Superfood Casserole

Superfood casserole might seem like an oxymoron to you. When you think of casseroles, you probably don’t think of superfoods, and vice versa. Well, let me just tell you how this recipe came about and then maybe it’ll make more sense. As you may know, we have a one-year old son, Wes (14 months, to be exact). He […]

Superfood Casserole

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

  Eggplant Parmesan, and eggplant in general, is one of those things that I didn’t really like until I was an adult…like almost 30.  But in my defense, I never really tried it until then, so I didn’t know if I liked it or not.  It just so happens that eggplant is in season right […]

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Kitchen Remodel and Zucchini Pie Recipe

It’s an exciting time around our house because we’re in the process of a complete kitchen overhaul.  I mean, the whole works – we’ve torn down two walls, and we’ll be getting new flooring in the whole main floor, new cabinets and countertops…it’s so exciting.  And such a mess!  And if you’ve ever remodeled anything, […]

Kitchen Remodel and Zucchini Pie Recipe

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 […]

Clean, Green, and Herbacious

During the summer time, I grow a small herb garden that usually includes a combination of the following: parsley, cilantro, chives, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, and basil.  As my basil starts to really grow and go crazy, I think, “What am I going to do with all of this basil?” And then I remember – […]

Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

I was watching Iron Chef America the other day and the secret ingredient was mozzarella.  One of the chefs stuffed some meatballs with mozzarella, and my wheels started turning as my mouth started watering.  They used a mix of ground meats for their meatballs (veal, pork, beef), but I wanted to make it a bit […]

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 […]

Freak out for Frico!

Ah, that’s a cheeky little blog name, now isn’t it?  I amuse myself sometimes. What is frico?  If you don’t know, I’m very sorry.  Because it is something everyone should know about.  Frico is what results when you bake parmesan cheese (real parmesan cheese, not the powder stuff) into insanely good crisps.  You know when […]

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, […]