Recipe Box, Asparagus Gratin and Favorite Asparagus Recipes

  Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables It is so versatile and can be used for appetizers, side dishes, entrees…         My favorite way to cook asparagus is to simply roast it with olive oil, salt and pepper Maybe with a little Parmesan or lemon…         I have … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Alfredo Ravioli Bake

  There are so many wonderful fresh pastas widely available now         Grab one that appeals to you, add a prepared sauce, a fresh vegetable, and perhaps cooked bacon or other flavorful protein, and dinner is ready         I used fresh asparagus, alfredo sauce and bacon with Trader Joe’s … Continue reading

Party Panache, Asparagus Parmesan Aioli Fries

  There are a lot of recipes floating around for “asparagus fries”         I put my own twist on these by using mayonnaise in the wet batter       Mix the Parmesan and bread crumbs for the dry batter         Mix the mayonnaise with eggs for the wet … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Festive Flatbread

  We love pizza and flatbread around here On busy days it sure makes an easy dinner And homemade is so much better than take-out!         HH fixed this fabulous one for my birthday dinner He topped a very thin crust with a layer of Fleming’s Blue Cheese Dressing* Then added asparagus, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus, Leek & Mushroom Risotto

  The other night HHjr made a wonderful vegetable risotto         It was full of asparagus, mushrooms and leeks It tasted like heaven on a chilly evening         Risotto isn’t hard to make, especially if you make it when you are going to be in the kitchen anyway so … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Quick Artichoke Appetizer and a Spring Veggie Flatbread

  After a solid week of rain the sun finally came out Mother’s Day afternoon and another spur of the moment patio party was underway!         I really didn’t have any plans or expectations for Mother’s Day because it had been a week packed with year-end activities for the littles, and I … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Sunny Side Up Brunch Pizza

  This tasty egg topped naan pizza makes a great brunch/lunch treat Make it for 1 or for many!         You can assemble one in mere minutes         Naan bread, pesto, fresh asparagus, Gruy√®re cheese, pine nuts and an egg         Spread on a nice layer … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Ranch Chicken Wrap with Asparagus & Bacon

  In the world of flowers daffodils signal the arrival of Spring in the US         In the world of vegetables, low prices and abundant fresh asparagus are other sure signs of Spring         I am always on the look out for recipes that can be made ahead of … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Tortellini Alfredo

  Last week HHjr said, “Let’s have a pasta bake for dinner Tuesday, I’m in the mood for some creamy tortellini…”         We take turns cooking, and while he was busy getting his boys to baseball practice and rock climbing after school, I threw this together for supper       Only … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Lemon Orzo with Asparagus & Prosciutto

  Orzo is pasta’s often forgotten relative, It’s a little like rice and a little like pasta…           Like a risotto grain, it will take on the flavors it’s given and puff up           I love the size, Much more delicate than a fat pasta noodle, and … Continue reading