Mixed Greens and Asparagus Salad with Fresh Cranberry Dressing

This salad has become a favorite of many.  I like that I can make it to feed a crowd. The fresh cranberry dressing brings a brightness to the grassy greens and asparagus. This is a great Thanksgiving side. Try it this year for your family and friends and let me know how well it goes…

Tomatilla Guacamole

I recently had some amazing tomatillo guacamole on a weekend trip to a Grown up Girls Camp in North Carolina. Just like summer camp when you were a kid, but just for a long weekend.  And just like camp, you see old friends and make new ones.  Abby if you are reading this please send…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I feel like the Queen of Brussels Sprouts every year when they are in season and I can buy them on the stalk. It’s my scepter of health.  I am absolutely smitten with this Brassica Oleracea vegetable which is in the cabbage family.  You didn’t know you were going the learn a new fact today…

Lentil Tacos

Tacos are the best!  My ears perk up when I hear how different ingredients transform themselves into a tortilla and the term taco gets assigned. I’ve been wanting to add lentils into my list of go to ingredients for awhile.  Here’s some lentils in taco form. Simple and delicious.  My 7 year old ate these…

Spicy Pumpkin Couscous

  It’s Halloween and why not make something with pumpkin?  I made a sauce a few years back that incorporated pumpkin and a spicy garlic sauce. Probably Sriracha.  This was a recipe I pulled from Food & Wine.  Here is the link to the original recipe.  www.foodandwine.com/recipes/spicy-cheddar-and-pumpkin-orzo-arugula. The recipe called for orzo, but I found if…

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…