Beet Risotto is Good for Fall

It’s fall recipe time, so I thought I’d share this one for beet risotto. This is not only a nice fall side dish but can also be used for Thanksgiving. I don’t have a clue to the recipe’s origin, but know we used this for many years when we had our catering company. BEET RISOTTO…

Avocado Pie

First off this is not a savory dish. This is 100% dessert – luxury dessert. Avocado pie is easy to make and if you like me LOVE avocado you’ll kick yourself for not making it sooner. I’m from California, it would seem like a sin to not love avocados. Mixing them into a sweet pie,…

Summer Ratatouille

With the end of summer just around the corner [sigh] I’m faced with what to do with all the delicious local veggies I’m finding at the grocery store. Summer ratatouille seemed like the best bet as I keep seeing gorgeous eggplant, bell pepper and tomatoes. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to snap photos. But… I did…

Red Rice Salad

I found a recipe for red rice salad this past spring and never got around to making it. I’m actually glad I waited until summer to make this so I could use fresh summer peaches. Sure you could use frozen, but it just won’t taste the same. Red Rice Salad 1 Persian cucumber, washed, sliced…

Pan Fried Squash Cakes

I’ve been cooking a lot this summer and who can blame me with so much fresh summer produce? Take Italian squash – there’s a ton of it in the grocery stores and at your local farmer’s markets. All you have to do is find new ways to cook it like these amazing pan fried squash…

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are an absolutely favorite food. If you’re lucky enough to find green tomatoes at your local farmer’s market buy them – I promise you wont be disappointed. I like to do this dish when the tomatoes are still on the harder side – if you wait until they’re soft, they’ll fall apart…

Easy Sauteed Zucchini for Summer

Fresh fish makes my hubs happy. Spending the day on the water to get said fresh fish makes him even happier. We like to take the fresh rock cod, lightly flour it and sautee in a cast iron pan. Serve it with this easy sauteed zucchini – add a little onion, and a side of…

Failure to Success as I Accidentally Made Creamed Spinach

So in an attempt to embrace the Irish in my family I’ve been on the hunt for Irish recipes. I’d love to hear from someone actually living in Ireland about Irish foods. Sadly my American friends with Irish roots were of no use with recipes unless they were drinks. I discovered this recipe that was…