Recipes

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recipe \ˈresəˌpē \

noun

a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required

I love to cook. I believe we are all better off if we cook more of our own meals. Instead of processed foods. Instead of dining out. That’s not to say you have to prepare all of your own meals. I’m a firm believer in getting out of the kitchen, too.

Sweet Potato Salad In Pictures

Sweet Potato Salad – In Pictures

Sweet Potato Salad? I get some strange looks when I first mention this to people. Along with questions like: “It’s a hot dish, right?” Nope, it’s cold, just like your mother’s potato salad. It was my own creation because I wanted something that wasn’t your average potato salad. Once people […]

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July – Freedom and Picnics

Today, the fourth of July, is Independence Day in the United States. It is a holiday to commemorate our adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. It was a declaration of the thirteen original American colonies as a new nation, the United States of America, no longer […]

Jalapeño Lime Salad Dressing

Jalapeño Lime Salad Dressing

Jalapeño Lime Salad Dressing has become our favorite dressing. It has been a lot of years since I bought salad dressing. There are many reasons to make your own dressings: Salad dressings are really easy to make. They are much cheaper than store bought dressings. They are healthier than store […]

Sautéed Squash Medley

Sautéed Squash Medley – Yellow Squash and Zucchini

This Sautéed Squash Medley was inspired by a dish I had at a restaurant. As usually happens, it was further inspired by the availability of the ingredients at the farmers market. The onion, mushrooms, yellow squash, zucchini, and tomato all came from the market. Why does that matter? Freshness is […]

February is Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month. I’m guessing they chose February because of Valentine’s Day and the association with hearts. But, there’s another reason to choose February (or another winter month) for Heart Health Month. And that reason is Kale! I know you’re probably thinking I am crazy, but bear with […]

Healthy Holiday Recipes

Healthy Holiday Recipes

During the holidays, we tend to eat a lot of tasty, thought not-so-healthy foods. I like to balance that with some healthy holiday recipes. In recent years, I have become increasingly aware of the concept of eating with the seasons – a topic I’ll come back to at a later […]