Side Dish

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Rainbow carrots are a novelty vegetable and relatively new to the farmers markets.  They do taste different from the favorite orange variety.  The batch of carrots in our Bountiful Basket were wonderful! 

Real Green Bean Casserole

Hi, I’m Jessica H. This is my first blog post. 🙂 I had a baby two months ago, so when asked what I wanted bring to Thanksgiving dinner, feeling unable to tackle the rolls as I have for several years, I offered to do something a bit easier–Green Bean Casserole. […]

Japanese Fried Rice

My step dad is Japanese. His mom is from Okinawa, she is the sweetest woman in the world. She stands 4’2 but her smile brightens a room! When they came into our family they also brought a whole new world of foods with them. This is one of the easier […]

Spinach with Cranberries and Almonds

Bright, vibrant-looking spinach leaves are not only more appealing to the eye but more nourishing as well.  Spinach has been called the world’s healthiest food.   We all know that Popeye made himself super strong by eating spinach, but you may be surprised to learn that he may also have been […]

Citrus Asparagus

Asparagus has been a prized delicacy for over 2,000 years.   No wonder I love it so much!  Asparagus is also loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.   You can roast, grill, or fry asparagus.  My favorite is to combine it with whatever citrus I have available.  Feel free to substitute the oranges […]

Golden Harvard Beets with Lemon Garlic Chicken

“The beet is the most intense of vegetables,” ― Tom Robbins Challenge.  Find a way to make beets a new family favorite!  I remember when I was a child  my mother made Harvard Beets.  The intense red beets would melt in my mouth with a sweet and sour bite.  I […]

Savory Galettes

In planning a menu for a Games Night the idea of tapas came to mind. This reminded me of a recipe in the August 2013 Better Homes and Gardens August for Lemony Ricotta Summer Squash Galette. Not only was it easy, it used ingredients already on hand! I also knew […]