Cooking School/ Roasted Vegetables
Roasted vegetables are easy, fancy, and healthy. No matter what you make for dinner, a plate of roasted vegetables is always a good addition.
How to Roast Vegetables
Preheat your oven to the vegetable’s desired temperature (see table below).
Rinse and pat dry your favorite vegetable. Slice or chop your vegetable [...]Continue Reading →
Happy Halloween and let the cider drinking begin! Seriously, I may hand this out next week instead of candy. As my daughter Annabelle says, I am totally not kidding.
Originally published October 22, 2009
It’s a shame how long I’ve gone without posting anything. Life has taken over. Last summer, as we drifted about enjoying [...]Continue Reading →
Sometimes. Just sometimes, I hit the ball out of the park. And friends, I hit the ball out of the park when I make bruschetta. Instructions below.
4-5 fresh tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes
fresh basil, cut
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon [...]
You don’t need much for this bowl of goodness. Just grab:
fresh peaches (peeled and diced)
fresh lime (squeezed)
fresh tomatoes diced)
fresh cilantro (chopped)
fresh red onion (minced)
a bit of salt
You decide on the amounts. I did 3 large peaches, 2 small homegrown tomatoes, [...]Continue Reading →
I know that is a weird name. But let me tell you where this recipe came from. One night, long ago, Danny and I snuck out for a quick dinner for two. We lived in Berkeley at the time and decided to stroll down College Avenue. We ran into this quaint little Italian place and [...]Continue Reading →
This dip is so naughty. But I don’t even care. I make it on Super Bowl Sunday and I make no apologies.
Vidalia Onion Dip
3 cups chopped Vidalia onions
3 cups shredded swiss cheese
2 1/2 cups mayonaisses
garlic salt, to taste
Mix all ingredients and pour into greased 1 1/2 [...]Continue Reading →
The big game is coming up (we’ll miss you Tebow). I have the perfect Super Bowl appetizer for you. Why not show up at your party with a healthy party food and negate those horrible rumors about Super Bowl Fare.
Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
2 apples (1 red, [...]
Got a bunch of tomatoes hanging around this time of the year? I’ve got just the thing for you.
Sometimes I get stuck in a rut, and I make the same thing over and over again. This factors in most prominently on Sunday evenings. As we gear up for a new week, we all like [...]Continue Reading →
When I was younger, one of my favorite restaurants offered a warm pinto bean dip along with their tortilla chips. After I left home, I craved the dip day and night. Fifteen years later, I’ve created a bean dip to fill that ever present craving. This dip takes the edge off of any homesickness I [...]Continue Reading →