Creamy Pumpkin Soup

It's finally time to wrap up summer meals and prepare for cozy fall dishes.  In my world, that means all-things-pumpkin! Soups are our fall staple due to their easy prep and long-lasting freezing qualities.  This weekend we decided to change out our tried and true butternut Butternut Squash recipe with one that is  equally delicious, fall-festive, and healthy-- Creamy Pumpkin Soup. This soup is jam-packed with healthy ingredients such as veggies, extra virgin olive oil, ginger, and more. It's a recipe that's definitely worth the taste … [Read more...]

Corn Cakes with Blueberry and Tomatillo Salsa

August is my favorite month because all of the once barren corn fields are now bursting with lush green stalks boasting some terrific ears of corn. We eat corn at least 3 times a week in the summertime so, I am constantly looking for inventive ways to get those kernels onto the dinner table. Luckily, my friend came to visit this weekend and brought along a tasty recipe for Corn Cakes with Blueberry and Tomatilla Salsa so we blocked out an hour to get cooking. These cakes are quite easy to make.  The only real time involved is boiling … [Read more...]

Watermelon Gazpacho

Calling all soup lovers, or non-lovers Have you tried gazpacho this summer?  I sure hope so. A few years ago I started making gazpacho and I've since become obsessed. The best part about Gazpacho (in my humble opinion) are the medley of flavors that BURST in your mouth, the texture of the soup, and the fact that it's served COLD.  It's perfect as a summertime side and seriously can't be any easier to make. So, maybe you've avoided it because of the quirky name? Maybe you're not into chilled soups? I promise this recipe for … [Read more...]

A Chilled Dip for July 4th

Are you scheduled to have a house/apartment full of people this holiday weekend? Or, are you mooching off your “good” friends? Either way, you should definitely have a dip.  And no, not a dip in the pool–I’m hoping you’re already planning to do that.   Here's a quick dip recipe for you to print out and put in your back pocket (or beach bag) for your last minute weekend grocery trip.  It's easy to make and will compliment any classic 4th of July burgers-and-dogs barbecue. So, let the fireworks begin…..around your picnic table! Save … [Read more...]