Garlic Chive Pesto Dressing (on the side)

Today’s recipe is used in two ways: to marinate chicken breasts for grilling and as a dressing for a garden fresh salad. I’m also posting for the April Food ‘n Flix feature film: Peter Rabbit. . . . → Read More: Garlic Chive Pesto Dressing (on the side)

Simply Irresistible Coq Au Vin and Fennel Salad for Food ‘n Flix

Welcome to this month’s round for Food ‘n Flix. Wendy from A Day in the Life on a Farm is hosting Simply Irresistible. I had never heard of this movie but it was a FnF feature back in November 2011. That was before I had found this great virtual movie club. (You can read Wendy’s . . . → Read More: Simply Irresistible Coq Au Vin and Fennel Salad for Food ‘n Flix

Carrot Salad with Olives

One more Cookbook of the Week post. I seem to be on a roll! This is a keeper of a salad. . . . → Read More: Carrot Salad with Olives

Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone

The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 is the current stop on the TLC Book Tour. I’m also including it in my Cookbook Highlight of the Week. Want to live a long and healthy life? Read on. . . . → Read More: Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone

Japanese Steakhouse Ginger Dressing

…and an accompanying salad. This dressing packs a punch of vegetables and is perfect on a salad of spinach, cucumbers, radish, carrots and sprouts. . . . → Read More: Japanese Steakhouse Ginger Dressing

Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Spicy Mayo (and a great book suggestion)

Deep Breathing is a gem of a novel (as are these tacos). Please keep reading, pick up this latest novel, and make TACOS! . . . → Read More: Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Spicy Mayo (and a great book suggestion)

Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

What do you do when you win a prize package of beets (and red cabbage)? Make soup! . . . → Read More: Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

Hawaiian Meal for Cook the Books

Deb at Kahakai Kitchen is hosting Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman. Here’s my Hawaiian inspired meal of Kula Pickled Beet Salad and Huli Huli Chicken. . . . → Read More: Hawaiian Meal for Cook the Books

Morning Glory Muffins for IHCC

For I Heart Cooking Clubs’ Morning Glories theme this week, I revisit a muffin recipe that is chockful of apples, carrots, raisins, nuts, and coconut. . . . → Read More: Morning Glory Muffins for IHCC

Spicy Carrot and Chickpea Salad

We were recently invited to a quail roast at a friend’s house.

Since we were “bagging” our first batch of pinot grigio that morning, The Hubs went all out and lasered a peronalized box o’ wine, just for our hosts and the occasion.

It turned out fantastic (both the lasering and the wine).

Their gatherings, . . . → Read More: Spicy Carrot and Chickpea Salad