Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables

Grilling your vegetables is a fun and easy way to create a delicious side dish or main dish! Basically any kind of vegetable can be grilled. From your harder root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, etc. to your softer vegetables such as zucchini and squash. The process is the same for all the different vegetables. The only thing that really changes is the amount of time it takes to grill them. The harder the vegetable, the longer it will take to grill. I use two different methods for grilling vegetables. [Continue Reading…]

Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

I’ve teamed up with a group of 75 bloggers to share tons of Fall Harvest Ideas with you today! From crafts, to recipes, to home decor and more…we have you covered for Fall inspiration! Check the gallery below and visit some of my blogging friends to see their awesome ideas!! One of my favorite things about fall is making soup again.  I pretty much take a leave of absence from soup during the summer.  Who wants to eat a bowl of hot soup on a hot summer night? Our days [Continue Reading…]

Hazelnut Balsamic Green Beans

Hazelnut Balsamic  Green Beana

Last week I posted this picture on Instagram. The beginning of our green bean harvest.  This year we got smart and decided to stagger the planting of our beans and not plant them all at the same time so we end up over run with green beans.  Hoping to stretch those fresh green beans out over the whole summer! With the picture I asked what your favorite way to prepare fresh green beans was and I got some great ideas I’ll be trying out so hopefully we’ll have lots of [Continue Reading…]

Maple Syrup & Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Maple Syrup Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I have not always been a vegetable lover.  I think I have shared with you before that as a child clear through college until I got married the only vegetable I really ate was green beans – out of a can.  Fortunately for me my taste buds developed more as I aged and I now I eat my vegetables.  Still don’t eat peas but I’m pretty good with everything else.  The newest vegetables to join my vegetable repertoire are brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.  I have been fixing lots of [Continue Reading…]

Steak Soup

Steak Soup

We are definitely in a soup mode around here.   My husband loves soup for dinner but I know there are some men that don’t consider soup a meal.  Today’s recipe for Steak Soup is a meal. It is pretty much a complete meal.  You’ve got your vegetables, your starch and your protein all in one bowl. Throw together a loaf of No Knead Artisian Bread the night before and you’ve got a delicious and hearty meal that will make even your “soup is not a meal” believers happy. This soup [Continue Reading…]

Grilled Vegetable & Peach Salad}The Chew

grilled vegetable and peach salad

  About a year ago my 83 year old mother (sorry mom for revealing your age) started sending me recipes from a TV show called The Chew that she loved watching.  I had never heard of the show but  after I tried one of the recipes she sent me for  Salt and Pepper Butterscotch Pine Nut Cookies that I shared on the blog, I figured I better check out this show.  Glad I did.  It is such a fun show.  It is the perfect combination of a cooking show and [Continue Reading…]

Roasted Winter Vegetables

roasted winter veges

Looking for ways to get your kids to eat their veggies? I’m sharing  Roasted Winter Vegetables, our favorite way to eat our vegetables, over at I Heart Naptime.  Come over and visit. I am part of the new Creative Team over at I Heart Naptime and I’m thrilled to be a part of such an amazing and talented group of women.  If you aren’t familiar with Jamielyn’s amazing blog be sure and start following along with all the great ideas that are being shared over there!!

Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Usually when I hit the produce section of the grocery store I head right to the green vegetables – broccoli, asparagus, green beans.  But earlier this week the green vegetables weren’t looking so hot.  The asparagus was too thick, the green beans were too shriveled and I just wasn’t in the mood for broccoli.  I needed a vegetable to take to a potluck dinner.  (The same one I took t his yummy cashew nut rice dish to.) So I headed over to the orange vegetables – the carrots to be [Continue Reading…]