While trying to stay away from sugar as much as possible, I have found Coconut Milk to be a fabulous condiment to use in my recipes. There’s only 1g of sugar in the Trader Joe’s coconut milk that I use and it has a sweet, subtle coconut flavor that goes really well with a whole bunch of things! I have been using it for making … Read more I’ve Turned into a Coconut Lover, Milk that is…
Holiday Baking: what a wonderful holiday family tradition! When my boys were little, it was one of our favorite activities – baking and decorating holiday cookies together. I just loved having a huge display of colors, shapes and varieties on trays for friends and family who came to visit. In those days, I didn’t know about “exchanges” where you could make a lot of one kind and come home … Read more The Annual Dilemna – Which Cookie to bring to the Cookie Exchange?
My Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA box is a wonderful resource for making desserts. I usually look first to the fruit in my box when deciding on a sweet finish to my meal. Often dinner in itself is enough to fill you fully, but as the saying goes “there’s always room for something sweet!” When making your dessert center around fruit, at least you can be adding beneficial nutrients and … Read more Citrus adds a Fresh Taste to this Sumptuous Dessert!
Next week, much of America will be eating turkey. And many of us will have leftovers to enjoy for days to come. If you’re like me, you may not be fond of reheated, dried out turkey. In fact when I do reheat my turkey, I simmer it in the gravy so that it stays nice and moist. Sometimes, I throw in a few frozen peas and … Read more Just in time for Thanksgiving – Two Great Leftover Turkey Ideas!
I volunteered for dessert duty for an upcoming event and since it’s not my forte, I started searching around for something new to make. I went through all the chocolate ideas, even one with homemade peanut butter truffles inside and decided to head back to something I am more comfortable with – vegetables. Yes, it can still be dessert if it is made with vegetables. … Read more Just ~ Plain ~ Good! Zucchini Cupcakes with Caramel Flavored Icing
I have been saving this recipe to try for quite a while now and I finally decided – this was the time! Everyone has their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and I’ve even gotten copies of some that were so highly regarded that they were said to have sold for $250! Since I’m not a real sweet lover, I look for ideas that are a bit different and somewhat savory … Read more My new Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie contains a Secret Ingredient!
Sweet summer corn is a delicacy and I want to savor every bit of it while it lasts. On many hot summer nights, a nice bowl of soup becomes the centerpiece of our meal with a little quick bread, pita or side salad to complete it. In this case, it is a hearty Fresh Corn Chowder spiked with a little heat from some Talley Farms jalapeños. One of the reasons … Read more Soup for Dinner in under an Hour!
Bell peppers make a wonderful vessel for many combinations of ingredients. The most common version of stuffed peppers is made with rice, so I thought why not a lasagna version made with orzo pasta? I love the taste and texture of orzo and it is a perfect substitute for rice. Served with a fresh salad on the side, this makes a terrific meal! The remarkable peppers I … Read more Portion Control; Serve your Stuffed Bell Peppers in Half!
The better quality your ingredients are, the less you need to mess with them to create amazing food. That was the case with this Corn Salad that I made from my Talley Farms produce. Each item stands on it’s own with superb taste and freshness. Combined together in a salad, they make a striking and delectable dish. If you follow my blog, you already know that I use … Read more The Best Produce Shines without much Fuss!
How many times have you gotten a nice head of broccoli on a long thick stalk and just tossed away the stalk? Or maybe you trimmed the stalk and chopped it up to use it in soup? Well, here’s an idea; spiralize it and eat it as pasta! Best done with a nice thick stalk. All you have to do is trim the knobs off … Read more Don’t Throw that Broccoli Stalk Away – Spiralize it!