Garden Vegetables with Pappardelle Pasta and Light Lemon Alfredo Sauce

Garden Vegetables with Pappardelle Pasta and Light Lemon Alfredo Sauce8 ounces pappardelle pasta1 medium yellow squash, about 8 inches long1 medium zucchini, about 8 inches long1 small red pepper15 green beans1 tablespoon olive oil3 teaspoons jarred minced garlic3/4 cup low … Continue reading

Grilled Peaches with Toasted Pecans, Goat Cheese, and Honey

Grilled peaches are the perfect side dish for grilled meat, pork or chicken adding just a touch of sweetness. They can also be served as an appetizer. I love that you can make something that looks and tastes spectacular in … Continue reading

Pasta al Forno with an East Tennessee Twist: Bow Tie Pasta with Peas, Ham, and Mushrooms

Doc and I went to Italy a few years ago. It was lucky for us that we went on a bus tour because we never got the hang of the train system. The last night of our trip we traveled … Continue reading

Spring Asparagus and Pea Risotto

Spring Asparagus and Pea Risotto 1 (32 ounce box) low sodium chicken broth1 cup water4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided1/2 cup Sweet onion, 1/4-inch dice2 garlic cloves, minced1 teaspoon kosher salt1 and 1/4 cups Arborio rice (Arborio rice gives the creaminess we … Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower with Everything Bagel Seasoning

This flavorful cauliflower, seasoned with Everything Bagel Seasoning, is a breeze to make. With only 3 ingredients, it is perfect for a busy weeknight.   Roasted Cauliflower with Everything Bagel Seasoning  1 head cauliflower, trimmed and separated into florets1 and 1/2 … Continue reading

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Thanksgiving Dinner is so traditional for some people that the menu never changes. If Aunt Sally’s rolls and Grandmother’s dressing aren’t on the menu, things just don’t seem right. Others, like my Aunt Nancy, like to change things up. You … Continue reading

Fresh Green Bean Casserole with French Fried Onions

This is an updated recipe for green bean casserole. Made with fresh green beans and homemade mushroom sauce this casserole beats the one we ate growing up by a mile. Once you taste it, I doubt you will ever go … Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts with Crisp Bacon and Balsamic Glaze

Reed, my two year old grand-nephew was visiting the other day. He is allergic to peanuts and his parents are trying to teach him about his allergy. His father told me he came up with this response all by himself. … Continue reading