Sesame Dressing

SESAME DRESSING

I had never heard of sesame dressing until college. Sesame was only those things on hamburger buns for decoration to me. I had no idea how tasty those little seeds and the oil made from them were. The school cafeteria was out of my favorite dressing one day so I picked a new one at random and decided to give it a shot on my garden salad. I was in love from that … [Read more...]

Superfast Chili

Superfast Chili

Growing up, we would visit family in the south a lot. I loved spending time with my grandmother, who taught me how to cook. This was always my favorite thing she would cook. It was also the very first dish she taught me how to make. Every winter I make this a dozen times and think of her, the way she would line up all the cans of beans and tomatoes and the jar of salsa and … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Squash

SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Spaghetti squash is one of my favorite vegetables and it’s a big hit in our house. It’s a vegetable masquerading as pasta, what’s not to love? We even started growing them in our backyard garden. It is definitely one of those foods that no one will believe is what it is. The first time I prepared it for my kids, they were very skeptical that this big yellow vegetable could lo … [Read more...]

Beet, Edamame and Egg Salad

This recipe was inspired by a dear friend of mine. She threw a baby shower for me and organized all of the food. A salad much like this one was the centerpiece and it was so delicious. The rest of the food was great of course too, but once I ate the salad, I had cravings for it long after the baby came. Of course I asked for the recipe and gave it my own unique tastes. Now … [Read more...]

Baked Eggs with Farmhouse Cheddar and Potatoes

BAKED EGGS WITH FARMHOUSE CHEDDAR AND POTATOES

Are you a morning person? I never used to be one. That all changed when my kids were young, two or three. They were super early morning risers so they’d get me out of bed. Now that they’re a little older, they like sleeping in but I got into the habit. Mornings are my time. I like to get up between five and six, make some coffee, and enjoy a little bit of silence. Then I mak … [Read more...]