Ingredient: red wine vinegar

summer harvest veggie pitas
Game Day, Lunch & Dinner, Sandwiches, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Summer Harvest Veggie Pitas

With summer coming to a close in most parts of the US, I was suddenly hungry for these summer harvest veggie pitas. They are an old favorite of mine from when I used to grow vegetables. At the end of every summer, gardeners have so many tomatoes, zucchini, squash and other vegetables. It’s so nice […]

triple a summer salad
Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Salad Dressings, Salads, Vegetables

Triple A Summer Salad with Ditalini

Triple A Summer Salad combines a lot of my favorite ingredients, but especially the “A”s: arugula, asparagus and artichoke hearts. The asparagus is sautéed to al dente, with a soft outer bite but still slightly crunchy insides. I add the artichoke hearts cold from the refrigerator. The arugula (along with the rest of the salad) […]

Cajun Cuisine, Father's Day, Game Day, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Sandwiches, Southern US Cuisine

Mardi Gras Muffaletta

These sandwiches are especially great for a game day or Mardi Gras muffaletta. They’re so yummy, you’ll make them for all of your parties. They’re also perfect individual sandwiches for picnics! So easy to make, you only need 35 minutes to assemble them. You will need 3 hours to let the flavors blend in the […]

easy homemade ketchup
Condiments, Gluten Free, Kitchen Basics, Savory Sauces & Dressings, Stove Top Dishes, Summer Holidays

Kitchen Basics: Easy Homemade Ketchup

This easy homemade ketchup is so full of flavor – I don’t think I’ll ever use store bought ketchup again! And you can make this ketchup just the way you like it. Making it at home, you control the levels of sweetness and saltiness. After you’ve made it once or twice, you can see how […]

brussels sprouts slaw
Easter, Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, Salads, Sides, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Brussels Sprouts Slaw

Combined with marinated artichoke hearts, sliced almonds and vegan parmesan, this Brussels sprouts slaw will be perfect with a nice Italian or Mediterranean meal. This is a nice, pretty salad you can quickly toss together this summer’s parties and picnics. It’s quick and easy to make, and very tasty! You can find simple recipes for […]

white bean dip
Appetizers, Dips and Salsas, Game Day, Gluten Free, Indian Cuisine, New Year's Eve, Snacks, Summer Holidays

White Bean Dip

Made with fresh thyme and rosemary, this yummy white bean dip is as aromatic as it is tasty. Garlic adds another layer of flavor. This dip is a perfect accompaniment to sliced vegetables, toasted bread pieces, crackers or chips. You can serve it with some extra thyme for topping, pine nuts, or red pepper flakes […]