Potato Skins

5 large potatoes butter salt 3 cups shredded cheddar, divided 1 cup chopped green onions 1 cup chopped bacon 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder Wash potatoes.  Rub with melted butter and salt.  Bake at 400 degrees for 60-90 minutes, until soft.  Allow to cool and cut in half lengthwise.  Scoop flesh into…

Creamy Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

1.5 cups chopped Lion’s Mane mushrooms 1/4 cup cream 1 TBSP butter salt and pepper to taste Sauté mushrooms until browned. Add cream and cook until thickened. Stir in butter, salt, and pepper.

Summertime Salad

1 cup chopped romaine 1/4 cucumber, quartered and sliced 6 cherry tomatoes, halved 3 TBSP mayonnaise pepper to taste Mix all together and serve immediately. Makes a single serving.

Instant Pot Potato Salad

6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 1/2 cups water 4 large eggs 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 cup mayonnaise 2 TBSP finely chopped fresh parsley 1 TBSP dill pickle juice 2 TBSP mustard Salt and pepper to taste Add water to bottom of Instant Pot. Insert steamer basket and add potatoes and eggs….

Belgian Carrots

The first of the carrots are showing up in my CSA basket! They are so tender and sweet, I’ll be eating most of them plain. But I couldn’t help trying a new recipe to share. 8 carrots, sliced 1/3 cup cream 2 TBSP butter 2 tsp sugar 2 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4…

Roasted Baby Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens

In spring, bunches of baby beets appear at the farmers market and CSA shares.  I’m working at a CSA on Saturday’s this season and got to harvest and wash these beauties for the members. When I got my bunch home, I washed them again and cut off the tops.  The beets were sliced, tossed in…

Strawberry Walnut Feta Salad

Today I just wanted to share a salad idea with you, because I know how easy it is to get in a rut.  This is just sliced strawberries, chopped walnuts, and crumbled feta dressed with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.

Spanish Rice

2 TBSP EVOO 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/4 cups rice 3 cups water 1 cup tomato sauce 1/2 tsp sea salt In a small saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic and rice and lightly toast. Add water, tomato sauce, and salt and mix well. Bring to boil…

Crock Pot Refried Beans

1 cup dry pinto beans, rinsed 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper one pinch of cumin 3 cups water Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and set on high for 8 hours. Remove big onion chunks. Drain and reserve excess liquid. Mash beans adding liquid if needed. (I added dab of…

Smoked Gouda Risotto

1 shallot 2 tsp butter 1 1⁄3 cups arborio rice 1/3 cup dry white wine (optional) 4 cups bone broth 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 cup shredded smoked gouda cheese 3 1/3 cups chopped spinach of arugula In a large saucepan, saute shallot in butter. Add rice and brown for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add wine…