Broccoli Bites

broccoli bites recipe

Are you a parent who is having trouble getting your kids to eat healthily? Are you looking for delicious vegetable options for yourself? Try broccoli bites today! I recently got a job as a nanny to two ADORABLE two-year-olds.  They are just about the cutest twins you’ll ever see and sometimes I can’t believe I … Read more

Fun Colors of Spring and Oven-Roasted Carrots

It’s been a fun few days since I blogged about my blue nails.  If you missed it, check it out here!  Thursday morning, after the blog post, my friend Bonnie arrived at Community Bible Study sporting fabulous blue nails in honor of my blog post and our friendship!  So fun!  Thank you, sweet Bonnie! It wasn’t long … Read more

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Gratin

Happy New Year!  Who doesn’t like to start the new year with some healthy new recipes?  I cooked up this skillet of Brussels Sprout Gratin earlier this fall.  The recipe came from Guy Fieri.  Well, not to me personally, but via the Food Network!  The bacon – well that is my addition.  Yum. I’ve made … Read more

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I’ve been cooped up at home with mono for the past three days,  so with all that free time, I’ve cooked up quite a few recipes I’m excited to share (avocado brownies being my favorite)!!! But today I’m sharing homemade hummus!  I love hummus with pita chips or celery sticks and carrots.  It’s a great healthy … Read more

Parmesan Baked Tomatoes

The frost is almost upon us!  That means it’s time to harvest the herbs! I work at The Celtic Cup Coffee House in the small town of Tullahoma, Tennessee.  I don’t have my own herb garden, but The Celtic Cup does.  I love getting to use the fresh herbs when I bake quiches, casseroles, and … Read more

Broccoli Cheese Patties Shared By My Friend

Got broccoli?  I really, really like broccoli.  As a kid, I don’t think I ever tasted broccoli, except maybe in a broccoli, rice, and cheese casserole, and even then that may have been after I grew up and started cooking on my own. My last blog post was about friendship and this recipe comes from another … Read more

My New Favorite Veggie Casserole – Thanksgiving’s Coming!

UPDATE!  My friend Maribeth says she chopped up cooked chicken breast to add to the dish and made a main dish meal out of it.  She also added a sprinkling of dry ranch dressing to the mayonnaise before mixing up.  I’m making this again with chicken!  YUM!  (I can imagine chopped ham also making a … Read more

Butternut, Potato and Onion Crustless Quiche

I know, you know, I never met a Quiche I didn’t like.  So imagine my excitement when I saw this picture from Maureen at The Orgasmic Chef.  It is autumn in the United States and pumpkins and spice and all things nice are dancing in my head.  This includes butternut squash! Maureen begins her blog … Read more

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

Have you ever baked potatoes in your Crock Pot?  Why would you? I can think of several reasons.  On this particular day I was going to be gone all afternoon and when I got home I put some meat on the grill for supper.  I wanted the potatoes done at the same time.  The outside … Read more

Homemade Apple Balsamic Vinaigrette on an Apple Walnut Salad

When spending time in England this summer The Chief and I noticed early on that something was missing from the crowds. Obesity.  Oh, we would see an occasional overweight person (probably a visiting tourist from the USA) but over-all people just seemed  thinner. If spending time with our friends was any indication we concluded it may … Read more

My Mixed Cultures Pasta Salad Made For A Crowd

This is the time of year that farmer’s markets are plentiful around the United States and other areas of the world that are enjoying summertime!  If you aren’t in the habit of shopping your farmers market I might say you are missing some of the best summer has to offer.  Most generally the vegetables and … Read more