Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

I am sharing a recipe for “Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup” as I join bloggers from across the country in’s Soup Swap, to celebrate the launch of Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share (Chronicle, 9/16) by Kathy Gunst, Resident Chef for NPR’s “Here and Now.” . . . → Read More: Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

Asian-Sesame Turkey Meatloaf for #FreshTastyValentines

This is my final post for #FreshTastyValentines, an Asian inspired turkey meatloaf. Thanks to TLish for the inspiration. This is also the final day to enter the GIVEAWAY! . . . → Read More: Asian-Sesame Turkey Meatloaf for #FreshTastyValentines

Please Meet Anna…..

Welcome to a late addition to C.L.U.E. as I try to rectify a formidable FUBAR. Here’s a great Black Bean Salad and a Pasta Mediterranean Salad from Anna Dishes. . . . → Read More: Please Meet Anna…..

Peperonata Chicken Pasta

Peperonata Chicken Pasta

Here is a delicious main dish for February’s Secret Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Peperonata Chicken Pasta

Hot Pepper Tequila Jelly

Yes, you read that correctly. There is tequila in this jelly.

Beware. Don’t let your clothes fall off.

Actually, there are no worries because all of the alcohol boils away.


Our peppers have arrived. I had no idea I had so many to pick until I made my weekend trip to the garden. (I . . . → Read More: Hot Pepper Tequila Jelly

Summer Orzo Salad

I have a couple of great aunts that are my idols. Both are in their mid and upper 80s. Both still live on their own and you truly need to get on their social calendars months in advance if you want to go to lunch with them. Between bridge, church projects, volunteering, etc., they are . . . → Read More: Summer Orzo Salad

Musings on a hot summer, my fall garden and surviving

And, a mostly local breakfast. . . . → Read More: Musings on a hot summer, my fall garden and surviving