Roasted Cauliflower Nachos

They say that necessity is the mother of invention.  If I believe that to be true – then our necessity was needing to eat dinner and the invention began with wanting cauliflower and seeing a half full jar of queso sauce and the idea of cauliflower nachos was born. I fully know that I’m not…

Aioli – 3 Ways

It is always so fun to get a new gadget and find an exciting way to use it.  That gadget for me today is a white and grey marble Mortar and Pestle.  You might be thinking, “What?! She, who loves cooking and experimenting, doesn’t already have a mortar and pestle?!” Seems kind of wrong, right?!…

Roasted Cauliflower with Carrot Puree

When I first started cooking on my own (I’m not going to say how long ago that was), butter was my best friend! Don’t worry – butter and I are still BFF’s in the kitchen, but it feels natural to expand to other fats as well. Where the standard meat and potato meal (with butter)…

Leek and Potato Soup

I may say this every time I make soup, but here it is again… I’m not a huge soup person. I love the aroma that a delicate, layered broth sends throughout the home, but soup is still not my go- to in most circumstances. It is not the same for Eric – he loves soups…

Zucchini Noodles with Garlic Scape Pesto

2021 Summer Challenge Extended – Can I cook my way thru my C.S.A.?   Oh yes – Challenge Accepted! If you don’t know what a CSA is – it is a great way to support local farms, pay up front for a season and get a box of produce once a week for 16 weeks.  I…

Seared Cauliflower with Corn

It happens every spring/summer – Everything is Growing! Everything turns green! We plant our Herbs (and this year some veggies/greens, too)! It has been a nice spring, warm, wet and still a decent amount of sun. Now I was told quite a while ago, by a wise man with a green thumb (that would be…

Ponzu Cucumber Salad

There is a fun dynamic on certain foods in my house.  There are some no-one likes (eggplant – I want to, but even I don’t.)  There are lots we all like (chicken, tacos, Eggs Benedict – this list could go on).  But then there are those that some like, some don’t like and some like,…

Accidental Leek Tart

There is a reason that this is called the ‘Accidental’ Leek Tart.  Let me tell you a story of our Easter holiday in Wisconsin this year.  It was to be an Easter / two birthday celebration.  The dinner included a fantastic meal and the whole weekend included much laughter. In planning the meal with my…

Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

We have had peaks of a little warmth over the last month, but mother nature is surely telling us right now that it is still winter.  What was needed was something that would warm from within and this soup was it! I am excited when I get to use my immersion blender – it made…

Grilled Stuffed Brussel Sprouts

Hint here – this recipe is not going to be much different than the Stuffed Mushrooms recipe.  Making this the same night gave me the same base stuffing for the ingredients, with very few adaptations. One thing I have realized lately is that I would post a recipe almost every week on a Brussel Sprout…