Braised Escarole with Tomatoes

      I have been trying to add more greens to our meals.  Surprisingly, they are usually something Cam will easily eat. He loves spinach and kale, so I figured I would try escarole.  He didn’t care for it, but my husband and I loved it, so I decided to share it with you….

Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia

I am breaking my ‘there has to be at least 1 local ingredient’ rule to include this dish.  It is one of our favorite simple, basic entrees.  Whenever we haven’t had fish in a while, and I feel the need to give Cam a real shot of protein, I know I can turn to cornmeal-crusted tilapia…

Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

More cookies…good cookies…pumpkin cookies!   I decided to make three versions of this cookie – plain chocolate chip, pecan and walnut. All three were a hit! My 5 year old downed the plain chocolate chip, one daughter the pecan, her friend the walnut, and another daughter loved them all.  I send care packages back to…

Cumin-Lime Cole Slaw

Central Delaware is the home to some very  tasty cabbage.  There are a few weeks a year when it is not to much fun to ride your bike past the fields of cabbage, breathing in the aroma; but once the crop is harvested, the cabbage can be enjoyed through the winter. Cole slaw was one of…

Sticky Date-Nut Bread

I have a love affair with dates.  My favorites, of course, are the ones I get in the Middle East, but there are some really good dates to be had that are grown in California.  I tasted some fantastic dates at the farmers market when I was in Sonoma County this summer. Now there is…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple Thyme Glaze

Time to finally finish off my garden sweet potatoes. A sad but satisfying feeling. I used any potato that even hinted at being big enough and we still only had enough for a half recipe.These almost didn’t make it to the dinner table. Roasted sweet potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes, the maple…

Tah Chin (Persian Rice with Chicken, Saffron & Yogurt)

I first had Tah Chin on my first trip to Iran over 10 years ago. We were going on a picnic and this was the delicious dish that was brought along to feed the crowd. So, when I returned to the states, I quickly searched for a recipe to make Tah Chin here.  I have…

Kale-Turkey Bacon Herb Bread

Quick breads are a big thing in our house, a favorite breakfast food.  Zucchini bread is, of course, the favorite, but there is peach bread, pumpkin bread, blackberry bread, and others.  Recently, I added the fig graham bread and sweet potato pecan bread, and will be trying out a bunch of new breads over the upcoming…

Dragon Bowl with Sweet Potato, Kale, Chickpeas, Avocado & Egg

Sweet potatoes from my garden, yes there are still a few… I love anything topped with egg, especially roasted vegetables.  Combine that with my new discovery of rice bowls, and you have a beautiful, colorful satisfying base for the egg.There are also spiced chickpeas to add flavor and texture. The recipe calls for sprinkling them on top,…