Tag Archives: snack

Buttermilk Whole Grain Crackers

One surefire way to impress your guests is to serve homemade crackers. Kim and I concocted these in preparation for Donald Link’s visit and they were amazing!

Christmas Limas

Fresh shell beans are something that I do not grow myself but love to buy at the farmers market.

Pumpkin Bread

Nothing perfumes my kitchen more than a beautiful spiced pumpkin bread baking in the oven.  With fragrant cinnamon and ginger, this bread just feels like fall to me. Here is my twist on this seasonal bread that your whole family will love. I love to add coconut flakes and golden raisins which combine to give […]

Donald Link: The Beginning

A few years back we were lucky enough to befriend Donald Link through a mutual friend in the restaurant business. Donald is the chef/owner of the stellar New Orleans restaurants, Herbsaint and Cochon.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These roasted pumpkin seeds made with coconut oil are delicious; crunchy and salty with a hint of sweetness.

Love the Veggie Platter

This is a great way to move things out of your garden on a daily basis. It is wonderful to have a platter of fresh, vibrant veggies waiting for your guests when they arrive…

THE Banana Bread

Sshh…This is my secret, go-to recipe, I am in the mood to share today! I tweaked this recipe from one in Martha Stewart Entertaining, which is a great resource for fail proof entertaining recipes…

Val’s Granola

If possible try to get unsweetened dried fruit at a local health food store for this yummy granola. Who needs the extra sugar when it is so tasty on its own?

Zucchini Ribbons

The last time we were in Tuscany, this simple zucchini salad was brought to our table family style. It proves the old adage “simpler is better…”

Zucchini and Zucchini Blossoms

I look forward to fried zucchini blossoms as soon as I plant the seedlings in the garden. Here’s a great recipe I hope you enjoy as much as I!