Linguine with Green Olives, Broccolini and Bread Crumbs

Pasta dishes make great weeknight meals because they usually don’t take much prep and are quick to cook. I am huge green olive (and any olive) fan, but I have noticed people either love green olives, or hate them. If you hate green, you can always sub kalamata or other mixed olives or leave themContinue reading “Linguine with Green Olives, Broccolini and Bread Crumbs”

Roasted Vegetable Soup

I have been making this roasted vegetable soup for over 15 years and I never get tired of it. It only has a few ingredients, but roasting the vegetables at high heat caramelizes them and gives the soup a deep, rich vegetable flavor that is absolutely delicious. To make the soup you just need 6Continue reading “Roasted Vegetable Soup”

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Hungarian mushroom soup is a variation on creamy mushroom soup that adds paprika, dill and sour cream. I love soup in the winter! It is so satisfying to sit down to a big bowl of homemade soup on a cold day. It is also a great way to get more veggies into your diet. YouContinue reading “Hungarian Mushroom Soup”

Phyllo Wrapped Baked Feta with Honey and Sesame

These phyllo wrapped baked feta bites are one of a few recipes I tried out for Christmas Eve this year. These were easy to make and we really liked them. They are flaky and buttery and cheesy and slightly sweet. A fantastic combo. You can buy frozen phyllo dough in the freezer section of theContinue reading “Phyllo Wrapped Baked Feta with Honey and Sesame”

Winter Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Mustard Dressing

I love this bright and healthy winter vegetable salad. Roasting all the root veggies in olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper caramelizes them and gives so much flavor. This salad combines roasted beets, butternut squash, fennel, and carrots with fresh kale and shallots in a delicious balsamic mustard dressing. It is a great way toContinue reading “Winter Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Mustard Dressing”

Pasta with Mushrooms, Brown Butter and Sage

Let’s be honest, this time of year gets a little bit insane. I love making holiday food and spending time with my kids, but things can get a bit hectic. This pasta with mushrooms, brown butter and sage is a super simple and is perfect for a night like tonight, when I am not upContinue reading “Pasta with Mushrooms, Brown Butter and Sage”

Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Garlic

This recipe comes from Bon Appetite. I had never had or heard of ricotta dumplings but the picture looked delicious and I love to try cooking new things. The simple dumplings are made of ricotta, eggs, cheese, flour and salt. They are served with asparagus and garlic in a chicken broth and topped with chivesContinue reading “Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Garlic”

Chopped Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

This recipe is from Kathleen Ashmore. I love her salad recipes! They have so many great ingredients and interesting dressings. We had this chopped salad with our spinach and artichoke galette last week, but it kept well in my fridge for a few days after and I ate it for lunch every day. The baseContinue reading “Chopped Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing”

Spinach and Artichoke Galette

I love making galettes. They seem fancy, but are actually way easier to make than pies, and you can fill them with pretty much anything you like, sweet or savory. This spinach and artichoke galette is based on the Half Baked Harvest one, but as always I have a few tweaks. The crust for thisContinue reading “Spinach and Artichoke Galette”

Jalapeno Popper Black Bean Burgers

I love a good burger. Especially my husband’s home ground and grilled burger patties. I also really love a great veggie burger or black bean burger. I saw this recipe on Domestic Super Hero and was intrigued by the jalapeno popper/black bean burger combo. This recipe is basically a black bean burger with onion, corn,Continue reading “Jalapeno Popper Black Bean Burgers”