Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup – A True Classic

Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup Our Favorite Winter Soup – Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup

Naturally Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup may become your go-to soup this winter and for many winters to come. Relatively quick cooking large limas (1 hour pre-soak and 1 hour cooking time) make a deeply nurturing, rich and flavorful broth.

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Cheese Quesadillas with Cilantro, Scallions and Two Cheeses

Cheese Quesadillas with Cilantro, Scallions and Two Cheeses

Cheese Quesadillas You’ll Love – Crisp, Creamy & Flavorful

Preparing for this past Saturday’s Bold Sauces Around the World cooking class (pictured above), I wanted to include a basic cheese quesadilla to serve with Mango Avocado Salsa. Easy enough to do. Or so I thought. The first quesadilla off the griddle was so disappointing. A soggy Continue reading

Summer Squash Ribbons with Pesto – Dinner in 15 Minutes

Summer Squash Ribbons with Pesto – Dinner in 15 Minutes Summer Squash Ribbons When You’re Awash in Summer Squash

Every August finds markets and gardens awash (as in saturated) with summer squash. Whether it’s too hot to cook or too little time, let summer squash ribbons come to the rescue. With a jar of pesto in your fridge, easily made and fun to eat Summer Squash Ribbons with Pesto are ready to serve in just 15 minutes. Continue reading

Garden Vegetable Minestrone Soup Topped with Pesto

Garden Vegetable Minestrone – Colorful, Thick and Satisfying

I know, it’s odd to feature a recipe for soup when it’s so hot outside. But soup’s what I’d been cooking before the weather turned hot. And, fortunately, it will cool down again. And then you’ll be glad to have this tasty and satisfying Garden Vegetable Minestrone in your recipe collection. Continue reading

Tarte Soleil – Puff Pastry Sun Tart

Tarte Soleil – Puff Pastry Sun TartTarte Soleil with Sundried Tomato Tapenade & Pesto –
Gorgeous, Delicious and Fun to Eat

It’s been at least 6 months since I first saw a picture of a very impressive Tarte Soleil (sun tart). So gorgeous I wanted to make one. After waiting and waiting for the perfect event, I could wait no longer. Last week I offered to bring a Tarte Soleil to dinner with friends that I knew Continue reading

Carrot Top Pesto – Say Yes to Carrot Tops

Carrot Top Pesto – Say Yes to Carrot Tops Carrot Top Pesto — No Waste, More Taste

I overheard a woman at the farmers’ market on Saturday asking to have the carrot greens removed from the bunch of carrots she just bought. That woman could have been me just a few short years ago. That was before I knew about adding carrot tops to soup. Continue reading

Lentil Walnut Pâté w/ Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme

 Lentil Walnut Pâté with Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme Lentil Walnut Pâté – Bold Flavor, Chunky Texture, Delicious

One bite wasn’t enough. So I took another bite and then another to be sure. What a wonderful surprise that lentils, walnuts, mushrooms and fresh herbs would be so delicious. With its complex flavor, chunky texture and straight-forward preparation, Lentil Walnut Pâté Continue reading