgating go hand in hand. This week my family is gearing up and dreaming up our menu for our annual Tailgate at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN! For 6 years we’ve managed to pull together a date that works for most of us. Of course…

Labor Day Menu

I feel like celebrating Labor Day in America is the quintessential signal to the end of Summer. The community Pool closes. If children have not returned to school they will on Tuesday.  There is a shift in the winds.  Where did those lazy days of summer evenings go with family and friends? They are not…

Greek Salad

This is my go to salad when I have to bring something to feed a crowd. I make this as a serving of one for me and have made it for 100. I usually have all ingredients in house and maybe you do as well. Get your big salad bowl ready! Greek Salad Serves 4…

Barley Salad

This is one of my most requested recipe’s. I have emailed, texted and printed this out for clients and friends. It’s an original of mine and favorite of many. It’s delicious warm  when you make it but it’s just as fantastic cold. Make it for your next BBQ. Barley Salad 1 8.8 oz bag quick…