Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Bake

Modified from TaylorMade Market Truthfully, I have not been much of a spaghetti squash fan when people have touted it as an alternative to spaghetti noodles. It always turned to mush for me and seemed kind of bland. I noticed this appealing recipe on Pinterest and decided to give spaghetti squash another try. As usual,… Continue reading Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Bake

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Summer Squash Stuffed with Goat Cheese

Never mind the date on the calendar; it’s truly summer when summer squash are bursting out all over.  Whether you grow your own or depend on your local farmers,  summer squash is in season!  Luckily it is very versatile and I never get tired of eating it. We usually go for something simple with summer… Continue reading Summer Squash Stuffed with Goat Cheese

Seared Sea Scallops over Zucchini Ribbons with Goat Cheese

This is the first weekend we’ve had in Atlanta that really felt like spring, with temperatures warm enough to sit outside comfortably in the sunshine without shivering.  There are trees and flowers bursting out with blooms and things are getting greener by the day.  Nice time of year to be in the Southeast! These plump… Continue reading Seared Sea Scallops over Zucchini Ribbons with Goat Cheese

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Gratin

If you’re following along, earlier this week I ventured out to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market and brought home a few bags of inspiration for the blog.  Our second meal resulting from that haul was grilled veal rib chops with this savory mushroom and goat cheese gratin.  Although the veal chops were delicious, the mushroom gratin… Continue reading Mushroom and Goat Cheese Gratin

Twice-Cooked Zucchini Boats

I confess – I’ve been a little crazed with the zucchini this year.  Not because I actually grew any  – – I am a horrible gardener!  I planted several zucchini plants, and didn’t grow a single squash.  When people talk of how productive their plants are, and they “just don’t know what to do with… Continue reading Twice-Cooked Zucchini Boats

Chicken Sausage “Pasta” (with zucchini noodles)

Some days you just need a quick lunch or dinner idea that doesn’t involve much cooking.  This was one of those days!  I try to keep a package or two of pre-cooked sausages in the refrigerator for this very reason.  Whole foods, and some supermarkets, have a good selection of gluten-free, pre-cooked chicken sausages.  Some… Continue reading Chicken Sausage “Pasta” (with zucchini noodles)

Cauliflower Purée with Goat Cheese

We ran across some MONSTER grass-fed ribeye steaks on-the-bone, perfect for Sunday Steak Night™!  It seemed like a good night for a simple, mashed vegetable side dish.  We have posted another recipe for mashed cauliflower, which I love, but it is really hearty and filling on its own.  We needed something a little less rich… Continue reading Cauliflower Purée with Goat Cheese

Lemon Garlic Chicken with Goat Cheese

Slightly modified from Barefoot Contessa’s Lemon Chicken Breast Our oven has been out of commission all week, so cooking has been a bit of a challenge.  We tried to grill as much as possible, but twice got soaked again in the thunderstorms that always pop up promptly at 6:30 pm (or whenever the grill has… Continue reading Lemon Garlic Chicken with Goat Cheese

Eggplant Sliders

When you think of sliders, I’m sure you think tasty morsels of meat between two tiny buns (unless you think of White Castle first, then leave out the “tasty” part).  Think of this as the no-bun, meatless alternative! In this version, herbed goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes are sandwiched between slices of oven-roasted eggplant and… Continue reading Eggplant Sliders

Stuffed Bell Peppers and Pecan-Stuffed Dates

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we recently acquired a Tagine. Every couple of days I try to cook something different in it…not only because it is a great new vessel to cook in, but also because I don’t want to figure out where to store it when it’s not in use!  Every… Continue reading Stuffed Bell Peppers and Pecan-Stuffed Dates

Steak Night

Ribeyes rubbed with Montreal Steak seasoning. Crispy romaine, nuggets of bacon-bourbon jam, fresh goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette. Mushrooms sauteed in butter with garlic.   Every family develops rituals and routines that help define them, and in our house, quite a few of them, as you might guess, revolve around food. Now, I was not raised… Continue reading Steak Night

Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese

Do you remember the first thing you cooked for the love of your life?  You might have been a jangle of nerves, hoping to impress with your culinary skills.  You may have deliberated for days, wondering if you should attempt something exotic and extravagant, or instead, play it safe and go for the tried and… Continue reading Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese