Category Archives: Veggies

Zucchini and Spinach Pasta Casserole

The nice folk at Food Network call this a “creamy zucchini and spinach pasta bake” – and it is. But. Because I used a shredded Italian cheese blend that included Parmesan, it cannot be called vegetarian. If, however,  you go … Continue reading

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Green Beans Caesar

So… remember back when this whole mishegas started for most of us last year? At my local markets, whole sections of fresh produce were picked clean, and the canned and frozen veggies weren’t much better off. So… when things settled … Continue reading

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Air Fryer Green Beans

My friend Lorrie was playing around with some green beans in her air fryer, and her results sound so very tempting, I knew that I would have to try it for myself. Lorrie used garlic oil, Italian seasoning, and sesame … Continue reading

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Cheesy Ranch Broccoli

Rich was grilling a chuck roast that I had marinated (more on that soon!), we had new potatoes ready to go, and I was in need of a veggie. I had thought we had peas in the freezer, and French … Continue reading

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Parfait! Corn on the Cob – Grilled or Roasted

It was a good day for grilling – a surprise, actually, since we’ve had snow and cold and high winds and just about everything but toads and locusts – and I had some corn and a plan. One really nice … Continue reading

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Spinach and Artichoke Casserole

I have to be honest, here. This was not one of my favorites; though my husband quite liked it. It was, however, a thing of beauty, I think, coming out of the oven and would have had dinner guests going … Continue reading

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Asparagus Tart With Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Elegance on a platter for most any meal; this tart is almost ridiculously simple to toss together! And tasty, too! The secret(s) are… Frozen puff pastry (fantastic stuff!). Blanched Asparagus (make ahead and stash in the fridge). Oven Roasted Grape … Continue reading

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Roasted Grape Tomatoes

I have posted this recipe before, under “Afternoon Delight Tomatoes,” because, while Nigella Lawson calls them “Moonblush Tomatoes” and roasts hers overnight; I tended to do mine in the afternoon. This time, I took Nigella’s cue and started mine a … Continue reading

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Parfait! Blanched Asparagus

I love this recipe! The asparagus is nicely crisp-tender, a beautiful bright green, and works a treat in everything from salads to appetizer trays to being added to rice, soups, or stews. I also get questions and comments from friends; … Continue reading

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Charred Tomatoes With Basil

One of my markets had a pretty decent deal: 2 packages of grape tomatoes for $5 – but… you had to buy two to get the deal. Now, we like tomatoes, but for just the two of us, that is … Continue reading

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