Spicy Bean & Vegetable Soup

Spicy Bean & Vegetable Soup

Today was chilly, and when it gets cold like this (for S. Carolina, under 55 degrees!) I crave warm, comforting soup!  I’ve been making this spicy bean and vegetable soup for a few years now.  It is inspired by my one of my fave Food Network chefs, Giada de Laurentiis.  I love her spicy bean soup […]

Soup’s On!

Sorry for the bad phone photo, but this soup was so yummy!

In most areas of our country mornings are cool, days are filled with sunshine, you begin to smell fall in the air, and at night you can go for a brisk walk with a light sweatshirt on….ahh my favorite time of year!  And every morning I awake with the idea that when I open my […]

Spaghetti with Roasted Ratatouille

Spaghetti with Roasted Ratatouille

I have always been a fan of ratatouille – rich, flavorful, comforting.  During a recent monsoon here in Charleston I made this for my family – with rave reviews!  Made for excellent leftovers too. Enjoy making this dish while the ingredients are still bountiful at local farmers markets.  No better way to enjoy your veggies! […]

Artichoke & Olive Panzanella Salad

Artichoke & Olive Panzanella Salad

I love collecting cookbooks.  And if I happen to dine at a great restaurant that sells a cookbook, I’m all over it! Enter: Everyday Greens by Annie Somerville. I visited Greens in San Francisco for brunch with my California Aunts and Uncle a few years back….too many years ago really (I think ’05 Gah!). Anyway, […]

White Bean and Tomato Salad

White bean and tomato salad

We invited some friends over for July 4th and Becca, my friend and fellow blogger from Good Girls Gone Geek, brought this AMAZING white bean and tomato salad.  Everyone devoured it!  The little that was left over tasted amazing the next day.  I cannot wait to make this salad for the next BBQ….it’s a great side dish […]