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I love to eat…I mean who doesn’t?!?  I’m no professional cook, but I do love to spend time in the kitchen whipping up a delicious dinner or dessert.  I try to eat as much real food as possible and utilize my kitchen garden to its full potential for a great crop of fresh ingredients.  The collection of recipes below are mainly my own or one’s that I’ve largely adapted from other recipes, or as noted.  I post about even more awesome food from time to time that I make from all the amazing food bloggers and cookbooks out there today, so feel free to browse or search around.


Main Dishes

Herb & Balsamic Marinated Steak and Berry Salad

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Sun-dried Tomato Fettucine with Bacon, Kale & Mozzarella

Fresh Green Beans, Mushrooms and Kale with Brown Rice & Caramelized Onions

Fresh Garden Pizza

Potato Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Corn

Tarragon Lemon Grilled Chicken Breasts

Grilled Pizza

Chicken Fajita Kabobs

BLT & Sweet Corn Grilled Pizza

Chili to Cure the Chilly

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Sides & Salads

Backyard New Potato Salad

Crunchy Asian Broccoli Stem Salad

Edamame Quinoa Salad

Granny Great’s Pennsylvania Dutch Green Beans

Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Pumpkin Rosemary Cornbread

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Onions and Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Maple Vinaigrette

Holiday Wild Rice Salad


Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Thyme Sauce

Grilled Peaches

Olive Oil Cakes with Lemon & Thyme


Watermelon Gin & Tonic

Sun Tea

Malibu Melon


Creamy Basil Pesto Dip

Bacon-Wrapped Melon

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Sauce

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