Carrots with Shallots, Sage, and Thyme RECIPE

Carrots with Shallots, Sage, and Thyme RECIPE

I was using the new Bing Food & Drink app to look for something different to include on our holiday menu and I came across this recipe for carrots with shallots, sage, and thyme. O-M-G they are so delicious! For me, this was my favorite dish on the table that day and I plan to make these carrots over and over again. Using rainbow carrots adds a nice variation of color … Continue Reading →
Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups RECIPE

Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups RECIPE

I have a wonderful Thanksgiving side dish recipe to share with you all. Sweet potatoes in orange cups. Originally I saw this done by Chef Sara Moulton on TV and I have seen it in several other websites these days too. This is my adaptation of the recipe. The best thing is that you can make this ahead of time – like the day before Thanksgiving even! Plus, it is … Continue Reading →
Refreshing Chopped Salad Recipe For All Year Round

Refreshing Chopped Salad Recipe For All Year Round

A couple of weeks ago I wanted a side dish for dinner to go with BBQ pulled pork done in the slow cooker. Right now it is autumn and cooler, but I really had a tasted for BBQ. We used to always have potatoes and corn on the cob with something like this, but I wanted something lighter and fresher and healthier this time. What I found on Pinterest was … Continue Reading →
Fresh and Fruity Beet Salad Recipe

Fresh and Fruity Beet Salad Recipe

Summer salads are still perfect this time of year for many of us. Here in St. Louis late August and early September can be our hottest times of the year. Aunt Nellie’s Beets shared this recipe with me and I had to give it a try. It is a really refreshing and light salad and packed full of fruits and veggies! My grandma always had jarred beets on hand and … Continue Reading →
Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple Salsa and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple Salsa and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

This is one of our very favorite meals and we just had it the other day. It is the perfect summer dish with the spicy notes of the jalapeno peppers, the bite of the raw red onion, and the sweetness of the sunny grilled pineapple. Pork tenderloin is the perfect vehicle for the grilled pineapple salsa with its light flavor and texture. To compliment the main part of the dish … Continue Reading →
Celebrate National Zucchini Day With These Delicious Recipes

Celebrate National Zucchini Day With These Delicious Recipes

It is another fun holiday, National Zucchini Day! Growing up I do not remember eating zucchini (Mom, if you are reading this, did you ever make zucchini). As an adult though I definitely like it. Sadly, no zucchini growing in our garden this year, but maybe some of our gardening friends and family in St. Louis who have a bumper crock with share some zucchini love with us. Zucchini is … Continue Reading →
Pepperoni Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

Pepperoni Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

Pasta salad is always a winner with my friends and family as a side or a full meal solution. I like to try to come up with new ideas for it and I thought adding the Tyson Pepperoni I was trying out as a part of Collective Bias (disclosure – I was compensated for this post) was a good place to start. It made me think Italian, so then I … Continue Reading →
Recipes for a great Memorial Day Weekend Cookout

Recipes for a great Memorial Day Weekend Cookout

Memorial Day Weekend is a big time for parties and grilling. Hubby loves to grill and has shared some recipes here on my blog. Along with grilling just meat you need some veggies and salads too. I went through my blog to find some fun recipes I have shared in the past that you might like to try yourself this holiday weekend. Let’s start with the meat! A classic is … Continue Reading →
Robyn’s Artichoke Pasta Salad with or without Bumble Bee Tuna

Robyn’s Artichoke Pasta Salad with or without Bumble Bee Tuna

I tweeted out a pic and mentions of the artichoke pasta salad on Christmas Eve and had several folks who asked me to share the recipe. This is one of my favorite pasta salad recipes. The original came from Cooking Light magazine and I posted one of my adaptations of it, Robyn’s Artichoke Pasta Salad, in 2009. As with most of my recipes, I keep changing and modifying them each … Continue Reading →
Easy Orange-Cranberry Sauce

Easy Orange-Cranberry Sauce

I have never enjoyed the cranberry sauce, whole or jellied, in the can. It is just not my thing. Several years ago I first made homemade cranberry sauce because Hubby loves whole cranberry sauce. I thought surely there was something better than that can. I was right! There are thousands of different recipes for cranberry sauce, but what you need to know is that most are extremely easy to make. … Continue Reading →