Skinny Creamy Tomato Soup with Three-Cheese Breadsticks

The time has finally arrived for my first soup of the season. We’ve had a few dark, damp, chilly days recently, which calls for one thing. It’s something I look forward to as the seasons change: A nice big pot of homemade soup simmering away in the kitchen, warming the…

Avocado Club with Creamy Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Compote

I’ve been away on vacation, so it’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe. Since I’ve returned to Boston, we’ve been having a bit of a heat wave, so I thought a quick and convenient avocado club sandwich would be ideal for today. I love this sandwich because it…

Peanut Butter Crunch Banana Bites

I realized recently that I haven’t posted many easy and quick snack recipes. And I would like to change that. Since we all like to have little bites to eat between meals – – but who, realistically, has time in the day for anything more than five minutes to throw…

Cheesy Tomato Basil Orzo

Over the weekend, we did some hiking in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. We came across a big farm stand along the way and stopped to do some food shopping. They had organic blueberries, fresh corn on the cob, and piles of ripe tomatoes. So I decided it was…

White Chocolate Macadamia Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

There’s a food truck in Boston that I love for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that the food truck sells giant-sized cookies in a variety of creative and fantastic flavors – just the smell of Freshly-Baked-and -Warm-Cookie wafting from the truck is enough to make you fall…

Grilled Vegetable Pasta with White Wine and Parmesan

For me, when the weather is warm, there isn’t much better than veggies on the grill. All it takes is seasonal vegetables, some olive oil, a fresh or dried herb, and a bit of salt and pepper. It couldn’t be easier and, from there, the grill does all the real work,…

Chipotle Crab Cakes with Avocado-Mango Salsa

Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy mentioned yesterday that we needed to figure out our Labor Day plans. Which prompted three thoughts: 1.) That slight heartache in watching the last breezy days of summer slip your fingers? It never really goes away, even after your back-to-school days are long over. 2.) Is there some way…

Zucchini Quinoa Fritters with Parmesan

So I’ve tried something new recently, and I’m so glad I did. Here was my experiment, which led to unbelievably delicious results: I added quinoa to zucchini fritters. These parmesan zucchini quinoa fritters are very simple to make, as long as you follow a few key tips. These zucchini fritters are most…

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