Amaranth & Squash Casserole

This was sooooooo good.  I took a classic chicken and wild rice casserole recipe of my grandmother’s and tweaked it just a tad to get this new winter classic.  Best part?  It is gluten-free, vegetarian, and dairy-free.  This is what I needed this week – I have the annual crud.  Moving to a new school,Continue reading “Amaranth & Squash Casserole”

Minneapolis Weekend + Walking Dead Food

This is yet another one of those cell phone camera only posts.  I have been dropping the ball on my photography skills here lately.  However, it was our anniversary this past weekend and so we took off for Minneapolis for the weekend for a much needed relaxation time with my sister and her husband andContinue reading “Minneapolis Weekend + Walking Dead Food”

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

This soup is the perfect cure for the end of summer to beginning of fall blues.  Kind of miss the pool with the lingering hot days, but loving the cool sweatshirt nights?  Yeah, me too! I used some leftover corn on the cob to make this corn and sweet potato chowder – it’s something IContinue reading “Sweet Potato Corn Chowder”

Salmon Cakes w/ Lemon Yogurt Sauce

This right here is one of my favorite types of meals – roasted vegetables and fish, specifically salmon.  I always start to crave this kind of meal when things start to turn towards autumn – even when I just think it is starting to turn.  However, it’s still hovering in the 90s around here thisContinue reading “Salmon Cakes w/ Lemon Yogurt Sauce”

{Better Than} Best Pizza Crust Ever + Drawing App

Sometimes accidents are happy ones in the kitchen.  I was trying to make dinner the other night and Greta was in the process of melting down – I simply waited too long to start dinner for her sake. I tried to make my favorite pizza crust, from memory.  Usually this isn’t so hard, but whenContinue reading “{Better Than} Best Pizza Crust Ever + Drawing App”

Zucchini Cakes + Iowa City

Ok, so not cakes that are sweet, but nice little baked goods that are somewhere between a frittata and tater tot and oh so good. These babies were so good I made them two nights in a row at our house!  I still have loads of zucchini to use up – so of course theContinue reading “Zucchini Cakes + Iowa City”

Zucchini & Meatballs w/ Spaghetti + DIY Gift Bows

I’m getting worse at this blogging thing, I fear.  I spend less and less time on this, as I have more time for family, friends in the Des Moines area, and house projects like its my job.  Let’s take a quick peek at what has been going on around here this week.   Cooking andContinue reading “Zucchini & Meatballs w/ Spaghetti + DIY Gift Bows”

Zucchini Curry Soup + New Floor Reveal

This post brings you more ideas on how to use the zucchini from the gardens at this time of year, plus another peek at how our house is coming along.  I have been on a long hiatus here lately, due to an overwhelming number of home projects.   A few more of the monstrous zucchinisContinue reading “Zucchini Curry Soup + New Floor Reveal”

Israeli Couscous & Creamy Mushroom Bake

I love to modify old favorites to make a familiar meal feel new and refreshed.  That’s exactly where this next recipe’s origins are – a childhood recipe that has already been featured on here once before in the form of Curried Oat Cakes.  I swapped out a few items and added in some others forContinue reading “Israeli Couscous & Creamy Mushroom Bake”

Pinto & Corn Quesadilla Bake

This is a perfect weeknight meal and you can easily substitute the beans and corn for other pantry staples.  It was a crowd-pleaser, it is filling, quick & simple, and can be made for meat-lovers, vegetarians, vegans, and foodies alike.  Start with salsa or enchilada sauce of your choice – I used salsa verde.  LayerContinue reading “Pinto & Corn Quesadilla Bake”