Recipe Makeover: Skillet Cornbread

Here’s a reliable skillet cornbread recipe makeover.  It has olive oil instead of shortening, which gives a richness of flavor in addition to moisture.   Use this for stuffing, or just eat it right out of the pan once adequately cooled!    

Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili

On a crisp day this chili is just what the doctor ordered, in so many ways.  It’s a great make ahead and pre-portioned servings freeze beautifully.  This chili is meatless and can be a welcome respite from heavy cold-weather dishes, yet is still very satisfying.

Monday Make-Ahead with Quinoa, Veggies and Eggs

This morning, the Monday Make-Ahead resolution came in particularly handy as Paul had to be out the door at 5:30 am to catch a flight.  Which meant that not only did this week’s make-ahead have to be especially fast, it had to be one in which the finishing touches were exaggeratedly obvious as I wasContinue reading “Monday Make-Ahead with Quinoa, Veggies and Eggs”

Perfect Black Bean Burgers & Traditional Guacamole

Several winters ago, we decided to branch out cooking-wise with the goal of both experiencing new flavors as well as learning certain anchors and techniques partial to a specific cuisine.  The deal was that anytime we’d be making more than a five-minute serving of sustenance, we would cook the chosen cuisine.  Our aim was toContinue reading “Perfect Black Bean Burgers & Traditional Guacamole”

Deconstructed Pita Pockets with Greek Chicken Salad

It’s the best when a bunch of separately accumulated ingredients come together into a fantastic meal you didn’t even know was waiting, which is exactly how this deconstructed pita pocket started.  It was an abundance of dill that specifically lead to this what’s-in-the-fridge lunch.  A large bunch of it lay in the veggie this morning,Continue reading “Deconstructed Pita Pockets with Greek Chicken Salad”

Make Ahead Monday: Raspberry-Lemon Muffins

While loving all the make-ahead bowls that have been devoured on Mondays lately, I started to miss baking!  It can feel like Fall is the time to really dive into the baked goods, and for obvious reasons. Still I love a muffin (on Monday and for the rest of the week) and really who amongContinue reading “Make Ahead Monday: Raspberry-Lemon Muffins”

Southwest Turkey Burgers with Mango-Chili Guac

Oh man is this a good combo!  It originated about a week ago, when I was making guacamole on our aforementioned family ski trip.  As I worked through the early prep – chopping garlic and onion, Paul handed me a Fresno chili to include.  Hmm, delicious, but perhaps a little to much heat for aContinue reading “Southwest Turkey Burgers with Mango-Chili Guac”