• Casserole,  Main

    Turkey, Cheese & Brown Rice Casserole

    When I was little, our whole family just referred to this as “my casserole,” because it was my absolute favorite thing to eat for dinner. As kids, my brother and I each had our own signature dish that we requested for special celebrations. My brother always wanted my mom’s goulash, while I’d always beg for “my casserole.” Now that I’m older, I realize “cheeseburger & rice casserole” probably made more sense, but what fun is an impersonal name like that?!? So MY Casserole it is!  I’ll worry about points for creativity on naming other recipes. A healthy twist on a childhood favorite Now, about 10 years ago, when I learned…

  • Main

    Pot Roast with Nut Brown Ale and Mushroom Gravy

    “This might be my favorite thing you’ve ever made.” -My brother, who has eaten A LOT of my food over the years. I grew up in a small town dominated by barbecue restaurants – indeed, if you know anything about…

  • Fruit,  Salad,  Vegetarian

    Peach Caprese Salad

    I’m lucky to live less than 2 miles from the State Farmers Market, and every time our North Carolina summers turn up the heat to stiffling, I know a cool, sweet reward will start to appear just down that road…

  • Dessert,  Fruit

    Strawberry-Rhubarb Ginger Snap & Coconut Crisp

    My grandmother lived in a small house on the first farm just outside of “downtown” Hooper, Nebraska.  By downtown, I mean there was a two-block length main street with a smattering of mom-and-pop stores, a small grocer, and two restaurants.…

  • Salad

    Fennel, Endive, and Blood Orange Salad

    When I began to get serious about starting a blog, I invited several girlfriends (the “girlbros” as we so affectionately call one another) over to help me brainstorm about name ideas and goals for the blog that matched my personal…