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Village Panzanella Salad Recipe

Village Panzanella Salad Recipe

Village salads hands down are one of my favorite things about Greece.  We have gone to Greece twice and both times we ate village salads every day.  They are so simple yet so delicious.  A Village salad is nothing more than tomatoes, bell peppers, red […]

Soup Sundays: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Soup Sundays: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I LOVE a good broccoli cheddar soup!  Panera has one of my favorite versions.  When I was little my grandpa used to make cream of broccoli with chicken soup that was also good.  But it was a little runny and made with full fat milk […]

Peanut Coconut Sauce with Veggies

Peanut Coconut Sauce with Veggies

I am having a hard time being inspired these days.  Life is frankly chaotic.  But I want to share good recipes with others, especially people who are trying to cook more.  One of my favorite simple recipes has made my Instagram but I never put […]

soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

Fresh summer tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with.  When we have visited Europe you see most menus cater to what is in season.  You don’t see artichokes in October or root vegetables in the spring.  In the US we definitely are […]

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

  I am now at the end of my pregnancy (I HOPE!!!!) so spending hours in the kitchen sounds less appealing to me.  I get tired so easily just standing these days that I don’t want to be slumped over my kitchen counters chopping and […]

lasagna alla vodka

lasagna alla vodka

  On cold winter days sometimes a good meal of comfort food sounds good, even if it’s not as healthy as we normally eat.  We were sitting inside during a snow storm tying to plan dinner.  My husband suggested lasagna but I didn’t want just […]

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

It is FREEZING out.  As in the air hurts your face cold.  While we were home for Christmas it was so cold I didn’t even want to leave the house.  Then we came back to Detroit and it wasn’t any better.  Even though I feel […]

butternut squash sauce

butternut squash sauce

Fall is finally here.  Even though lately in Michigan it doesn’t feel like it.  One of my favorite foods of fall are all the varieties of squash.  Pumpkin, acorn, spaghetti, butternut just to name a few.  The one thing I find though with squash recipes […]

three cheese rigatoni

three cheese rigatoni

  During the week lately dinners have been vegetarian or vegan.  My husband has been pretty strict trying to eat vegan Monday through Thursday.  So by the weekend I am ready for some comfort food.  I have been following the hashtags #carbsandcheese on Instagram and […]

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

  We just got back from almost two weeks abroad.  We went to northern Italy and ended in Paris.  Out of the entire trip there were two meals, TWO, that were just “ok”.  Both countries LOVE their carbs.  Breakfasts there aren’t like here so getting […]