Toasted Coconut and Zucchini Bread

Toasted Coconut and Zucchini Bread

My friend was recently out of town and I was lucky enough to get her CSA box for the week. It was filled with lots of tasty fruits and veggies, including two big zucchinis. I decided to make some...

Roasted Heirloom Tomato and Herb Marinara

Roasted Heirloom Tomato and Herb Marinara

My daughter spent the day with her girlfriend recently. When I picked her up, her friend’s mother gave me a bunch of heirloom tomatoes from her garden. How lucky am I? I had some mushroom ravioli in the refrigerator...

Parade's Community Table ~ 15 Summer Vegetable Side Dishes

Parade’s Community Table ~ 15 Show-Stealing Summer Vegetable Side Dishes

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table ~ 15 Show-Stealing Summer Vegetable Side Dishes. I don’t know about you but I have a ton of tomatoes, beans, corn, zucchini, peas, and squash in my refrigerator. I love summer...

Peanut Butter Dog Bone Treats

Peanut Butter Dog Bone Treats

Thank you all for the kind words about my cut finger. It’s feeling a bit better today and I was happily able to type up this recipe – hunt & peck style! My dog Grace loves dog treats. I’ve...

Temporarily Out of Service

Temporarily Out of Service

… I won’t be cooking or typing for a day or two. I spent the afternoon in a lot of pain due to a little mishap with a very sharp knife. My left index finger has a deep gash that is...

Polenta Cake Topped with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and a Poached Egg

Polenta Cake Topped with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and a Poached Egg

I had a bit of leftover creamy parmesan polenta and I thought it might be tasty with a poached egg on top. I formed the polenta into a patty and cooked it in a bit of olive oil until...

Peach, Blackberry, and Banana Muffins

Peach, Blackberry, and Banana Muffins

We had planned on making banana zucchini muffins but I noticed our peaches were really ripe so I changed plans. My daughter suggested banana peach muffins and I added a few ripe blackberries that I had in the refrigerator....

Parade's Community Table ~ 20 Chicken Thigh Recipes

Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Flavor-Packed Chicken Thigh Recipes

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Flavor-Packed Chicken Thigh Recipes. If you ask me, I think chicken thighs are an unappreciated meat! Thighs are way more moist, tender, and flavorful than chicken breasts and they...

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

I’ve only eaten polenta a few times and I had never made it before now. I am sad it took me so long! This polenta was fairly simple to make and tasted creamy, cheesy, and delicious. It paired perfectly with...

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin

I found this pork recipe is in this month’s Cooking Light magazine. I loved that the recipe had only a handful of ingredients and it was quick and easy to make. The pan roasted pork tenderloin turned out moist, tender,...