Main Dish

Soups, Stews And Chowders

Our summer is coming to an end and I have already started dreaming of cool Fall evenings, with a brisk wind whipping up the crunchy leaves in a flurry, the autumnal colors decorating the outdoors, and a warming fire crackling in the back yard pit, sipping hot apple cider and […]

Pasta with Chickpeas, Bacon and Veggies

PrintPasta with Chickpeas, Bacon and Veggies Prep Time: Cook Time: Ingredients4 strips bacon, cut into pieces Extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound pasta (I used elbow because that is what I had on hand) 1 1/2 C cooked chickpeas (or 1 can) 1 C cherry tomatoes, […]

Sautéed Cabbage and Sausage

PrintSautéed Cabbage and Sausage Prep Time: Cook Time: 20 minutes This is a delicious and easy recipe to use up a head of cabbage. You could also use water instead of beer but the beer gives it a more interesting flavor. Ingredients3 Italian Sausage Links, sliced (you could also use […]

Summer Veggie Pasta

PrintSummer Veggie Pasta Ingredients1 lb penne pasta 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium zucchini, chopped 2 cobs of corn, shucked and kernals cut off 1 bunch of kale, cleaned and chopped 1 bunch of spinach, cleaned and chopped 1/2 cup cream 1 tsp greek seasoning 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 cup […]

Sweet and Spicy Mango Chutney (?)

Beautiful Ataulfo mangoes from Bountiful Baskets paired with red peppers 3 for $1 at one of my favorite stores, what does that mean?  Well, in my kitchen it means “Sweet and Spicy Mango Chutney”.  I don’t know that this could technically fall under the “chutney” category as it has no […]

Fusilli con fave, vongole e calamari

Fusilli with Fava beans, Clams, and Calamari 1lb fusilli col buco (or any long noodle pasta) 3/4-1 lb. calamari rings 1 lb. clams (in shell pre-cleaned) 1 1/2cps. * fava beans (pre-shelled and blanched) 1 clove garlic, finely diced 1/2 tsp. white pepper 1 TBS. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. extra […]

Eggplant Meatballs

Have you ever tried eggplant in your meatballs? It adds a nice depth to the flavor, and has the extra benefit of adding a little bit of health to your dinner. 

Juice-Free Juicing!

Don’t pass the word along to Sally and Tanya but I am not a big fan of juicing. I feel a bit of a sugar spike if I drink too much fruit juice, and green juices generally just taste like grass to me (and as I am not of the […]