Slow-Roasted Carrot-Fennel Confit

Slow-Roasted Carrot-Fennel Confit is a great side of slow-roasted vegetables, that are then fried to have a crispy "confit" edge. It's a perfect "make-ahead" vegetable dish year-round.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Feta

A glass dish of Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese/

  This recipe for Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Feta combines fiber-rich chickpeas (also know as Garbonzo beans, with fresh veggies and creamy salty Feta cheese.  Eat it as a side dish, or put it on some lettuce and call it lunch.

Easy Sweet Tart Homemade Applesauce

A bowl of chunky style homemade applesauce.

This recipe for Easy Sweet Tart Homemade Applesauce puts every applesaucy aspect in your hands. Want it sweeter? Add more sugar.  Tarter? add less sugar or more lemon juice. Just 5 ingredients will give you your best homemade applesauce ever

Spicy Black Beans with Homemade Chorizo

A bowl of Spicy Beans with Chorizo.

This recipe for Spicy Black Beans with Homemade Chorizo combines dry black beans with spicy homemade chorizo to create a very flavorful side dish.  Or make it a gluten-free main by adding a dollop of sour cream and a side of cornbread or tortillas!

Low-Fat Spicy Mexican Style 3-Bean Salad

A bowl with a colorful 3-bean salad

This recipe for low-fat spicy Mexican style 3-bean salad is so easy to put together - just dump it all into a bowl, mix, let sit, and serve. Perfect for a tailgate party or BBQ

Easy Fresh Strawberry Jam with Balsamic

Easy Fresh Strawberry Jam with Balsamic header shot with white bowl and spoon.

This is a recipe for an easy, small batch, fresh strawberry jam. The balsamic gives it a little extra depth of flavor - in other words - easy and delicious

Quick Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce

Close-up of bowl of easy Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce

There are many fine cranberry sauces out there, but I think the balanced sweet/tart flavors of my Quick Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce makes it the best for your holiday meal, or any day meal.

Easy Curried Potatoes and Green Beans

easy curried potatoes and green beans

Easy Curried Potatoes and Green Beans is a super simple recipe combines waxy potatoes with green beans in a light curry sauce to create a quick, yet delicious side dish.

Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Since this simple Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes contains no mayo, it's perfect for a picnic or pot-luck when it might sit out for a while.