Black Bean Salad

Share

Hello! I know I haven’t posted in ages, but now that school is out for the summer I have more time. The boys all successfully finished their sophomore and freshman years in high school. I’m told that next year, which is junior year for the triplets, is going to be a doozy — apparently lots […]

Share

Turkey Sloppy Joes with Hoisin and Cilantro

Share

My parents gave me a subscription to a magazine called Fine Cooking for Christmas. I have been receiving it for several years now and I LOVE it! It’s one of my favorite cooking magazines. One recipe is better than the next.

This recipe came from the latest issue and it’s a perfect weeknight meal because it […]

Share

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Share

I made this as an appetizer yesterday for our dinner guests. I finally received some tomatillos from the CSA (not too many were distributed this year) and this seemed like a perfect way to use them. This salsa has a nice lingering burn to it, but it wasn’t too hot. The heat will depend upon […]

Share

Thai Curry Turkey Burgers

Share

We arrived on Shelter Island yesterday early evening. It was gorgeous outside, the sun was shining and it was hot, but not too hot. I had a hankering to turn on the grill, but since it was getting late, I wanted to make something simple that wasn’t going to take me until midnight to prepare. […]

Share

Quinoa with Cilantro, Mint and Lime

Share

Fresh cilantro, mint and lime have to be three of my favorite summer flavors. Add them to quinoa and they make a tasty side-dish. At least I think so. I can’t say my family agreed.

When I served this the other night, I expected that my husband and I would be the only ones to eat […]

Share

Black Bean and Pepper Jack Burgers

Share

When I saw these burgers pictured in a magazine, they looked exactly like hamburgers to me. When I made them, they also looked a lot like hamburgers.  Once you bite into them though, they taste like a burrito.   These are one of the better bean burgers that I have eaten.   I still love Mark Bittman’s […]

Share

Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Lime Sauce

Share

This has been one of my go-to barbeque recipes this summer. I can’t tell you how many times I made these pork chops. Each time I had the scale the recipe up because I was serving a crowd, but they’re perfect for a crowd because they cook so quickly and the sauce […]

Share

Vegetable Summer Rolls

Share

This is another one of my favorite recipes of the summer.     The flavors explode in your mouth when you take a bite.   There is really nothing better than the combination of fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden. These rolls a little time consuming to make because you have to prepare a lot […]

Share

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

Share

When the weather starts to get chilly, I’m always on the lookout for a good, comforting soup recipe. Although I hated them as a child, I now love lentils (perhaps there’s hope for my boys?) and I’m always willing to try a highly recommended lentil soup recipe. This one was […]

Share

Ranch Potato Salad

Share

I subscribe to some recipe newsletters and this recipe came to me recently be email. I love a good potato salad in the summer, and this looked interesting enough for me to want to give it a try. This is currently my go-to potato salad recipe, and I love it, […]

Share