Basil Roasted Chicken and Squash

Recipes posted a year ago: Lemon Vinaigrette Brazilian Chicken Curry Chicken Butternut Curry Soup This recipe came about while we were recently on vacation in sunny Arizona (where we were able to get plenty of Vitamin D).  We had the opportunity to spend a week with Karen's parents in a vacation condo - which afforded … Continue reading Basil Roasted Chicken and Squash

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

I needed to come up with a potluck dish in a pinch and with my CSA to the rescue, I made this very tasty salad.  The cucumbers that I used were huge and it still felt like it wasn't enough, but with a party of 20 people, it actually worked out great.  Adjust according to … Continue reading Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Grilled Onions and Tomatoes

It is no secret to those close to me that raw tomatoes and I don't get along.  Something about having a whole bite of nothing but tomato simply doesn't agree with my palette.  Combine them with something else - like a bunless hamburger wrapped in lettuce, or sliced with mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinegar - … Continue reading Grilled Onions and Tomatoes

Grilled Steaks with Cumin Cherry Tomatoes

The flavor of cumin could be described as the "definitive" spice of foods we typically associate with the Southwest US and Mexico.  Of course, it is also a signature flavor of many dishes from the Middle East, Northern Africa, Northern India, Nepal, and many other places around the world.  It is among the most widely used spices in … Continue reading Grilled Steaks with Cumin Cherry Tomatoes

Spicy Sausage Stew

It seems these days we have been so busy and who isn't?  We have managed to be without a microwave for two months, but no way could I do without the crockpot! Use up what you have in the fridge. Prep time on this recipe is easy too. Gather Up: 6 to 8 large sausage … Continue reading Spicy Sausage Stew

Chicken with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Here is an easy to make dinner that is ready in about 30 minutes and packed with different flavors.  Served over riced cauliflower, you can have this as a meal in itself  - which is what we did the other night. Gather Up: 2 large chicken breasts, cut into tenders 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil … Continue reading Chicken with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Quick Turkey Soup

Part of our weekend routine is to sit down with our own hand-written book of recipes, our folder of clipped recipes, and the other sources we draw from for ideas and inspiration, and put together a menu for the week.  We make notes on adjustments, compile a list of ingredients needed for everything on the menu, check it … Continue reading Quick Turkey Soup