16 Nov 2022: Olive Oil Crackers with Parmigiano-Reggiano

One positive outcome of our COVID precautions is that throughout 2022, we’ve been participating in online cooking classes. Not only do we get to learn some chef tricks and tips, we finish off with a delicious meal. Mainly we’ve cooked from Sur La Table’s virtual offerings (link here). Resident Chef Vanessa Craycraft makes things fun…

23 July 2021: Easy Zucchini Bread

Sonja and Alex Overhiser are the couple behind the award winning website (and books! don’t forget books!) A Couple Cooks. I’ve often found their creations to be not only delicious, but healthy. And the website’s photos are stunning! When our daughter-in-law, Beth – who most decidedly does have a green thumb – shared a zucchini…

20 May 2018: Sweet Pea Dip

When the weekend rolls around, we like to slow things down and start our evening meal off with Cinq à Sept, our version of the French cocktail hour. And that means a little something to eat before dinner.  I discovered this refreshing Spring dip from Michael Symon on Food Network’s website recently and it has quickly…

02 February 2018: Healthy Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Whenever I can use up the remaining bits of something I’ve only partially utilized during the week, it’s a win.  This week, I had most of a container of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt leftover from a spicy bean dish, and rather than just eat it or (horrors!) wait until it was no longer edible, I…

06 August 2015: TPC Apricot Pecan Bites

Created by The Purple Carrot My curiosity got the better of me this past week as I searched for plant-based meals to use on our menu. I noticed a bit of buzz for a service based here in the Boston area, The Purple Carrot. For roughly $59, one can get nearly all of the ingredients…