Tag Archives: Parmesan

Farro and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash

This is my 100th post, and I am SO happy that it gets to be this delicious dish.  Last week, while on vacation, I had lots of time to catch up on reading some of my favorite blogs and cataloging ‘things to make.’ During that process, I stumbled upon this amazing recipe from Figs and […]

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots

Over the last year, as I’ve worked to teach myself how to cook a variety of yummy, healthy, and hearty meals, I’ve most often selected recipes that are quite hands-on from gnocchi to stuffed peppers to zucchini fritters.  Cooking is my refuge, and when I get home from a long day at work I enjoy […]

The Eggs Baked in a Portobello Mushroom Experiment

With one remaining portobello mushroom in the fridge I set out to make myself a breakfast treat inspired by this recipe and my favorite motto – put an egg on it!   The process was straightforward.  I first sprayed the mushroom with olive oil and seasoned it with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Then I […]

The Spinach Artichoke Dip Experiment

Those of you who are also teachers and/or work in schools know how special the first day of summer is, and today, we celebrate with the cheesiest spinach and artichoke dip in all the land! Surprisingly, I’ve never made spinach artichoke dip, despite the fact that I tend to hover near it at parties.  After […]

One Pot Pasta

I came home ravenous last night after my first real run of the season. It felt great to get moving again but I needed to make something that was fast, easy and hard to mess up so that I could engage in some necessary r&r. In previous weeks I’d seen a few recipes for this method […]

Basil & Parsley Pesto

With LOADS of fresh parsley this week I was excited to make a sauce that I could freeze and/or keep in the fridge a bit longer than the fresh herbs would survive.  After browsing through several recipes I landed on this one that was an equal ratio of basil to parsley.  I’m going to keep […]

Meatball Spinach Soup

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” – Soren Kierkegaard At times decisions, especially ones about our careers, can feel as though they will forever alter the course of our lives. If we take an opportunity it will open doors, but if we pass it up we worry that we […]

Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts and Pecorino

I know, I know. It’s just a salad.  And in a way, it’s strange to post about it, because it’s just so simple.  But this salad is one that anyone can make and one that brings some ‘spice’ to any table.  Peppery arugula, salty cheese, warm pine nuts, and the tangy lemon make a little […]

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

It’s somewhat hard to believe that I’ve been writing posts for about two months and I have yet to write about our Wednesday dinner club! So… here we go! A few years ago, my friends and I spent our Wednesday nights spouting the random knowledge we have acquired through some healthy competition at a local […]

Panko Crusted Chicken with Dijon Arugula Salad

Back to work today, which meant finding a dinner that was quick and easy to prepare!  Throughout Christmas visits I spent a few minutes interrogating everyone about their favorite cookbooks, recipes, tips, and/or anything they were willing to share. (Is it obvious yet that I’m having far too much fun with this?)   My Aunt raved […]