vegetable

Zucchini Au Gratin

On Wednesday, I received notification that I am featured on Rachael Ray’s website as “Cook of the Week”. It’s always an honor to receive a nod, but when the nod comes from Rachael Ray, well, that’s pretty much the coolest thing ever! Here is the link:  http://rachaelraymag.com/blogs/rachael-ray/2013/06/12/rrwhatchacookin-featured-cook-the-sparkle-kitchen/ This is also a good time to insert […]

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Honey-Balsamic Parsnip, Carrot & Avocado Salad

My friends sometimes tease me for describing food or ingredients as “nice”. Please excuse me, dears, but this is a very nice salad indeed. Roasting the parsnips and carrots with honey and balsamic draws out the flavor considerably. Your tastebuds will be downright tantalized.  Tossing anything with fresh parsley, avocado, and lemon juice is a […]

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Parmesan and Feta Roasted Broccoli with Hummus

Although it is very cool to be “over” something at about the time it becomes accepted by the mainstream, there are some things that really should be discovered by all. Hummus is having a “moment” right now and I couldn’t be happier. The chickpea, tahini, garlic, and lemon spread came to us by way of […]

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Autumn Apple and Butternut Salad with Cherries, Pistachios, and Chevre – Two Ways!

The holidays are all about happily rushing around between events with those we care about. That’s the nice way to say there is just not enough time from mid-November until January. I was lucky to get to have two of these events within 24 hours of each other last weekend. We celebrated Thanksgiving with BF’s […]

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