Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

I gotta be honest . . . I didn’t love this but the hubs was all over it. I like this sauce better which is made with Roma tomatoes. 4 cups cherry tomatoes, stems removed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/3 cup fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder salt and pepper 1 … Continue reading

Taco Zucchini Boats

There is so much zucchini around here. Yesterday I made 7 loaves of zucchini bread, from this recipe here, and I feel like it didn’t even make a dent in the pile of zucchini. Then I gave some away to my son’s girlfriend and our next door neighbor and felt much better about the amount … Continue reading

Thin and Crispy Sourdough Pizza Crust

I decided to try out some sourdough pizza crust with my sourdough starter. It went well, as I think you can see. They were all delicious but . . . my favorite was this one here, Caprese without Sauce. I ate too much. The sourdough crust was awesome! Give it a try with your sourdough … Continue reading

Chef Julie Interviewed Me!

My new friend Julie over at “Nosh with Chef Julie” interviewed me for her blog and the post is up today if you’d like to check it out! Here is the link for the interview if you’d like to read it: You might learn a thing or two about me but then you already know … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Bar Donuts

My whole family has become hooked on Provo Bakery‘s Buttermilk Bars, they are amazing! So crunchy on the outside but yet nice and tender on the inside. When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to give it a go. It’s not very difficult but it is time consuming and also messy, every surface … Continue reading

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

Basil Lemon Pasta Salad

This is the perfect summer pasta salad, light and refreshing! Highly recommend! Even though things are starting to open back up around here, we are still being cautious as one of the members of our family has had multiple heart issues. I’m trying to find ways to still bake and cook that don’t make all … Continue reading

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts

Another yummy dinner for day 60 of social distancing/quarantining/sheltering in place, whatever you want to call it! 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound 7 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3/4 pound pasta 1 1/4 cups canned, drained artichoke hearts, rinsed and cut into 6 wedges each 3 scallions … 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

Hearty Beef Ragu

This was definitely a hearty meal and tasty too.  Lots of leftovers which always taste better the next day.  Another good quarantine meal. 4 cups pasta 1 pound ground beef 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 2 (14.5 oz each) cans Italian diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce 3/4 … Continue reading