Recipe Box, Mushroom & Spinach Tart with Garlic Rosemary Crust

This tart is a party in your mouth, full of wonderful flavors and textures, Fresh spinach, mushrooms, onions, roasted garlic, rosemary… šŸ˜‹ And optional blue cheese and bacon *swoon* This is not hard to make, but it does require a little time in the kitchen to get the ingredients prepped to assemble the tart Totally … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spinach & Pimiento Cheese Gratin

This recipe combines a steak house favorite Creamed Spinach with a Southern Staple, Pimiento Cheese Most of the guys I know hate Pimiento Cheese I think they feel like it’s a girly girl dish served at teas and showers which is truly silly So to humor HHjr who has a aversion to mayonnaise AND pimiento … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Loaded Spinach Spaghetti Alfredo

I know January is a month for a healthy new beginnings And we have been eating lots of salads, veggies and lean protein… But when the temperature is 22 degrees, and there is 1/2 inch of  ice on everything in a subtropical zone, and your pipes are frozen for the 2nd time in 2 weeks … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spinach & Bacon Spirals

The other night we were watching a little football game known as the National Championship We needed a little sustenance to get us through… It was a nail biter! Thank goodness we had these tasty spinach spiral rolls to keep our strength up! Maple bacon aioli is a treat to have in your kitchen, and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Lemon Ricotta Lasagna Rolls with Spinach, Fennel & Basil

Just in time for Mother’s Day, these light lemon ricotta lasagna rolls are elegant, yet surprisingly simple The filled noodles are nestled on a bed of sauteed spinach, fennel and shallot, topped with Parmesan and finished with a little brown butter and fresh basil They look sinful but they’re really not…well, maybe just a little… … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 3 Greens Flatbread with Prosciutto & Maple Bacon Aioli

Mama Mia, this is one crazy good pizza! It began as a little of this and a little of that from what was left in the fridge Start by roasting the bacon and vegetables together on a parchment lined sheet pan Check after 12-15 minutes and remove asparagus Return bacon and Brussels sprouts to oven … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Light & Fresh Garden Stuffed Shells

I got the inspiration for this dish from Karen at Back Road Journal, she recently posted a luscious looking Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells with Two Sauces My mouth was watering, but since we are trying to eat lean this month, I decided to lighten it up Roasted fresh asparagus and roasted garlic fresh spinach … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Citrus Salad with Creamy Orange Vinaigrette

Here’s a wonderful winter salad to make your mouth, & your body, happy  šŸ˜Š Kale, spinach, citrus and a creamy orange vinaigrette The vinaigrette  turns creamy with the addition of 1 T sour cream or Greek yogurt Mix all the other ingredients in a jar first, then add the sour cream or yogurt Simple magic! … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Butternut Squash, Spinach & Pepperoni Lasagna

This is really a short cut lasagna I used frozen cubed butternut squash, fresh spinach, no boil lasagna sheets, and grated Parmesan cheese A 5 minute Parmesan Cream Sauce binds everything happily together Or use a prepared Alfredo sauce to make assembly even easier Roast the squash on a lined sheet pan, seasoned with salt, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, BBQ Chicken & Corn Pizza with Spinach Salad Topping

Last weekend there was a concert on the water near our house A big tug boat arrived pushing a palm tree lined barge, called “Gumbo Key,” that served as the stage for the bands The only way to get there was by boat or by float Party goers arrived on everything from yachts to cooler … Continue reading