Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

This weekend was a fun-filled with friends as we watched the team which I have been a life-long fan win the Big Game on Sunday. It was a great day to get together and share good food, good conversation, and a great football game. (Even the kids had a great time!) Part of my preparation…

Baby Back Ribs!

This weekend, I was poking around in the chest freezer and found a treasure trove of goodness in the form of two racks of baby back ribs! (When ribs go on sale, you can bet we stock the freezer!) Sunday was the day for a big football game in this house, so I pulled one…

Cajun Crab Alfredo

Yesterday was the day that I chose to conquer the mess that was my refrigerator. While cleaning out that mess, I found a couple items that needed to be used before expiration dates thwarted my best intentions. The first item was a cup of heavy cream, and the second item was a tub of crab…

Simple Weeknight Pot Roast

Over the past week or so, we have been taking a trip through a delicious meal that you can either make ahead and/or cook everything together in the oven at once. So far we have made Roasted Garlic,Roasted Butternut & Garlic Mash, Lemon &Honey Vinaigrette, and Undercover Kale Salad. The end of this meal is…

Roasted Cranberry Butternut Squash

It is Fall in Maine–the leaves are changing, apple picking is in full swing and the winter squashes are ripe for picking! I can’t say that I have always been a fan of butternut squash–in fact, I didn’t knowingly eat any until my late 30s! In my experimentation with this lovely squash, I have found…

Bacon Ranch Orzo Salad

We are entering into fresh summer produce season in Maine, and I have been picking the biggest cherry tomatoes off my plants for a couple weeks now. Usually, I end up popping a few of these in my mouth as I pick veggies, but this year I have been saving them for a larger treat…

Shrimp and Snow Pea Stir Fry

It may be the beginning of July, but in Maine we are just wrapping up our Spring-like weather. My garden is still in Spring mode with loads and loads of peas, so the menu has been dominated by snow and shelling peas. Every year I promise myself I’ll plant more so I have some to…

Easy ‘Grilled’ Asparagus

…or Corn…or Squash… or… 🙂 Have you ever watched people grill asparagus before? It seems to be an exercise in patience–at least it always was when I tried grilling them. When I’m hungry, I don’t want to play chicken with the open grill grates or even mess with fancy grill pans. Instead, I whip out…

Delicious Beef Stew

Old Man Winter has certainly come to visit in Maine this week! Feet of snow, freezing rain, sleet, wind, you name it, we got it! So while inside trying to survive the latest round of the white stuff, it was time to make something that filled the stomach and warmed the soul. One of my…