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…

The Undercover Kale Salad

I have something to admit….. I have never been a big fan of kale. It really hasn’t been a vegetable that I’ve enjoyed over the years, mostly because no one I knew actually made anything with it. However, as time has gone on, I have tried kale at various time in various ways and have…

Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette

This week, I pulled out an old recipe that I have used for years to pair with an outstanding kale salad I made for our week-long series. Really, this vinaigrette was the star of the kale salad, but it is perfect for any salad you want to put it on. This recipe is simple, versatile,…

Roasted Garlic & Butternut Squash Mash

This week I was looking for something quick, easy and good to pair with a roast I had gotten this weekend. Typically, I throw some potatoes, onions and carrots in the pan with a roast and that’s the meal, but I have an overabundance of vegetables in the kitchen this week that need to be…

Roasted Garlic

I love garlic. If a recipe has a little amount of garlic in it, you can bet I’m doubling it. I just can’t get enough. One of the simple pleasures of the kitchen is Roasted Garlic. The silky smooth goodness of freshly roasted garlic is rivaled by few other foods, and adds a delicious depth…

Mulled Cider–Slow Cooker Style!

The leaves are changing, there is a chill in the air, and it is time for warm apple cider! I have a favorite fresh cider source at my go-to farm stand in town. They have the best fresh-pressed cider I have ever had, and it isn’t full of preservatives–just the loveliness of their apples! Disclosure:…

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…

Cheesy Chile Rellenos

The produce season is in full swing in Maine, and my favorite local farm stand at Gathering Winds Farm and Orchard had some beautiful poblano peppers from their gardens. I am a Mexican food junkie, and since we dont get a lot of good spicy food options in Maine, I snatched up four of them…

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…