Authentic Lebanese hummus recipe

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My friend Suzie is from Lebanon and she makes the best hummus I’ve ever had. So I asked her for the recipe and I’m sharing it with you. People like to put their own spin on hummus and add different things that aren’t part of the traditional recipe. I must confess I fell into that category, mostly because I didn’t … Continue reading

My favorite yellow squash recipes

Yellow squash harvest

This year I planted my first vegetable garden in many years. My motivations were to save money on food and be able to eat nutritious organic vegetables within minutes of harvesting. One of my choices was yellow squash because it’s low carb, easy to grow and has lots of vitamins. I was so excited watching the little sprouts rise out … Continue reading

Too easy spicy baked chicken

spicy smoky baked chicken

I always keep a bag of frozen boneless skinless chicken thighs on hand for those times when I don’t feel like cooking something elaborate. Today is one of those days when I want something tasty without dirtying up a pan. This dish goes from freezer to plate in an hour. I just put a piece of foil over the toaster … Continue reading

Butterscotch pots de creme in 5 minutes

butterscotch pots de creme

Faster than you can say “instant pudding,” you can make butterscotch pots de creme from scratch, without a double boiler! It’s insanely easy to do and it only involves a blender and a microwave. This is a variation of a recipe by the Pioneer Woman for chocolate pots de creme. Oddly enough, her recipe does not use any milk or … Continue reading

Baked chicken with homemade pesto

pesto chicken with spaghetti and broccoli

Here’s a really simple recipe with just two main components, chicken and pesto. I’m always looking for ways to use the abundant basil growing in my yard. My favorite thing is to make homemade pesto. And I discovered it’s really delicious on baked chicken. A generous coating of pesto seems to insulate the chicken and makes it come out extra … Continue reading

Super easy caramel apple dump cake

apple dump cake

If an apple cobbler and a dutch apple pie got together, they might taste something like this Caramel Apple Dump Cake. I love experimenting with dump cake because it’s so quick and easy to make and it always turns out great. If you don’t have time to make an apple pie or apple cobbler, you can prepare an apple dump … Continue reading

Turkey soup from leftover turkey

homemade turkey soup from turkey carcass

Use Thanksgiving leftovers to make turkey soup Thanksgiving’s over and you’re left with a few turkey scraps and the carcass. You might be tempted to throw it out, but don’t! That bird still has one more trick up its wing. Here’s an easy soup recipe you can make with your leftover turkey and carcass. If you’re just too tired to … Continue reading

Cream of carrot soup with pie spice

cream of carrot soup with pie spice

A warm and spicy cream of carrot soup recipe Here’s a simple recipe I invented for carrot soup seasoned with pumpkin pie spice. I thought the naturally sweet carrots would go well with the warm blend of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in the pumpkin pie spice. And they’re perfect together! By itself this cream of carrot soup is a good … Continue reading