Archive for the ‘Spring Favorites’ Category

Fresh markets and produce aisles showcase  peas of all types every spring and early summer.  If you garden you may find yourself like me with an excess of snap peas and sugar snap peas. They are so good, and yes, so good for you. One of my favorite, and different   Read More ...

Fresh asparagus is one of the first foods harvested by most gardeners. The fresh taste is welcomed and long awaited by asparagus lovers everywhere. Roasted, steamed, and grilled are all popular ways to enjoy asparagus. If you want to indulge in a delicious, low-calorie soup, try Springtime Creamy Asparagus Soup.   Read More ...

Cream Puffs are so easy to make, delicious to eat, and work with so many different fillings. Did you know cream puff shells are great for dessert, lunch, and as an appetizer? I like making mini-cream puffs as in the recipe below and using them in a variety of ways.   Read More ...

Looking for an alternative to meat-based pasta dishes? How about a jumbo pasta shell filled with a seafood mix that is a bit crunchy, a bit succulent, and filled with rich seafood flavor, without using a ton of seafood? Seafood filled shells are the answer. The recipe is a bit   Read More ...

Steak on the grill is a warm-weather favorite. Whether beef or venison this marinade works so well. It adds a luscious flavor, not over-powering, just delicious. A nice benefit is it also tenderizes the meat and allows you to enjoy less expensive cuts.  Beef stew meat marinated and then placed   Read More ...

Ah yes you history and food lovers, you can have your pie and eat it too.  Rhubarb was very often referred to as Pie Plant. Why? Well, of course because back years ago it was always put in pies and it was one of the first fresh fruits available after a   Read More ...

This pasta dish is just plain yummy. It is a bit spicy, a bit rich, and more than a bit good. Morels are delicious, wild mushrooms that have a wonderful flavor and texture. Spring flea or farmer markets often have morels for sale. These wild mushrooms are hard to find   Read More ...

A fruit clafouti is a French, egg-rich dish that can work for a dessert or better yet, as a breakfast or brunch dish that is a bit different than most. Kids love this for breakfast and a clafouti is a great way to pack your kids with protein before they   Read More ...

Radishes are one of the first vegetables to be harvested by most gardeners. Their crispy, colorful, flesh is relished as a sign more good food will be coming from the garden soon. Radishes are delicious sautéed in a bit of olive oil and rosemary, and of course they are so   Read More ...

Corn Chowder is one of my favorite soups. It is just different enough from most soups and is a treat whenever I make it. The bacon and onion combination is delicious. The finished soup is silky smooth and so creamy you won’t believe it is made with fat-free milk and   Read More ...

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