Fresh Asparagus Salad

When I was a kid, we had a cluster of wild asparagus growing in our back yard. I used to sneak out and eat it right out of the ground. It was so crisp and fresh. Every time Spring rolls around I think of that wild asparagus, so I’m making a fresh asparagus salad in…

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream

This no-churn ice cream is so smooth and rich, and the baked pumpkin so tender, your family will think you spent hours on this dessert. What they won’t know is that the entire recipe takes all of 20 minutes to prepare! If you are at ALL a pumpkin fan, you will be in heaven to the last bite….

Baked Avocado

This makes a fabulous, filling breakfast with plenty of protein, calcium, fiber, and healthy fats. I prefer organic, free-range, omega 3 eggs. I’m not a food snob, really. It’s just that I have a friend who grew up on a commercial chicken farm, and…well….let’s just say I don’t mind spending an extra dollar for my eggs. This recipe…

Sultry Sweet Potato Sandwich

This sandwich will blow your freaking mind. It is so good, you might need to eat it alone so no one hears you groaning. And it’s gluten free! No bread. At all. The “bread” is slices of roasted sweet potato! And in the center, you’ve got avocado, tomato, and arugula. I saw the arugula in the…

Homemade Ketchup

When I was a kid my mom used to make homemade ketchup and I loved it. This recipe (adapted from food.com) is the closest thing I could find to her recipe, and it’s delish! It’ll bring you back and make you feel like a kid again–when there was no such thing as corn syrup in ketchup!…

Crispy Zucchini Stix

This is a fun way to make vegetables more palatable for the lil’ guys. And for those of you with preschoolers, this recipe doubles as a perfect hands-on activity. It’s easy to make and involves dipping things, pushing buttons and scooping ingredients. My four-year-old not only loved helping, but she loved eating it too! We’ll…

Homemade French Fries

This recipe has been adapted slightly from Emiril Legassy’s “Perfect French Fries” from the foodnetwork.com. And when I say “adapted” what I really mean is “dumbed down” since I don’t have a candy thermometer, a tea cloth, or peanut oil. And I don’t like to peel my potatoes. But these are yummy. Especially if you…

Perfect Sweet Potato Fries

Perfecting the sweet potato fry is tricky. Most cooks complain they come out too soggy, too burnt, or too chewy. So we run off to Trader Joe’s and pay $7 for a 1/4 pound bag in the freezer section. And for what? One meal? Maybe two? This recipe will put all freezer bag fries, and even your grandmother, to…