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

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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

Zucchini Noodles with Beurre Blanc Sauce

Who’s a fool for sauce?  I don’t know about you, but if there’s a sauce or condiment I can drench my food with, I will do it.  My husband, not so much.  Not too long ago, I made some salmon patties and asparagus – and on a whim, whipped up a quick lemon-butter sauce to… Continue reading Zucchini Noodles with Beurre Blanc Sauce

Sunny Summer Squash Casserole

Summer is finally starting to wind down, and thank goodness for that! I have to apologize for neglecting the blog for so long. For the most part, cooking this summer has been mostly repeats of favorites, coupled with a lack of enthusiasm for standing in a hot kitchen. Even grilling has gone by the wayside,… Continue reading Sunny Summer Squash Casserole

Summer Squash Hummus (Bean-less, Gluten-free)

I find myself with a surplus of white, patty pan squash.  I have roasted it, baked it in a casserole, and eaten it sliced and sauteed in butter.  It’s all good – but I know there are gardeners (and cooks) out there that are looking for more things to do with their bounty of summer… Continue reading Summer Squash Hummus (Bean-less, Gluten-free)

Beef and Vegetable Soup

It has been cool and a bit blustery in New Mexico this week – and what better to warm up with than a big pot of soup. This soup has an Italian twist to it, so I wanted to add just a bit of pasta.  Here’s my big confession (followed of course by my justification)… Continue reading Beef and Vegetable Soup

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)

Onion Strings (gluten-free)

Modified from The Pioneer Woman I have a confession to make – I completely suck at frying.  One might wonder why I’m even allowed to reside in Georgia, since fried chicken is the most hallowed food around.  Although several generations of my family were born in the southern part of the United States, including myself,… Continue reading Onion Strings (gluten-free)

Zucchini Noodles

I have a new kitchen gadget and I’m not afraid to use it!  It looks pretty dangerous too.  Indeed, right there on the package it says “the blade is very sharp, peel away from your hands.”  So noted! It the Kuhn Rikon Julienne Peeler, which makes perfect tiny strips of vegetables with just a swipe… Continue reading Zucchini Noodles

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

Paprika-Cumin Marinated Sirloin Steak and Medley of Roasted Squash

Adapted from How to Cook Meat Last week we splurged and ordered 40 pounds of grass-fed, grass-finished Angus beef for the freezer.  If you recall, I had to do a major freezer clean-out to accommodate the giant beef back ribs I had previously ordered.  I don’t know how, but we managed to squeeze almost all… Continue reading Paprika-Cumin Marinated Sirloin Steak and Medley of Roasted Squash

Chicken Satay with Grilled Vegetables and Basil

Loosely adapted from MarthaStewart.com Grilling outdoors in 90+ temperatures is a little brutal, but this simple meal will get you back into the air conditioning in no time!  We wished that we had grilled twice as much chicken, it was so good.  The flavors from the marinade really come through, and the grilled vegetables with… Continue reading Chicken Satay with Grilled Vegetables and Basil

Stuffed Squash (1&8-ball)

There’s a mini-farmers’ market at one of our favorite spots, Community Q BBQ in Decatur, Georgia.  When we stopped by on Saturday, they had these lovely 1 & 8-ball squash that I have never seen before.  They are plump and round and fit in the palm of your hand.  We picked up two of these,… Continue reading Stuffed Squash (1&8-ball)