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 […]

Lemon Pepper Pappardelle with Broccoli

Voila!  Tasty lemon pepper pappardelle pasta with broccoli, in less than 30 minutes.

At my most recent book club, we were chatting it up about the great meal options Trader Joe’s carries, and basically what an overall fun experience it is shopping in there.  My friend Patty suggested we try TJ’s Lemon Pepper Pappardelle pasta, for she makes a mean pasta dish in less than 30 that her […]

Orechiette Pasta with Fresh Veggies and Lemon Zest

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This past Sunday I made a pasta salad for my son to take for his school lunch.  Let’s face it, you can only make so many turkey sandwiches…  This recipe turned out better than I expected, for when my son got home yesterday, he announced that he ate all his lunch and requested more for […]

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, […]