Spaghetti with Zucchini

When the garden is giving you lots of zucchini, pick some small ones with the blossoms still attached and make this spaghetti. It’s so simple but tastes great–and it’s super easy to make!  It probably tastes just as good without the blossoms so make it with small zucchini without the blossoms if need be.   […]

Easy Baked Chicken and Rice

When you’re brain-dead and still need to get a nice warm dinner on the table, try this easy Baked Chicken and Rice. Serve with a green salad or a simple vegetable like green beans or peas.

Easy Mustard Baked Pork Chops

I could not believe how great these tasted given the simple ingredients. I served them to visiting family and my brother was amazed at how easy and delicious they were too. It’s also a great recipe to scale up or down as needed. You don’t really need to measure anything  – just guestimate and adjust! […]

Recipe: Carrot and Cilantro Salad with Mandarin Oranges

Okay, when I see the same basic idea in three different places I figure it’s time to try it. This is so simple, you don’t need any measurements.   Basically it’s the simplest carrot salad with grated carrots, olive oil and lemon juice. Plus a pinch of salt if you’d like.  That alone was delicious but […]

Fresh Corn Salad: Great for Potlucks and Barbecues

I found this recipe in Penzey’s spice catalog and thought it would be great for the barbecue I had planned for Saturday.  When I have people over, I like to do as much ahead of time as possible and in this case I planned on making a few salads and then barbecuing a tri-tip when […]