Apricot BBQ Sauce on Boneless Ribs

This has been the summer of apricots. We have gotten dozens of the tart little fruit through our CSA this summer and they have been delicious in danishes, yogurt parfaits, as their own for a snack, but I wanted to do something different with them. So this past week when I remembered I had country…

Smoked Corn and Cherry Salsa

The CSA (community supported agriculture) box I’ve been getting this summer has been great for many reasons. Not only is all my produce ridiculously fresh and from the source, but the different produce each week has inspired me to create and try so many new recipes and flavors. We just got week 4 of our…

Carrot Top Basil Pesto

The last two weeks my CSA (community supported agriculture) box included carrots and rainbow carrots. While I’ve of course used the beautiful orange and yellow root of the vegetable, I’ve also been using the carrot tops! I’ve used the carrot tops to make a carrot top pesto and have used it on a variety of…

Ricotta Tortellini with Green Pea Sauce

Fresh pasta is my weakness. Any restaurant that tells me they make their pasta fresh, that is what I’m ordering. Doesn’t matter if I went out because I wanted a steak, or nachos, or just for drinks. Someone offers me fresh pasta, I have to take it…the other item that will win over anything (besides…

Moo Shu Pork Stir Fry

Recently I signed up for a CSA, community supported agriculture, so for the next fifteen weeks I get to pick up a box of farm fresh produce. Not only do I want to use this to bring more variety to my fruit and veggie options, but I want to use it to inspire my meal…

Asian Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing

I believe that a good salad is an important addition to most dinners. Unfortunately it’s so easy to make a bad or boring salad that doesn’t bring much to the table besides undressed greens.  Fortunately it’s just as easy to bring a bright colorful salad that can be a focal point of your meal rather…

Falafel Sandwich

Throughout the week I like to keep some vegetarian and vegan meals on the menu. My family has a history of high cholesterol and it never hurts to have more vegetables. Falafel has been one of our favorite go to vegetarian recipes, and this time I decided to go fully vegan with the meal, and…

Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is a standard American comfort food, add a little soup on the side and you have the perfect rainy day meal. Through the years I have started to spice up our grilled cheese sandwiches. Tomato orzo soup is still our go to soup to pair with a toasty sandwich, but the sandwich contents…

Taco Salad

Taco salad is one of our favorite easy meals. I love to pack it up into individual containers and have a healthy and quick lunch throughout the week. I keep the dressing in a separate squeeze bottle so everything stays crunchy and fresh. The toppings vary based on what I’m in the mood for that…

Beef Ragu over Pasta

Beef ragu has become one of our favorite meals. It’s warm, comforting, filling, low maintenance, and can feed an army (which I often have in my home). I prefer to serve my beef ragu over pasta with parsley and parmesan, though I’m not picky about the type of pasta as long as it holds the…