Recipes

22nd Sep, 2021

Roasted Orange Tomato Soup with Thai Basil

Roasted tomato basil soup with a twist, using orange Roma Tomatoes and Purple Thai Basil. Read More

22nd Oct, 2019

The Big Beautiful Beet

Beets are beautiful and delicious. Roast your beets with your herbs for a spectacular salad. Read More

15th Nov, 2018

Recipe for Apple, Carrot and Coconut Soup

A vegan soup recipe even meat eaters will like, just in time for your Thanksgiving Table. Read More

7th Nov, 2018

Slow Cooker Applesauce from the Windy City

Easy as it is delicious. This is a simple recipe for homemade applesauce that will become a favorite sugar free treat whether for yourself, for baking, or for giving. Read More

23rd Sep, 2018

Soup, There it is!

Minestrone is a slightly sweet, mellow, tomato rich soup that even people who say they hate vegetables will like. Really. Read More

30th Apr, 2018

Some Assembly (and Patience) Required

A record setting cold spring needs a little patience, and a little Mushroom Barley Soup. Read More

24th Feb, 2018

Soup’s On

From Roast to Soup - How to make soup from your left over roasted chicken. Read More

24th Jan, 2018

It’s Better than Chicken Noodle Soup

Chocolate candies you can make at home in four steps with only three ingredients. It's the cure for the winter blahs. Read More

5th Jan, 2018

Your Favorite Skillet Hash

Holidays are over and the feasting has turned to fasting.  With a fridge full of leftovers, which I love, the prep work is done for fast and easy meals.  An added benefit of using your... Read More

21st Dec, 2017

Homemade Holiday Cheer

Double Chocolate Gluten Free Brownies are as rich as they are easy. Read More

12th Dec, 2017

Quick Easy Savory Sweet Potatoes

It’s flat out winter here. So we’re cooking more and gardening less, a lot less 🙂  Here’s a seasonal recipe that I love, not just because it’s tasty, but because it’s easy too. The hardest... Read More

4th Dec, 2017

Zen In the Kitchen

Here in Oak Lawn, the weather is cool (no snow – yet) and there’s little gardening to do. Gardening, and designing Gardens, are my Zen. When I can no longer put my hands in the... Read More

7th Nov, 2017

Roast ’em if You Got ’em

Over the last week I’ve harvested the last of the peppers just before a really cold night with just a baby frost.  I picked even the green and almost yellow banana peppers. We had a... Read More

23rd Oct, 2017

Chili – ‘Nuf Said

It’s a beautiful fall day, not a cloud in the sky.  It’s cold, raining, and fireplace weather.  It’s football season.  Well if you need any more reasons  than those to make yourself a pot of... Read More

16th Feb, 2017

Rosemary’s Sweet Side

Hello Everyone I’m delivering on my promise for a recipe with Rosemary that doesn’t include chicken, LEMON ROSEMARY SHORTBREAD.  But before dessert, a few quick notes on Rosemary   Rosemary is an herb that resembles... Read More