Baked Eggs Florentine

Baked Eggs Florentine

Baked Eggs ‘n Toast If you’re feeling like staying in this weekend (thanks to the current virus concerns) here’s a breakfast or light meal that’s cozy and simple. The basics may be in your pantry – sliced bread, eggs, and fresh spinach or greens.  A…

Edamame Green Monster Dip

Edamame Green Monster Dip

  Scare up this hummus with edamame and walnuts for your munchkins to dig into before their Halloween treats. A healthy bunch of parsley makes the scary-good green color, boosts Vitamins K and C, adds flavinoids too, which function as antioxidants. And of course loads…

Black Bean, Corn & Red Pepper Salsa

Black Bean, Corn & Red Pepper Salsa

This refreshing twist on salsa is perfect for summer. Tasty, a bit crunchy and good for you (aside from the chips, of course). A yummy way to eat your veggies. For the corn, leftover cooked corn-on-the-cob is perfect. Just slice it off the cob and…

Get Pickled!

Get Pickled!

Refrigerator Pickles Makes about six 1-pint jars. Canning jars with two-part lids look nifty and traditional, but any food jar with a tight screw-top lid will work. 2-1/2 cups white vinegar 2-1/2 cups water* 3 tablespoons purchased pickling spice* 2 tablespoons sugar, or more to taste for…

Kale Chips? Eat a Bunch!

Kale Chips? Eat a Bunch!

Literally; one bunch of kale. I promise, if you like kale chips you can eat a whole bunch!  If you buy kale chips, you know it costs $4-5+ for a handful size pouch. And what does a bunch of fresh kale cost? $2-3 and you’ll have a…

Chard & Ricotta Galette Made Easy

Chard & Ricotta Galette Made Easy

  I was making this Chard & Herbed Ricotta Galette from Eating Well Magazine, when I heard from Rita she wouldn’t have time to post. We needed a new recipe to follow my Halloween post – gasp, it’s nearly Thanksgiving but retail tells us it’s Christmas!- so…

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart Prep time: 15 minutes Bake time: 45 minutes Makes: 8 servings 1            store-bought pie dough  (single crust, see note) 3-4        cups thinly sliced onion (halved and cut in vertical strips) 2            tablespoons butter 1            teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon…

Thai Rice Salad with Three Herbs

Thai Rice Salad with Three Herbs

Thai Rice Salad with Three Herbs Serves 8    Prep time about 20 minutes if rice is prepared a day ahead. 4        cups cooked, chilled short-grain brown rice 1/2     cup Nakano seasoned rice vinegar 2        Tbsp. peanut oil or vegetable oil 1        Tbsp. soy sauce 1        Tbsp.…

Can You Take The Heat?  Raisin Serrano Quesadillas

Can You Take The Heat? Raisin Serrano Quesadillas

Do flavor combinations in recipes sometimes give you a double-take? This one did for me: raisins, lots of serrano chiles, soy sauce and Monterey jack cheese in a quesadilla?!  I had to try it, the recipe was an entry in a contest I was judging for Sun-Maid raisins.…

Kitchen Capers

Kitchen Capers

Spinach Pasta Salad with Caper-Dill Dressing Serves 6 – 8 12       oz. uncooked penne rigate or farfalle pasta * 1/4     cup fresh lemon juice * 1/4     cup olive oil 1         Tbsp. capers 1         Tbsp. caper liquid 1         clove garlic, crushed 1/2      tsp. each dried dill,…