Plant-Based Deliciousness

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Holiday Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Holiday Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The gorgeous pop of color and irresistible flavor combination make these potatoes perfect for the holiday table! The sweet potatoes of my childhood Thanksgivings were of the traditional Southern-style casserole variety which meant loads of sugar, butter, and, of course, marshmallows. I’m not knocking it […]

Vegan BBQ Baked Beans

Vegan BBQ Baked Beans

Remember how I was all, “Summer’s coming!” in my last post? Well, I may have been prematurely excited because it’s still cold but that is not stopping me from looking ahead to summertime and all the classic picnic and potluck favorites we love, including these […]

Green Beans with Pesto

Green Beans with Pesto

Don’t you love how sometimes the simplest dishes can be so tasty? Our youngest turned three yesterday so I made some of her favorites for dinner last night.  Slow cooker mac & cheese (more on that another day), honey drizzled carrot fries (another big hit) […]

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Because I had three full bags of baby spinach in the fridge that I needed to use or lose, spinach was the theme of last night’s dinner.  We had a delicious spinach and tortellini soup, more on that another day, and these little mushroom bites. […]

Goat Cheese Quinoa with Spinach and Pine Nuts

Goat Cheese Quinoa with Spinach and Pine Nuts

It was one of those days when very little went according to plan and I was *this* close to letting the pizza man handle dinner… but then I remembered the gorgeous okra and corn on the cob just bought two days ago at the farmers […]

Classic Coleslaw

Classic Coleslaw

To me, coleslaw is a perfect addition to any summertime cookout and was delicious paired with our BBQ Baked Beans last week.  What I like about this one is that the cabbage retains just the right amount of crunch and flavor because it’s not drenched […]

BBQ Baked Beans

BBQ Baked Beans

I have used this recipe for baked beans every summer for the last several years.  Okay, not this *exact* recipe; the previous one included meat.  We’ve now had this vegetarian version twice and, as always, it’s delicious! 2 (15 oz.) cans baked beans 1/2c brown […]

Easy Bleu Cheese Dressing

Easy Bleu Cheese Dressing

Last night’s dinner was served with a salad of mixed greens, pepper jack cheese, red grapes, and Bleu cheese dressing.  The salad may sound like an odd combination but it was delicious and really paired well with our steak seasoned couscous wraps. 1/8c milk 1c […]

Roasted Garlic & Leek Soup

Roasted Garlic & Leek Soup

The annual spring cold that has been going around lately finally made an appearance at our house.  I had a little touch of it but my husband is absolutely miserable! So, in addition to a homemade juice involving lots of ginger, garlic, kale, and other […]

Savory Stuffed Red Potatoes

Savory Stuffed Red Potatoes

I recently found myself with half a bag of baby red potatoes and no real plans for them.  A few more days and they would go out with the trash.  That seemed wasteful though and I’m trying to make more of an effort to actually […]