Easy Lentil Soup

Ingredients: 2 cups chicken broth 1 yellow onion diced 3 cloves garlic 1 bag lentils 1 tsp garlic powder salt pepper Directions: In a medium saucepan cook down the onions and garlic until fragrant and the onions are clear. Add lentils, 2 cups of broth, and add water so that the lentils are fully covered….

Mimi’s Creamed Cauliflower

INGREDIENTS: 1  head of fresh cauliflower 1  pkg  McCormick Original Country Gravy 2 cups Half and Half Grated Pepperjack Cheese DIRECTIONS: Steam cauliflower until tender.  Follow instructions on McCormick pkg.  I USED HALF and HALF INSTEAD OF THE WATER. Salt, pepper and Grated Pepperjack  cheese to taste

Panzanella Salad

Well I’m a little late to the game in discovering Panzanella, but I have to post the recipe in case you’ve been in the dark like me.  This makes a great refreshing summer salad, but since we made it in the winter, we’d say its good for any time of year. Ingredients 2 large baguettes,…

Nana’s Zucchini Casserole

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 block unsalted butter 1/2 onion diced 1/4 bell pepper diced 3 medium zucchini – cubed 2 small squash – cubed 1 tomato – cubed breadcrumbs Creole Seasoning Salt Pepper Garlic Powder Mozzarella Cheese DIRECTIONS Saute onion and bell pepper until onion is clear. Add the zucchini and squash and cost with butter.  Cook…

Nana’s Green Beans

These green beans are sure to sooth your soul.  Nothing like a good comfort food side on these cold winter days… INGREDIENTS: 1 packet uncured cubed ham 2 bags frozen cut green beans 1 onion 2 tbsp minced garlic 1 cup water 3 tbsp butter DIRECTIONS: Fry ham in 1 tbsp butter. Add diced onion…

Butternut Squash Soup

2 cups vegetable stock 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 carrot, peeled and diced 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced 1 medium (uncooked) butternut squash*, peeled, seeded and diced 1 sprig fresh sage 1 white onion, diced 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper, or more to taste 1/8…

Review: Blue Apron – Beef & Potato Latkes

Well, our first Blue Apron meal was a success:  Sauteed Beef & Potato Latkes!  While the prep time was much longer than expected, the end result was delicious.  I also wish they would have listed the tools needed under the ingredients, since apparently I do not have a box grater. Sauteed Beef:  Pouch of tomato…

Zucchini Cannelloni

This is a labor intensive one, but a fancy side or appetizer for guests (if you want to impress of course)!   INGREDIENTS: 4 medium uncooked zucchini 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 2 clove(s) garlic clove(s), smashed 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 tsp kosher salt, plus extra for salting water 1 cup(s)…

Zucchini Bites

Super easy side dish that is part healthy & delicious! INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup marinara sauce 1/2 cup finely grated mozzarella 1/4 cup pepperoni minis (I didn’t use these since I forgot to purchase beforehand) 1 tablespoon…

Parmesan Potato Fries

INGREDIENTS: 3 Large Baking Potatos – sliced in wedges 4 tbsp olive oil 2 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp Italian Seasoning 3/4 cup shredded parmesan DIRECTIONS: Set oven to 375.  Grease baking sheet. In a large bowl, toss potato wedges in the olive oil. In a small bowl mix together the…