Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms with Herbed Ricotta

My garden is THRIVING right now.  While it’s only an 8x6 plot of land, managing the veggies has been quite an adventure.  Without a doubt, three years into the greening of my thumb and the zucchini plant still overwhelms me. Have you watched a zucchini plant grow in a garden?  The tiny little leafed plant turned into a monster overnight; something resembling a plant from the Little Shop of Horrors.   I was overwhelmed and fearful.  The elephant-sized leaves eclipsed the tomato plant.  The thick roots jutted across the soil and crushed my … [Read more...]

Cranberry Ricotta Pancakes

Meal planning has changed our lives!  My dinner time meal stress is almost non-existent because all of the guess work has been taken out of the equation.  I now usually know what I'm cooking, I shop for the ingredients once on Sunday evenings, and I factor the appropriate amount of prep time per meal. Our favorite meals usually fall on our Breakfast-for-Dinner nights.  For whatever reason, my kids love selecting the breakfast meal that will grace the dinner table.  Somehow that same un-welcomed morning food becomes highly anticipated when it's … [Read more...]