Announcing a Short Hiatus for Kitchen Renovations

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The “before” picture of my kitchen…”after” pictures coming soon. I hope.

My long-awaited kitchen renovations begin tomorrow, so I’ll be away from the website for a bit while I assist our builder and friend (Jack, of potato salad fame) with the remodel. I hope to be back very soon. In the meantime, I’ll be posting favorite recipes from my archives on my Facebook page. If you don’t already follow me there, do. P~

 

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Herb Summer Squash “Pasta” with Spinach, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Walnuts (Meatless Monday)

Summer Squash Pasta, herbs, roasted, burst, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, spinach, ways to make pasta with squash

Herb Summer Squash Pasta

It looks like pasta, it tastes like pasta, but it’s really summer squash. Herb Summer Squash Pasta with Spinach, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Walnuts is made with overgrown squash cut in a spiral cutter. Don’t have a spiral cutter? I show you two different ways to make it with readily available kitchen tools! Perfect for Meatless Monday, or any ol’ time!  Continue reading

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Summery Southwest Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad Recipe, Southwest flavors, garden fresh vegetables, herbs

Summery Southwest Couscous Salad

This recipe for Summery Southwest Couscous Salad is loaded with garden-fresh vegetables and herbs, as well as black beans and pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds). It’s an incredibly easy salad that works beautifully as a meatless meal, or as a side dish.   Continue reading

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Beer and Sriracha Candied Cocktail Nuts

Beer Nuts recipe, candied nuts, nut candied with beer, sriracha, brown sugar, butter

Beer and Sriracha Candied Cocktail Nuts

For Fun-Food-Friday I’m bringing you this irresistible recipe for Beer and Sriracha Candied Cocktail Nuts. As Oscar Wilde said, “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” So make them! Warning: They are highly addictive!  Continue reading

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Refried Bean Tostada with Roasted Garden Vegetables (Meatless Monday)

Refried Bean Tostada recipe, Meatless, Roasted Vegetables, simple

Refried Bean Tostada with Roasted Garden Vegetables

Today’s Meatless Monday is a recipe for Refried Bean Tostadas with Roasted Garden Vegetables. It’s a healthy, simple-yet-hearty version of the Southwest favorite, and it’s ready for the table in minutes.  Continue reading

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Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake recipe

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

This Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake recipe is so simple and so summery! You need to make it! It’s been just crazy around here lately with exterior renovations on our house in full swing: New deck and porch railings, chimney repair, new back stairs, new roof starting, carports and a boatport coming and soon…my new kitchen. I’ve been feeding the crew; this cake was a favorite of theirs. Continue reading

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Chipotle Masa Cakes with Pico de Gallo and Goat Cheese (Meatless Monday)

Masa Cakes recipe, chipotle with adobo masa cake recipe, pico de gallo, goat cheese

Chipotle Masa Cakes with Pico de Gallo and Goat Cheese

This Chipotle Masa Cake recipe has the flavor of tamale with a cool, refreshing topping of pico de gallo made from both red and green tomatoes and sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese. You will love this great Meatless Monday combination that is ready in under 30 minutes.  Continue reading

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Clafoutis

Clafoutis recipe, cherry, French dish, Julia Child recipe

Clafoutis

It’s cherry season! Cherry season doesn’t last long! Be sure to pick up some of these delightful fruits and impress with this super-simple recipe for Clafoutis: a “fancy” French dessert – cherries baked in a creamy,  flan-like batter. You will wish cherry season lasted longer.  Continue reading

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Mushy Joes (Sloppy Joes Meatless Cousin) (Meatless Monday)

Mushroom Sloppy Joes recipe, meatless, no ketchup,

Mushy Joes – Sloppy Joes Meatless Cousin

Today’s Meatless Monday is a recipe for Mushy Joes. Mushy Joes are Sloppy Joes Meatless cousin; the same flavor, the same texture, the same sloppy deliciousness, without the meat.  Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Spread

Smoked Salmon Spread recipe, creamy, dill, chives, lemon, capers

Smoked Salmon Spread

Smoked Salmon Spread is a soft and creamy topping for crackers, toast points, bagels, crusty bread, or if you’re like me…a spoon. Simple to prepare, this recipe is a great party food.  Continue reading

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