Recent Posts

Mushroom and Leek Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust

Mushroom and Leek Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust
I wish I could properly explain to you how ridiculously good this quiche is. I have made it no less than a dozen times in the past two months and the entire family is coo coo for Coco Puffs over it. I know you might be thinking spaghetti squash crust, say what? Say YES. Just say yes. If you’re looking for a lightened up ish (I’m always hesitant to say words like lighter, lightened or skinny because my definition might be different from my neighbors but anywho in the bell’alimento dictionary this qualifies under that umbrella) quiche without the pastry/pie crust you’ve found it. Besides being vegetarian it’s also gluten free. We’re ticking all kinds of boxes with this beauty.

read more

Baked Ziti with Cauliflower

Baked Ziti with Cauliflower
I think cauliflower falls under that category of (somewhat) shunned vegetables in the produce section. You know the ones like eggplant, brussels sprouts, parsnips. They just sit there all sad looking while they get passed by for the broccoli or carrots. Tsk Tsk. It’s really a shame. I think if everyone who thought they didn’t like cauliflower had a taste of this they’d change their tune and become a new found cauliflower advocate cheerleader like me. Maybe next time I’m in the market (which is pretty much Every. Single. Day.) I’ll stand in the produce section telling people they should give it a go. Pass out recipe cards. Toss a head of cauliflower into their baskets while they weren’t looking. Everybody is always in a rush you think they’d even notice? That wouldn’t get me kicked out of the store would it?

read more

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs
Ask and ye shall receive. At least in the case of crock-pot slow cooker recipes. I love getting emails from you awesome readers (well almost all of you – there is this one person  ehem … ) telling me you made something and loved it, asking me where I purchased an item, asking for more of a certain type of recipe.  Lately I have been inundated with requests for more crock-pot slow cooker recipes. Perfect timing because I’ve partnered with Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers to bring you a few recipes using their new Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker WeMo Enabled. What does that mean? It means that it works with your smart device (Android and Apple) to let you easily adjust cook settings … from virtually anywhere. Technology is (most days unless it locks me out of something) awesome.

read more

Mushroom Gourgeres

Mushroom Gourgeres
Gourgeres is a fancy schmany word for cheese biscuits. Or at least that’s how I’m choosing to describe them. Now I’ve heard people go on for days about how amazing cheese biscuits from a certain lobster restaurant that is the color of scarlet. I am telling you these little cheesy gourgeres are WAY better. In my little humble opinion of course, but it’s mine all mine and I’m sticking to my guns. I’ve made several variations of these little cheese pillows and this one with MUSHROOMS is high on my list of favorites.  It’s pretty much impossible to eat just one. Go ahead and try. I’ll wait.

read more

Sauteed Mushroom and Asparagus Puff Pastry Appetizer

Sauteed Mushroom Asparagus Puff Pastry AppetizerPuff pastry is something I ALWAYS keep in my freezer. It’s like a bag of frozen peas, we just need them (most of the time those are to actually eat but with 3 kids in the house they’re more than often used as ice packs, ehem).  Puff pastry is so versatile and has saved my patutie on more than one occasion. It can go sweet OR savory, meaning we can whip up an appetizer and/or dessert on the fly. Now I COULD make homemade puff pastry but on most days I certainly don’t have all day (and have you seen the price of butter lately. I’m seriously considering buying a cow, sigh) to do that so it’s boxed for me 99.9% o the time.

read more

Spaghetti with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Spaghetti with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Did you know that October is National Pasta Month? To be honest, I actually didn’t – every month is kinda pasta month around here ; ) But I’m glad for the pasta-bration never the less. Any chance to bring on the bowls o pasta is a good thing in my book. In honor of National Pasta Month, Dreamfields is celebrating with a new blogger pasta recipe EVRY day this month. That’s 31 new recipes coming at ‘cha. 4 weeks of themed pasta dishes using different cuts of pasta. Heck to the yeah. This week is vegetarian and we’ve plucked a few red peppers out of garden and put them to good use with an easy dreamy creamy sauce that will twirl your socks off.

read more