Rosemary Lamb Burgers

Rosemary Lamb Burgers My family likes to eat lamb, our favorite ways are as kebabs or burgers. I put my own Heather twist on these rosemary lamb burgers. The whole family loved them. If you want to plan ahead, for week night cooking, do all the prep work on the weekend, including mixing and forming…

Vegan Cheese Sauce

Vegan Cheese Sauce I periodically get a craving for nacho cheese sauce – you know, the kind that comes from a dispenser at football games. I came up with my own homemade dairy-free version and my vegan cheese sauce recipe was born. I have forced my family to try this recipe and they did both…

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon Is there anything tastier than a nicely cooked piece of salmon? I think not. That is why I adore this recipe for brown sugar glazed salmon. Typically I like to cook my salmon from fresh not frozen, but that cannot always be done. If you are going to be using a…

Gluten Free Ricotta Cake

Gluten Free Ricotta Cake I’ve been in a baking mood the last month and heard about an Italian gluten free ricotta cake. I looked around and found a recipe, then tweaked it to be not only gluten free but dairy free as well. My entire family loved this. It had a rich buttery texture, was…

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata This past fall we were gifted by a local friend and winemaker with a ton of fresh eggplant from the winery’s garden. While my whole family adores eggplant, I was feeling pressed to find ways to eat it. I came across this recipe for eggplant and tomato frittata and gave it…

Vegetable Spring Rolls

I love making vegetable spring rolls. There are times I just need to eat vegetables. I mean lots of vegetables. And my lots, I mean I really just want to eat vegetables and nothing else. I started making these vegetable spring rolls last year as I was going through my clean eating kick. These are…

Italian Eggplant Capanota

This past fall my family was gifted a lot of eggplant by friend that’s a local winemaker. He and his wife put in a huge garden next to the winery and planted much more than they could use for family or at the winery. I rummaged around and found a recipe for this Italian Eggplant…

Rainbow Bean Soup Mix

This rainbow bean soup mix was a recipe I came up with last year to use as a table decoration for the local woman’s club I belong to. The rainbow bean soup mix is packaged up in a jar and you can decorate the top with decorative fabric. It makes a pretty gift or holiday…

Oven Roast Tri-Tip

Oven roast tri-tip is great now that you are tired of eating turkey and definitely need something else to cook. I served this four ingredient recipe with chimichurri. This is the first time I’ve even oven roasted a steak. As we live in the heart of the land of Santa Maria Style BBQ, normally tri-tip…