Brussels Sprout and Salami Grilled Cheese

Brussels sprouts, the quintessential winter veggie.  One of my favorites. Salami, I can’t remember a time when I did not love good salami. Grilled cheese, comfort food you can hold in your hand. Bring them all together, add a salad and it is a fairly quick, simple, tasty dinner.  We added a carrot-peas salad, adding…

Chesapeake Crab Cakes!!!

One of the benefits of living in Delaware is our proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and access to blue crabs. Chesapeake crab cakes are a treat; and they are a treat we make just as tasty at home as you can get at a crab shack. The key is good crab and using a minimum…

Zucchini Parmesan Grinders

We still had a large chunk of the huge zucchini left; I wanted to use it for dinner, but I was in a finicky mood. None of my zucchini pastas or casseroles were what I was looking for. But I had this big pile of chopped zucchini to deal with. I love eggplant parmesan grinders,…

Broccoli Cheddar Pockets and My Amazing Snake Rescue

Remember when hot pockets were new?  Boy did I think they were cool.  So handy, and back then I even thought they were tasty.  OK, that was before I discovered fresh, non-processed foods. But I still think they are a neat concept.  So I was tickled when I found a recipe for broccoli cheddar pockets…

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The garden is almost set for the summer.  I added the eggplants and the rest of the tomatoes.  All that is left to plant are the sweet potatoes and butternut squash.  Just hoping we do not get a freak frost tonight. Garden Update The greens have loved the cool weather, they are growing nicely.  In…

Pesto Salmon Cakes

We are still working our way through all the sauces I made and froze last summer.  I am always amazed at how much pesto there is in the freezer; I think it multiplies when I am not looking! So, tonight it was time to use some pesto to make really yummy salmon cakes.  Of course,…

Carrot Salad Pita Sandwiches

What to do with all those carrots?  My carrots have grown bigger and more abundantly this year than they ever have, so I wanted a dish that would highlight them.   So, how about a carrot salad worthy of being a lunch in itself?  By the way, I attribute the quality of the carrots to…

Sweet Potato Burgers

As you know by now, it makes me very happy when I can cook from my garden even when there is nothing to harvest.  So, aside from canning and freezing, I grow a few foods that will store for months. Sweet potatoes are one of those foods that becomes a gift that keeps giving through…