Blog Archives

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes! Crunchy edges with soft smooth potato on the inside. These potatoes are a perfect side dish or appetizer! With football monopolizing our TV in the evenings and weekends, and two sports addicts (Alan and Sam!) glued to the

Posted in Side Dish, Snack, Vegetable Tagged with: , , ,

Tortellini Pesto Salad

Easy pasta salad with a Mediterranean inspired  fresh ingredients; cheese tortellini, kalamata olives, tomatoes, basil and homemade pesto sauce. This can also be turned into an appetizer! I try to pack my own lunch instead of going out during the

Posted in Appetizer, Main Dish, Pasta, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Tortellini Mac and Cheese

Homemade Tortellini Mac and Cheese with a creamy sauce and topped with riced cauliflower.  Anytime you think about macaroni and cheese do those little blue boxes pop in your mind? It does for me! In fact, it brings me back to

Posted in Main Dish, Pasta, Sauces, Side Dish, Vegetarian Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Pesto and Parmesan Popovers

These delicate light and airy Pesto and Parmesan Popovers are bursting with flavor! I’m a little giddy about my new popover pan. Isn’t it the coolest muffin tin ever?! I love it and I got it at a consignment shop for a

Posted in Baking, Side Dish, Snack Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Basil Pesto with Walnuts

Healthy and simple Basil Pesto with Walnuts, a rich sauce that can be eaten with bread and crackers or tossed onto cold or hot pasta.  How are your gardens doing? My little window sill has been the perfect sunny spot

Posted in Sauces, Snack Tagged with: , , , , ,

Grilled Peaches and Yogurt Cream

Sweet and juicy Grilled Peaches and Yogurt Cream with specks of vanilla bean seeds scattered in the yogurt and whipped cream.  We are still firing up the grill, and hope to get another couple months of outdoor cooking. We usually save

Posted in Dessert, Fruit, Side Dish, Snack, Vegetarian Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Spanish Rice

This basic Spanish Rice is fluffy and full of flavor, a delicious side dish for Latin meals. Keep it plain or add chopped green peppers or tomatoes. In my last post I shared Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas served with Spanish Rice. Have

Posted in Side Dish Tagged with: , , , ,

Mediterranean Watermelon Salad

This Mediterranean Watermelon salad has a light balsamic dressing tossed through a bed of greens, and then topped with tangy feta, chopped Kalamata olives, and mouthwatering sweet watermelon! I have a little powerhouse salad going on here! The watermelon consists of

Posted in Main Dish, Salads, Sauces, Vegetarian Tagged with: , , , , ,

Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad Lightened Up

This easy Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad is a great dish for summer potlucks and barbecue gatherings. Keep the dish simple or add some of your favorite ingredients like diced hard boiled eggs. Summer-time is always filled with barbecues and potlucks and this Hawaiian

Posted in Holidays, Main Dish, Pasta, Salads, Side Dish Tagged with: , , ,

Berry Sauce

Easy homemade berry sauce can be used for a so many toppings. Add to your toast, top your pancakes, yogurt, ice cream. The choices are endless!  Are your stores and farmer’s market exploding with fruit?  I think California must be

Posted in Appetizer, Baking, Dessert, Sauces, Side Dish Tagged with: , , ,

Recipe Subscription!


Like what you see? Please share!


Follow on Bloglovin