Bacon Cheddar Spaghetti Squash

What is better than taking a healthy vegetable and turning it into a delicious, artery-clogging bacon fest?  Not much!  That’s why I love this use of spaghetti squash.  You get to convince yourself you’re doing good while eating cheese and bacon. If you’ve never worked with spaghetti squash, don’t be intimidated.  It is very easy … Continue reading

Roast Vegetable And Goat Cheese Bread

I’m totally on a bread baking kick right now.  I’ve been teaching my 3 year old how to bake bread and it’s such a fun thing to do together.  She gets to add all the ingredients, punch down the dough, and I even let her cut slits into the top of last loaves.  Perhaps I … Continue reading

Frittata Margherita

I love summer vegetables.  I love basil and tomatoes and dinners that take only 15 minutes from walking in the door to sitting at the table.  The frittata is the perfect vehicle for a fast dinner.  It’s easy, flexible, and you usually have all you need in the larder to complete the meal. Frittata Margherita … Continue reading

Apple, Fennel, and Onion Pie

I was flipping through my copy of I’m just Here for More Food by Alton Brown, looking for a cobbler recipe, and I stumbled across this apple, fennel, and onion pie.  As CSA luck would have it, I had all three of these things in my fridge and absolutely nothing to do with them.  I … Continue reading

Garlic Soup with Poached Eggs and Croutons

I’ve been channeling my inner Julia again.  Mastering the Art of French Cooking is out and about and getting progressively more dog-eared on my counter.  When flipping through looking for some sauce or something, I stumbled across a recipe for Aigo Bouido Soupe a l’Oeuf, Provencale, or garlic soup with poached eggs.  We just received … Continue reading

What’s for dinner: Saturday

Dinner tonight was slightly experimental. The pasta is just capellini with olive oil, red pepper flakes, sliced garlic, Pecorino Romano, and chopped parsley. The parsley came from today’s CSA box, which is super green heavy. It’s called Pasta Mezzanotte and it takes about ten minutes to make. Super easy. It was fine, but not exciting. … Continue reading

Avocado and Brussels Sprouts Salad

I must be becoming a grown up, because my love of Brussels sprouts grows deeper every day.  Whoda thunk?  I was so excited to be off over the holidays because it meant that I could whip up a quick and tasty lunch like this salad.  It only took a couple of minutes, but was absolutely … Continue reading

A CSA Christmas

This Christmas season was, by far, the busiest holiday season in my memory.  At some point, I just had to take a “one day at a time” approach to everything and worry about the rest as it came.  Make it through this Christmas pageant, make it through this party, make it through this family visit, … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Hummus

I didn’t even know this was a thing! In my attempt to find uses for the sweet potatoes that have started rolling in hot and heavy, I found this recipe.  It seemed like it would be a yummy and more nutritious alternative to hummus, and it was!  I did have to make a couple changes, … Continue reading