My Winning Minestrone

The weather here has dipped down to the low 70s. After what seems like weeks (months?) of 90+ degree days, it really feels like heaven outside right now, and I

Chimichurri Fajitas

I had every intention of putting this post up yesterday, and I was supposed to close out the giveaway for the signed copy of Almost Meatless: Recipes That Are Better

Thai-Style Scallops

It’s been a really long while since I made scallops. That being said, this is truly one of my all-time favorite dishes…I love how quick it is to prepare, that

Brunswick Stew for the Daring Cooks

The 2010 April Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Wolf of Wolf’s Den. She chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make Brunswick Stew. Wolf chose recipes for her challenge from

Vegetarian Pho (Pho Chay)

I have been meaning to put together a complete recipe index for a long time. I’m happy to say that I finally got it done. While I was categorizing all

Roasted Tomato Risotto

The 2010 March Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Eleanor of MelbournefoodGeek and Jess of Jessthebaker. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make risotto. The various components of their

When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons Part 2

My Meyer lemons are almost gone. Sigh. I’d gladly take more of these beauties, but I bet the rest of you might tire of the lemony recipes at some point…yes?

Vegetable Coconut Curry

The chutney is optional but is super easy to make. Monica does have a mint-cilantro chutney recipe in the book, but I improvised the one here. This curry also works

Simple Seasoned Aduki Beans

Simple beans are just the thing for those days when life is anything but… This easy aduki beans recipe is adapted from Ree Drummond’s first cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks:

Beef Satay

The January 2010 DC challenge was hosted by Cuppy of Cuppylicious and she chose a delicious Thai-inspired recipe for Pork Satay from the book 1000 Recipes by Martha Day. Since

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Kale and Quinoa

While I love to take my time and cook elaborate meals for dinner, this is pretty much impossible during the week these days. My kids do lots of activities/sports that

Salmon en Croute for the Daring Cooks

The 2009 Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Simone of Junglefrog Cooking. Simone chose Salmon en Croûte (or alternative recipes for Beef Wellington or Vegetables en Croûte) from Good Food

Crockpot Pulled Pork with Apple Cider

I love slow cooked pulled pork, and it’s quite simple to make in a crockpot. Many pulled pork recipes call for bottled barbecue sauce, though, and it’s tough to find

Turkey Pho

I had plans to do a Thanksgiving recipe round-up earlier today but with parent-teacher conferences to attend, the kids home from school, and all the cooking and cleaning that needed

White Bean Stew With Pumpkin and Kale

We’ve been graced with many gorgeous, barely chilly days over the last few weeks, but the evenings are cool and I love having warm soups to eat. Since my pantry

Tomato Tart

Remember that ball of homemade puff pastry I stashed away after the Daring Cooks puff pastry challenge? Well, I defrosted it yesterday and made a delicious tomato tart. (To be

Pho Ga for the Daring Cooks

The October 2009 Daring Cooks’ challenge was brought to us by Jaden of the blog Steamy Kitchen. The recipes are from her new cookbook, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook. Pho (pronounced

Kidney Bean Crockpot Chili

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but Fall is definitely potluck season around here. Every year, not a weekend goes by in late September and October that