Italian Zucchini Boats

And just like that zucchini season is upon us, I wish you safe travels my friends as we navigate the zucchini wilderness. I’m coming up with new zucchini recipes since my kitchen counter is already covered with the little beasts and they sit there mocking me . . . and this one is a winner, … Continue reading

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan

I hated brussel sprouts when I was a kid.  I remember them being mushy and awful.  My daughter brought some home from the store a while ago and we roasted them and now I love them.  These were especially delicious with the addition of the balsamic.  More quarantine cooking, when will it end?  (The quarantine, … Continue reading

Air Fryer French Fries

I’ve been skeptical about air fryers so haven’t joined that particular club yet but then Kohls had a huge sale and this Kalorik Smart Fryer was on sale for $60, originally $120, and with a 40% off coupon and another $10 off coupon and free shipping and being quarantined and all, I figured what the … Continue reading

Skillet Red Skin Potatoes

Instead of doing a big Easter dinner this year, we decided to do a big brunch and it was so good that I think we might do it every year now.  We had Buttermilk Waffles (recipe here), Cinnamon Rolls (I cheated and used a mix for theses), a Bacon and Cheese Fritatta that Bob made … Continue reading

Summer Squash and Onions with Tomatoes

This was so delicious and so easy!  Another great recipe for enjoying all the summer produce from your garden. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 – 2 onions, chopped or sliced 2 – 3 zucchini, chopped or sliced 2 – 3 yellow squash, chopped or sliced 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with … Continue reading

Baked Parmesan Yellow Squash Rounds

Do you have too much yellow squash from your garden and just don’t know what to do with it?  We took care of our neighbors chickens and garden and their yellow squash plant was going nuts so I took some home and looked for a good recipe and here it is.  They are surprisingly delicious!  … Continue reading

20 Minute Summer Squash and Corn Fiesta

Our neighbors are out of town so we are taking care of their chickens and their fish and their garden.  They are way more on the ball and got their garden in early and so we are reaping the benefits in zucchini and yellow squash so this was on the menu last night.  I’ve also … Continue reading

Loaded Smoked Potato Salad

I bought the hubs a Traeger Smoker and he made these amazing “baked” potatoes on it and I started thinking how tasty those would be in a potato salad so for 4th of July I decided to give it a whirl and it was delicious! 3/4 cups light mayonnaise 3/4 cup fat free sour cream … Continue reading

Better Than Takeout Ham Fried Rice

It’s that time of year!  The time to find ways to use up all the leftover holiday ham and turkey.  Let the games begin!  PS This was surprisingly delicious! 1 1/2 – 2 cups chopped ham 3 cups cooked rice 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed … Continue reading

Simple Lemon Green Beans

Summer is gone, Fall is here, I’m going to miss all the fresh produce. 1 pound green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 garlic clove, pressed 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest a few good squeezes of lemon salt and pepper 1  Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Boil green beans about 2 – … Continue reading