First Rule of Chopped Club

I sure hope the first rule of Chopped Club is not “Don’t talk about Chopped Club” because if it is, I’m about to be in serious trouble! What is Chopped Club?  It’s a very exclusive, very elite society of top chefs who must utilize mystery ingredients in their food preparations.  By exclusive and elite, I […]

First Rule of Chopped Club

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Pesto Pasta with Spinach, Asparagus, and Cherry Tomatoes

I saw a recipe on Rachael Ray not that long ago that immediately made me think, “I should make that. It sounds really delicious and would be very easy.” Actually, Dr. Travis Stork from the TV show The Doctors was Rachael’s guest and it was his recipe, which they were touting as very healthy. It’s […]

Guest Blog: Wife Soup

Hold on to your socks, ladies… They’re about to be blown off! That’s right, you have a guest chef in your presence. I am, humbly and proudly, the husband of Cara, and she has humored me by letting me share with you one of my chefly secrets (to be honest, this recipe, as with most […]

Whole Grain Cous Cous with Spring Vegetables

I love cous cous as a side dish.  It’s something different from rice or potatoes, and it’s super easy to make.  It’s also very versatile.  You can flavor it many different ways by adding in different herbs, spices, and veggies.  I like to buy plain cous cous, whole grain or wheat if available, cook it in […]

It’s Spring – Time for Pasta Primavera!

This is a recipe I’ve made many times, and it’s definitely a regular in our spring/summer rotation.  That’s saying a lot, because generally my philosophy is “So many recipes, so little time.”  Tim and I both love this because it’s healthy and full of vegetables.  It’s light, very fresh tasting, and perfect for spring!  And primavera […]

Simply Roasted Asparagus

  Want to learn a new way to cook vegetables that’s really simple?  Tim and I both love a variety of veggies, but we get tired of always steaming them.  Oven roasting is a really easy way to prepare them, and it creates a whole new flavor! You can use this same method with broccoli, cauliflower, […]

Cornish Game Hens with Roasted Garlic Sauce

Last week, I posted my recipe for Quinoa Casserole with Broccoli and Asparagus and told you I made it with Cornish game hens.  I’m sure you’ve been waiting on pins and needles by your computer for the game hen recipe, but alas, the wait is over!  Okay, okay… I know it’s more likely you’re thinking, “Cornish […]

Fake Fancy: Cheesy Quinoa Casserole with Broccoli and Asparagus

Last weekend, I asked Tim what he thought we should cook for dinner Sunday night, and he chose cornish game hens.  When I was trying to think of what to cook with them, I remembered some quinoa I bought a while back and hadn’t done anything with.  I figured I could incorporate a vegetable somehow […]

Fake Fancy: Cheesy Quinoa Casserole with Broccoli and Asparagus