Pickled Vegetables – An Easy and Tasty Snack

Pickled vegetables made with spices and brine can be kept in the refrigerator for several weeks, are easy to create, and make a great healthy snack. In this week’s Tuesdays in the Garden we are sharing preserving and canning ideas. As you may know, I’m more of an ornamental than edible gardener. I do grow… [Read More]

Comfort Food: Quick One Pan Baked Chicken and Veggies

This one pan baked chicken and veggies recipe comes from an old college friend, thirty years ago. I was living with two other girls in a first floor apartment, and three of our guy friends lived directly above us. One of the guys made dinner for us. It was one of those great comfort food… [Read More]

Vegetarian Pasta Primavera

One of my favorite meatless main dish recipes is vegetarian pasta primavera. My mom used to make this, and we all loved it. In fact, when my husband and I were first married, this recipe was something we would make on a weekly basis. Years later we realize that our waistlines, and health, cannot handle… [Read More]

Classic Chopped Salad: Have it Your Way

You’ve probably eaten a chopped salad before. It’s not quite a cobb salad, nor a chef salad, but of course it could be, because, in my mind, a chopped salad is any salad where all the ingredients are small bite sized pieces. Chopped Salad Ingredient Ideas The best part of the chopped salad is having… [Read More]

Easy Chicken Nachos with Low Acid Tomatoes

Have you notices that many yellow and orange tomatoes have less tang and more sweetness than red tomatoes? That’s because they are lower in acidity. I love to pair them with other veggies like hot peppers and onions to balance the heat with the sweet, like in this recipe for easy chicken nachos. I learned… [Read More]