Ratatouille

Slow roasted ratatouille

Do you have vegetable overload in your fridge from your garden or CSA membership? Things like eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes? Maybe even some carrots, and onions? Peppers too? Well, I’ve got good news for you or I should say a good recipe for you! This was outstanding! Curiously enough though, it was just ok on…

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Italian meatballs make an easy dinner or can be made in bulk for an easy party dish with rolls

Italian meatballs

Oh, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’m still cooking but not as much! Vacations, pool – summery things mean less cooking for me. I’m not complaining, but I miss my blog. Plus, after the Bread’s Bakery babka…well, I’m on a no sugar diet for the next few weeks (years..ha!). Wish me luck!! And so…meatballs….

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bread bakery chocolate babka recipe

bread bakery chocolate babka

Pardon me everyone, but I’m in a chocolate coma right now. OMG. Chocolate babka is another recipe that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. A very long time. Maybe since the Seinfeld Days?? Not surprisingly, there are no babka’s in my past. No secret family recipes. No grandmother’s who made babka. What…

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new england lobster rolls

New England lobster rolls

Here’s another recipe that has been on my want-to-make list for a while. The last time I had a lobster roll, I was in Kennebunkport in Maine. It was delicious! And so, with all of the 4th of July sales, lobster was a bit of a deal (if you could ever call it that!) at…

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asian cucumber salad is an easy way to enjoy cucumbers this summer

asian cucumber salad

On to more vegetable this week….. Cucumbers! I’ve been getting so many cucumbers from my local CSA this year. I usually just slice them up and eat them as is or toss them into a green salad, but this week I wanted to do something different. Now, I usually make a salad with vinegar, a…

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eggplant meatballs

eggplant meatballs

Here’s a recipe that I’ve been wanting to try for a while because I love eggplant. Many ways. And so meatballs? Well, they had my name of them. These were good! Now, for the bad news: it’s sort of a time consuming recipe. But, like any other meatballs, you can make the mixture one day…

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my mom's recipe for the most amazing spicy swiss chard with potatoes

spicy swiss chard with potatoes

So I joined the CSA this year and have been getting lots and lots of vegetables. We are getting 3 bags full weekly of things that are in season locally. So far, our shares have included lots of leafy greens including romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, red lettuce, swiss chard, cabbage, cucumbers, kale, spinach, arugula, carrots,…

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vanilla dutch baby-7

vanilla dutch baby

I know, another pancake/breakfast recipe! Sorry! I’ve been on a breakfast kick lately. I’ve been wanting to try making a dutch baby for some time now. They have always looked so good, but truth is, I always wondered how they compared to traditional pancakes. Well, I just found out. Really, they aren’t much like traditional…

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father's day pancake pan

Father’s Day pancakes and menu ideas

Since we will be at my Father in Law’s house for Father’s Day Breakfast this year, there will be no cooking in my house, and so Father’s Day breakfast came a few days early this year. Now, we don’t eat pancakes too often, but when I saw a similar image of father’s day pancakes shaped like…

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