Vegetarian

  • Old Fashioned Creamy Potato Salad

    This old fashioned creamy potato salad is a huge favorite of ours, and a perfect side dish to burgers and dogs on the grill!     Don’t like potato salad? I hear that a lot. That is … until people try this potato salad. No, seriously. My husband won’t typically eat potato salad unless it’s this potato salad. And, he’ll eat leftovers, which is worth noting because he’s not typically a “leftovers” kind of guy, unless it’s steak or his mother’s enchiladas. Starting in spring, this particular potato salad is requested at every family gathering. Yes: Every. Single. One. Friends who’ve tried it? Same request. You might be wondering what it is…

  • Homemade Snack Bars Recipe: It's like Larabars meets Clif Bars!

    Homemade Snack Bars Recipe

    After hearing my sister rave about these homemade snack bars for a few weeks in a row, I asked if she’d mind sharing the recipe here — and, lucky for us, she accepted the challenge. Enjoy these easy-to-make, vegan, gluten free, tasty treats! I always need a snack at work sometime between breakfast and lunch. Always. I usually carry a piece of fruit, but that doesn’t always fill me up. So, a month or two ago, I decided to try making snack bars. Obviously I need it to be tasty, but I also need it to be a recipe that is easy enough for me to want to make it…

  • Orecchiette pasta with parmesan and pistachios

    Parmesan Pistachio Orecchiette

    This creamy parmesan pistachio orecchiette is the right mix of simple ingredients and big flavor! That’s right, you heard me, pistachios and pasta. That mash-up’s one of those things that sounds a little odd when you hear it, but after you try it you’re like … where have you been all my life?! As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. Now lemme tell you. I can barrel through a bag of salted pistachio nuts — shells on — in less time than it would take the average person to, well, do almost anything. They’re sooooo good. I found an online recipe for “Pistachio…

  • This mouth-watering ooey-gooey baked brie with RO*TEL is a fun and festive appetizer that's perfect for holidays and entertaining!

    Baked Brie With RO*TEL

    This mouth-watering ooey-gooey baked brie with RO*TEL® is a fun and festive appetizer that’s perfect for holidays and entertaining! I’m always on the hunt for simple, yummy appetizers and finger foods when I’m hosting a get-together or having friends and family over for the holidays. Things that take both a minimal amount of time and effort and also yield flavors and tastes that still make your mouth water. Cheese is high on that list. Mmm… Melty, ooey-gooey cheese is even higher on that list. Marry that with a flaky crescent roll crust and RO*TEL, known for delivering bold, adventurous flavor, and you have quite the match made in appetizer heaven. For…

  • Make and store homemade tomato sauce a different, simpler and quicker way with your Instant Pot!

    Homemade Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

    Make and store homemade tomato sauce a different, simpler and quicker way with your Instant Pot! The 2018 tomato harvest proved to be a great one. As of September, I hadn’t seen an end in sight with either the tomatoes growing in my parents’ high tunnel or the plants I had growing in my container gardens.   The year before, the bounty lasted until October and I remember wondering if the last few would ripen before the first frost. (They did.) As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. You can only eat so many tomatoes on salads and sandwiches, or chopped up and…

  • This simple, versatile tomato basil fettuccine is ready in fifteen minutes!

    Tomato Basil Fettuccine

    This simple, versatile tomato basil fettuccine is ready in fifteen minutes! Cooking dinner shouldn’t be a drag. I’ll say this though, it can be hard to embrace a chef knife and a skillet after a 10-hour work day, followed by being a kid shuttle service, and knowing there’s a looming pile of laundry in a mound on the bathroom floor the hamper. I get it. I do. I’m also one to look at the glass half full. To make lemons out of lemonade. I don’t have to cook dinner. I get to cook dinner. See how that works? But that doesn’t mean that every night I’m pulling off a five course meal. (Okay, let’s be real—that actually never happens, unless the…

  • Enjoy a vegan fettuccine alfredo, full of savory sautéed mushrooms, that's just as creamy and comforting as a classic recipe.

    Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo With Mushrooms

    Enjoy a vegan fettuccine alfredo, full of savory sautéed mushrooms, that’s just as creamy and comforting as a classic recipe. Pasta is one of my go-to crowd-pleasing meals because it’s just as easy to prepare a meal for an intimate dinner for two as it is to feed a party with ten. I also like that pasta’s versatile. If I have guests who are trying to stay away from gluten, then the grains are swapped for gluten-free alternatives. Those who don’t eat meat? No problem. Plenty of delicious vegetarian pasta options, and if I do have folks with a meat craving, then a simple alternative is to serve seared chicken breast or…

  • With crispy tofu glazed in a thick hoisin sauce, loads of veggies and noodles, and rich, creamy broth, this simple vegan ramen recipe from Chloe Flavor will be sure to have you wanting seconds!

    Vegan Ramen Bowl with Crispy Tofu

    With crispy tofu glazed in a thick hoisin sauce, loads of veggies and noodles, and rich, creamy broth, this simple vegan ramen recipe from Chloe Flavor will be sure to have you wanting seconds! This post has been sponsored by Nasoya®. Last month I received a copy of Chloe Flavor, the latest cookbook from Chef Chloe Coscarelli, in collaboration with Nasoya (all the tofu recipes in her new cook book use Nasoya tofu). As you well know, I’m not a vegetarian, but I have friends and family who are and we enjoy meatless recipes here from time-to-time, too. When the cook book arrived, it came with a challenge: choose a…