Tomato Gardening and Cooking

From Patio Plant to Soup: Tomatoes At Their Best

In All Recipes, Garden, Sandwiches, Soups On September 11, 2014 2 Comments

Growing your own food doesn’t have to be difficult. A fun place to start is with a tomato plant or two. If you’ve ever had a garden-fresh tomato,… Read More »

Artichokes Soaking for Grilling

How to Grill Artichokes and Make Them Easy to Eat

In All Recipes, Vegetables On September 6, 2014 Comment

Artichokes are one of my favorite vegetables, but they’re not one I have often. I do used jarred ones for salads and pastas, but cooking them fresh always… Read More »


The Great Sweet Pea Arugula Wonton Ravioli Race

In Appetizers, Pasta and Noodles On August 29, 2014 Comment

My son and his buddy (both aspiring chefs) were testing out some new recipes at his friend’s house. They were looking for things that could be used as… Read More »


Spinach Artichoke Dip

In Appetizers On August 21, 2014 Comment

Woot woot! Its football season again… well, pre-season anyway. No matter what team you root for, if you’re a football fan like I am, you and your family… Read More »

chocolate fondue

Vegan Fondue Ideas

In Appetizers, Side Dishes On August 12, 2014 Comment

We love fondue and it’s easy to come up with a lot of fondue recipes for the meat eaters in the family. But recently I’ve been experimenting with… Read More »

chef preparing healthy meal

The Free Vegan Meal Planner

In Vegetarian Mains On August 5, 2014 Comment

Menu and meal planning can be difficult on a good day, but if you’re in the process of changing your diet it’s nice to have some help. There… Read More »

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

In Baked Goods On August 1, 2014 Comment

Last week was my mom’s birthday. My daughter asked her how old she was and mom said 32. That is definitely not the case since I’m older than… Read More »

eEgg Avocado & Tomato Breakfast Sandwich

Egg, Avocado & Tomato Breakfast Sandwich

In Breakfast On July 30, 2014 Comment

I love seeing my kids cook. It’s such a joy to watch them try new things and learn which ingredients go together for the best flavors. While my… Read More »

olive oil, olives

Health Benefits of Olive Oil

In Vegetables On July 30, 2014 Comment

Lately there has been controversy over whether or not olive oil offers health benefits. I tend to think of it as a heart-healthy oil, but I’m very interested… Read More »


All about Mushrooms

In Vegetables On July 14, 2014 Comment

Hardly any other food elicits a love it or hate it response like mushrooms. But, like many things, you can learn to like them if you know how… Read More »

Cabbage Ideas

What to Do With Cabbage

In Ideas On July 6, 2014 Comment

You likely realize that cabbage can be used in a salad to give it added crunch, used as a base for a veggie wrap and shredded and put… Read More »

Camping Cooler

Healthy Camping Food Ideas

In Ideas On June 29, 2014 Comment

Camping is one of our family’s favorite summertime activities. Getting out in nature, swimming, fishing (well, the rest of the family fishes), enjoying each others company and…of course…… Read More »