Lunch

Instant Pot® Not So Instant Chili

I’m probably one of the last cooks in America that have resisted buying and using the Instant Pot®. I really don’t have a reason or justification for …

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Roasted Butternut Squash With Ricotta Gnocchi

Butternut squash is a fall/winter staple in our home. It pairs nicely with about any meat, chicken or fish dish. One year our vegetable garden went …

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End The Leftover Challenge With Chicken Pasta Salad

Lunch at our house often turns out to be a repurposing of last night’s dinner. Hubby is not a fan of leftovers so I have to …

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Top Secret Pasta Sauce – If I Tell You, I Might Have To K… You

Sunday is sauce day in a typical Italian family’s house. My grandmother followed that tradition for many years. It was expected that we had Sunday dinner …

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Chop’in Broccoli, Chop’in Brocco-la, Chop’in Brocco-laaa Soup

Are you familiar with the song that Dana Carvey sang called “The Lady I Know?” For some reason that song was rolling around in my head …

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad – Zucchini NOT Included

Summer is winding down, and I don’t think I’ve ever been looking forward to a cool rainy afternoon as much as this year. It was one …

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Another Summer Salad – Beans, Tomato, & Tuna

The summer season does have an impact on my blogging. I’d rather be in the garden admiring and/or harvesting the vegetables, or sitting under the shade …

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A Grainy Experience – Barley & Edamame Salad With Red Pepper Sauce

Adding grains into salads kicks it up a notch in my book. Farro is a favorite grain that works well in salads. I learned how to …

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Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Zucchini

Jerry Lee Lewis’ signature song of “Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire” was playing in the background. What a song to get you pumped up and …

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The Fast And The Fabulous Vegetable Slaw Salad

Do you ever wonder what to do with the vegetables that are left after serving a vegetable platter? I hosted book club last month and after …

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Green Bean and Potato Salad – Italian Style

Summer season is salad season in our house. Salads just taste better in summer. You can’t get ingredients fresher than picking off the vine in a …

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Let The Zucchini Recipes Begin… Again!

I love the time of year when the vegetable garden is in high production. Neighbors are scoping out each other’s gardens and comparing the size of …

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