Summer Veggie Kick

Summer Veggie Kick

Fresh sweet corn, tomatoes, and squash are in pretty much every summer recipe I cook. I don’t think it’s by design, but it’s just what sounds good in summertime. Oh, and they’re on sale! The other night I made baked shrimp, sausage, red potatoes, and corn on the cob with Old Bay seasoning. It was […]

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

This feels a little bit like cheating since this recipe is so easy and I didn’t really plan it, but it’s delicious so here we go! Last week I did a post about how to keep a well-stocked pantry, but it really covered all the kitchen bases, including fridge and freezer. I really can’t even explain how much […]

Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie

Have you guys heard all this hype about how good dates are for preggos? Just in case you aren’t a birth board creeper like I am, here are a few of the (many) benefits: Women who ate dates on a daily basis throughout pregnancy were more likely to start labor on their own and keep progressing, […]

The Well Stocked Pantry

The Well Stocked Pantry

I spend a lot of time thinking about what’s for dinner. Or lunch. Or snack. My mind is usually occupied with what I get to eat next, basically. Many nights, we end up trying to come up with meals based on what we have on hand. And usually it isn’t that difficult because we keep a pretty well-stocked kitchen. The idea is to be well-stocked, not overstocked. Budget is important here, so I’ve included an asterisk(*) on items that you can usually find for much less in bulk sections of the grocery store.

Salmon Stuffed Tomatoes

Salmon Stuffed Tomatoes

Paired with the easiest salad ever, this dish is basically a requirement this time of year. This is one of those ‘take your dinner out on the patio and watch the sun set, then light a couple candles and chat the night away’ kind of meals. So fresh. So clean. So summery. Have a friend bring over a bottle (or two) of white wine and enjoy a relaxing evening with this one.