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

Tomato Vegetable Soup

One of my favorite comfort foods is homemade soup and quarantine time is the perfect time for comfort food. 1 onion, chopped 1 yellow squash, cut into chunks 1 zucchini, cut into chunks 1 large carrot, sliced 1 cup broccoli florets 1 cup frozen peas 1 (15.25 oz) can corn with liquid 1 (14.5 oz … 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

One Pot Lemon Basil Orzo and Vegetables

I didn’t even get any, there’s a tiny bit left over so maybe if I’m quick I could grab it for lunch, I guess it was good!! 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4″ slices 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped or pressed 8 oz (1 cup) uncooked orzo or rosamarina … Continue reading

Better Corn on the Cob

We had corn on the cob as part of Bob’s Father’s Day dinner yesterday and I tried out this trick I’d heard about and it made amazing corn on the cob!  All you do is add 1 cup milk and 1 stick of butter to the boiling water before you add the corn.  Let the … Continue reading

Summer Vegetable Tian

Oh, Summer!  The fruits, the veggies, the gardens!  YUM!  We don’t have a huge garden but we are growing zucchini and about 4 different kinds of tomatoes and basil and I think jalapenos.  I found this recipe on a blog called “Budget Bytes” and it was extremely good.  It was gone pretty quickly, that’s usually … Continue reading

Bountiful Basket #12

And this week’s Bountiful Basket contained: a bag of pears (12) 8 oranges 2 oroblanco (which the guy there said was like a grapefruit, only not!) 7 bananas 1 pineapple 1 pint grape tomatoes 2 yellow onions 2 (1 pound each) bags of carrots 1 bunch spinach 2 bunches of celery 1 (5 pound) bag … Continue reading

Penny’s Vegetable Soup

We had all these great veggies from the Bountiful Basket so I got my crock pot out and just started throwing stuff into it.  I’ll try to remember what I did so you can recreate it if you’d like! 1 head broccoli, chopped 1/2 head cauliflower, chopped 1 bulb fennel, sliced, whites only 1 onion, … Continue reading

Bountiful Basket #10

Here is the contents of today’s Bountiful Basket: 6 plums 2 pears 5 apples 6 bananas 1 bunch red grapes 2 bulbs of garlic 5 tomatoes 2 cucumbers 3 avacadoes 1 pound carrots 1 head cauliflower 1 head broccoli 1 head green leaf lettuce Curious about the Bountiful Basket?  Go to http://www.bountifulbaskets.org for more info!