Salmon Cakes with Avocado Dill Sauce

  Ingredients ¾ can pink salmon olive oil 1 medium shallot, finely chopped ½ small orange be ...more

Plated + Served: On The Second Day of Christmas...

 If my true love gave me Two Turtle Doves, I don’t know if I’d be able to prepare it… Mama’s not particularly fond of recipes featuring little birds (pigeons, quails, etc.)....more

Squash Stuffed with Macaroni and Cheese

[Editor's Note: This delicious and beautiful dish adds a boost of nutrition to standard macaroni and cheese. It's perfect either as a side or a vegetarian main, and it's adorably packaged in its acorn squash shell! --Genie] ...more

Olive Bread

Plated + Served: On the First Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me...

I’ve really had the holiday spirit this year, so, like the song, I’m going to celebrate the 12-days of Christmas with 12 delicious recipes that play off of the lyrics.Today is the First Day of Christmas and as the song says, “My true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree.”Sorry to disappoint you, this is not a recipe for roasted partridge. I do have the pear tree covered, however, with this crunchy, nut-free Granola with dried pears and cranberries....more

Slow Cooker Lentil Minestrone Soup

[Editor's Note: In the wake of this busy season, I'm looking for quick dinners that have slow-cooked flavor. This lentil minestrone is perfect for that—add bread and a salad, and dinner's done! Plus, most of the (speedy) work is done in the morning when you throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker to simmer all day. --Genie] Lentil Minestrone Soup Recipe ...more

Recipe Monday - Christmas Cookies

For this recipe Monday, let's just recap a few cookie recipes with new pictures!First, anisette cookies. These came out better than last year's! I cooked the whole batch this year, and ended up with nine dozen cookies....more

Slow Cooker Potato Soup from Budget Bytes

When Meatless Monday also happens to be Christmas Eve, I'm guessing an easy slow cooker soup might be just the thing for busy cooks. This Slow Cooker Potato Soup from Budget Bytes is made from ingredients you probably keep on hand, and most people would gobble this up with no clue it was a Meatless Monday dinner. Beth did use a little chicken base to add flavor, but you can sub vegetable base if you prefer. She also used potatoes with skins (which look a little bit like ham in the photo) but if you have kids, the soup might be an easier sell without the potato skins. ...more