lemon & blackberry goat cheese tart

i do not remember every birthday but i remember a few.1992. aged six. i wore a black and white checked jumper and leaned back in my chair at my grandmother's house in des moines, iowa. the house was surrounded by woods, dark and heavy as a thicket. i remember white cake. candles....more

Lamb, fig and almond tagine

We have a young turtle dove in temporary residence at the moment. At least I think it’s temporary....more

Savory Monterey Jack and Green Onion Pancakes

I've been wanting to make savory pancakes for a while, so I got excited when we got a huge bunch of green onions from the CSA. I made a note to myself: save the green onions for savory pancakes, don't use them for anything else!So I picked up some monterey jack cheese with jalapeno in it (yum!!) and some sour cream, and the rest is history....more

Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet with Pink Moscato

Can you believe it’s September?? The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, the acorns and leaves are starting to fall, and best of all, its football season! But summer is hanging on strong here and I want  need something to help me cope with these hot days.And I think I found it in this Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet. A fresh and fruity frozen treat combined with my favorite, Pink Moscato, to help me ease out of this summer heat and into the coolness of Fall....more

Vanilla Spiced Zucchini Batter Bread

Tonight's dinner is corn and poblano lasagna. Zucchini is a required ingredient, so before B got in the kitchen to tackle the prep for our evening meal, I snuck in and used what he didn't need to make some bread! Before I share the recipe for this yumminess, may I ask you a question? Is the term "batter bread" redundant in the instance of the title of this post? ...more

Recipe: Simple, Sweet Potato Soup

A super simple, but tasty fall soup. Makes about 7 cups of soup, or 7 -8 servings.1 tbsp. of butter or any other fat1 medium onion, chopped3 cloves of garlic minced2 medium carrots diced2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped1 medium tomato chopped...more

Peanut Butter Brownie Oatmeal

Ohhhhh boyyyy….guess what day it is….HUMP DAYYYYY!!! (Image)Sorry, I just love that camel. Wednesdays are just another reminder for me that I’m getting closer to the weekend. Thank God!! :) Time for another 12-hour day…....more

Roasted Tomato Pizza and Marinara Sauce

Last year, I made a ton of salsa, but not enough marinara sauce. This year, I am stocking up on both, and since my basil plants are doing better than ever, my goal is working out really well for me! Last week, when my aunt gave me a bushel of tomatoes (I had to look up how much a bushel was ...  it's about 50 pounds!), let's just say I was a little overwhelmed on canning day so I wasn't paying attention to any sort of measurement. I was simply cooking and processing as fast as I could! After 8 quarts and 13 pints later ... ...more

BBQ Chicken Apple Pizza

Pizza Friday is back and not only do I have an awesome pizza recipe for you, but one that involves apples!!!  Apples sweet, apples savory...love what the season brings us! ...more