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Have you been overloaded with a garden of zucchini? They tend to take over. So I was happy to have found this recipe for Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchinis from Kayln’s Kitchen over at the M&T Spotlight. If you’re a meat lover, you could add in a little ground beef to these too. Yum! Here are a […]

Our family really likes homemade baked fries.  We used to make them really plain with just salt.  Then we moved to salt and black pepper.  And now we’ve been enjoying flavored salt.  Rosemary and lemon are a perfect combination for homemade fries. That tiny bowl holds the flavorful salt. We’ve been experimenting with making our […]

For months now, I have been craving stuffed peppers. This is strange because I have only ever eaten them a few times in my life that I can remember, and only one of those times was it good. I wanted to trade in the ground beef for vegetables and fried fruit in the stuffing.  And […]

St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday. We usually make Corned Beef and Cabbage in the slow cooker, but inevitably my husband is the only one who eats it and it goes to waste. This year I told him we are not making corned beef. Instead we’ll be making something green and healthy and we’ll attempt to […]

The Super Bowl is this Sunday.  (You probably already knew that, but I had to Google it.  We’re more likely to be watching Downton Abbey instead.) But if you need a tasty little appetizer/snack for your Super Bowl (or Downton Abbey) Party, might I suggest these rice rolls filled with a spicy, crunchy, refreshing Radicchio […]

Thanksgiving is my holiday. All mine. I plan the menu, but I don’t forget to add in a few family favorites mixed with a few new recipes I’ve bookmarked to try. What usually happens though, is that I end up with way too many sides that take too much time to prepare.  Inevitably we eat […]

Boy, oh, boy, do I need help in the side dish department. Our family eats a lot of main dishes and bread. That’s it. I’ve got to do better, getting in those veggies. So that’s why I dedicated this last week on the M&T Spotlight to submitting your side dishes and featuring 6 delicious recipes […]

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Are you ready? I am sure most of you have your menus finalized by now, but in case you forgot to include a salad, I have an easy and delicious recipe to share. This roasted butternut squash salad is one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. I make it every year and […]

Even though I didn’t grow my own zucchini this year, doesn’t mean I didn’t benefit from almost everyone else around me. So we’ve been getting creative with our zucchini supply, cooking it all kinds of ways. I recently made some really yummy Fried Zucchini that went as a great side dish with our Chicken Pesto […]

I recently mentioned on my blog that I had 12 roma tomatoes that needed something to do. Two people suggested I roast the roma tomatoes in the oven. I was intrigued and decided to give it a go! I’m very glad I did…not only did my house smell like heaven for 5 or so hours, […]

Creating a Good Green Salad

by Lindsey on September 30, 2009

(Mixed greens with strawberries, cashews, feta, and chicken.) I never thought I liked salad because all I ever saw when I was growing up was insipid iceberg lettuce, dry preshredded carrots and gloppy ranch dressing. Now that kind of salad has its place, just not in my kitchen.  Salad can be much more adventurous and […]

Fresh Tomato Pesto Salad

by Marie on September 2, 2009

As our garden is blooming and overflowing with tomatoes, I’ve been looking for some good recipes to use them with. My mother-in-law brought over this fresh Tomato Pesto Salad dish the other night. It was so yummy, I had to share it! Recipe: Tomato Pesto Salad 4 large tomatoes, cut into small chunks with their […]

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