Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn) Three Ways

  Elote is just the Mexican way of saying “corn on the cob” and is also commonly known as a Mexican street food sold from carts and stands along the road, especially in the evening hours. Mexican corn on the cob however, is served a little differently, (and deliciously) than our traditional American corn on […]

Baked Squash Casserole

I have always loved squash. Especially baked squash in the casserole form.  Even as a kid, my mom would saute zucchini and yellow squash together in a little butter in a frying pan and I adored it. I like it coated with a little flour and cornmeal and fried and I even like it chopped […]

Spring Vegetables -What’s in Season Now

Happy Spring!  Do you know what vegetables are in season now?  I love too cook with what’s in season, hit the local farmer’s market and try to make something out of it!  Also, when produce is in season it tends to go on sale, so it helps your pocketbook as well! Maybe you just want […]

How to Make Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash was once a foreign oddity to me. I usually tend to associate “stringy” things with textures I don’t like when it comes to vegetables. I detest strings in green beans and asparagus and therefore never really cared to try them in squash. I am all about texture. I hate pulp or floaties in […]

Mushroom & Pesto Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Growing up, my Mom instilled a love for zucchini squash in me. During the summer, she would slice them into rounds and grill them in a pan with butter, salt and pepper.  I couldn’t wait for the softened savory squash to be scooped out of the frying pan and lovingly ladeled onto my plate. It […]

Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter

I love cilantro. I love lime.  I love the combination of the two together.  I try to work them into different things I cook.  Today I decided to try my hand and make them into a butter to spread over grilled corn.  I have to say, it was delicious! The best part about this recipe […]

Oven Fried Pattypan Squash

So I’m posting a recipe.  A recipe for Oven Fried Pattypan squash. Yes, I’m still here. Some of you may be wondering if I’ve been cooking lately.  The answer is “not the way I usually do”. This week, Mr. Wonderful and I had the pleasure of our son Jason getting married. For 2 days, we […]

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

My garden is full-to-the -brim with cherry tomatoes. Everyday we are picking a bowl full.  Mr. Wonderful loves to just pick them and pop them into his mouth like candy.  But there’s only so much of that you can do. What to do when you’re overloaded with cherry tomatoes? Roast them! Take a baking dish […]

Roasted Asparagus with Ginger Sesame Dressing

I love Spring. Except for the allergies that come with it, including those beautiful Bradford Pear trees that are killing my allergies right now. Along with Spring comes asparagus.  You’ll see it dirt-cheap, or as Mr. Wonderful always corrects me, less-expensive.  While it’s on sale, I like to try a variety of ways to fix it.  […]

Cheesy Soft Polenta

First off, I must say I am honored to be featured on Tasty Kitchen’s site starting today under the TK Blog.  If you haven’t visited Tasty Kitchen, you haven’t lived.  It is a site created by Ree of The Pioneer  Woman where food bloggers and home cooks can upload recipes and oh my, are there […]