Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

This Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad is one of my "go-to" summer salad recipes. It is really simple to make and you can customize the vegetables to meet your family's specific likes. You can also easily cut the recipe in half or even double it to meet the needs of the occasion.  I also really like that it has a starch and loads of vegetables all in one recipe; just add a protein (either within the salad or on the side) and you are all set to go! One minute before the pasta is done, add broccoli … [Read more...]

How to Make Stewed Rhubarb

A few days ago, I posted a recipe for Rhubarb Sour Cream Muffins and talked a little bit about rhubarb. Rhubarb is probably the one advantage to living in a northern climate! If you are not familiar with rhubarb, it’s a cool season perennial vegetable, that’s right…it’s a vegetable! Even though we most often treat it as a fruit in such confections as pies, crisps, squares, ice-cream, compotes and jams, crumbles, coffee cakes, sweet breads and muffins, rhubarb is actually a … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Vegetables

  When I can't decide what veges to have for dinner, Oven Roasted Vegetables is often my go to recipe. This dish is so versatile and really easy to prepare. It is great to serve when you are having guests, you can prepare the vegetables ahead of time and then just pop them in the oven 40 minutes before dinner. You can use just about any combination of vegetables you have on hand. It is a great way to use up those couple of carrots, half a head of cauliflower, overripe tomatoes or most … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Recipes of 2015

As cliche as it sounds, it really is difficult to believe that 2015 is over. I could swear that just a few weeks ago we were sitting on our deck enjoying those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Now the hustle and bustle of Christmas are behind us and we are looking hopefully toward a new year in 2016. Before totally engulfing myself in a new year of blogging, I always find it fun (and enlightening) to review our blog stats from the previous year. Recipes make up a large part of our blog … [Read more...]

~ A Family Tradition; Preparation of a Nativity Tray ~

A few people have asked if I would again this year explain the tradition surrounding the preparation of a Nativity Tray. Less than a week from today is Christmas Eve so I thought this would the perfect time to share with you a  tradition in our home.  This Christmas Eve will be our twelfth year to prepare a Nativity Tray, which is a medieval English custom. … [Read more...]

Vegetables are in abundance right now, it’s the perfect time for a quick and easy stir fry!

This is the time of year when every garden, roadside stand, farmer's market or even your local supermarket is positively bursting at the seams with an abundance of fresh vegetables. … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – Nine weeks in and doing…?

Like many of you,  my New Year resolution was to be more active, eat healthier and lose a few pounds. How am I doing 9 weeks in...I'm doing OK, better than I was, but still working on it. … [Read more...]