Zucchini Oat Bread

This is a simple and unpretentious recipe for zucchini bread– nothing out of the ordinary in the list of ingredients, nothing unexpected in the spice combinations, but they come together in the most delicious of ways.  The rolled oats add a subtle flavor and make for a slightly chewy texture and dusting the top with raw sugar and more oatmeal gives it a fresh from the bakery appearance! Read More

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Jambalaya

Could there be a better comfort dish on a cold autumn evening than jambalaya?  This most appealing one pot meal with bold southern flavors is chockful of sausage, shrimp, chicken and rice.  It will fill your kitchen with mouth watering smells and since it can be multiplied with ease, it can fill the bellies of lucky guests with New Orleans deliciousness.  This is a recipe for a great “red” version, as it uses tomatoes.  Saute the onions, celery and peppers in the sausage drippings for rich flavor. Read More


Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts and Chickpeas

This is a rare recipe–  quick, vegan, gluten free*, low calorie, budget friendly, made from mostly pantry staples and very importantly, it is delicious!  Tweaked from a recipe found on the Ambitious Kitchen website, it offers protein in the form of chickpeas and peanut butter plus lots of gingery, garlicky Kung Pao flavor.  Serve it over rice, quinoa or pasta.  Make extra to reheat for a tasty lunch!   Read More


Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Dear Zucchini, you are the most satisfying vegetable for the brown thumbed gardener…You grow so cooperatively and easily that it seems wrong to resent your abundance and fireplace log dimensions, but it can be a challenge to keep finding new and delicious recipes.   Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes the grade however, with chocolate and espresso flavors and a sizable amount of shredded zucchini. Double or triple the recipe and freeze some for school lunches. Read More


Chewy Coconut Bars

These coconut bars have a satisfying chewiness, a rich caramel brown sugar flavor, and the crunch of toasted pecans.  They can be whipped up in no time and will add a fun tropical flair to your next picnic! Read More


Korean spiced beef and rice

This super quick and very easy beef recipe will be a welcome addition to your busy weeknight repertoire.  Ground beef is sauteed with garlic and spices, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds and served with rice.  It also makes a delicious filling for lettuce wraps. Read More