Cooler Corn

I had my first go at making cooler corn, and I think it was a success. We planted a whole bunch of corn on the cob and then by the time it was perfect and ready for picking Derek was trying to eat keto and not wanting to eat any corn. I needed to find…

Cauliflower Rice

My husband has been doing well on the keto diet for a few months now. I can’t say my culinary spirited self is in love with the restrictions this seems to place on my dinner creations, but I am trying. I had my first go at cauliflower rice from an actual cauliflower head. It actually…

Asian Sauteed String Beans

The other day Derek let me know just a couple hours before dinner that the missionaries, whom he is in charge of arranging dinners for, would be joining us for dinner because their previous dinner plans had fallen through.  Then, he also informed me that one of them could eat neither dairy or gluten.  That…

Succotash

Do you know what Succotash is?  Well, all that ever came to my mind when I heard succotash was Sylvester the looney tunes cat saying “Sufferin Succotash!” until a few years ago when Derek’s Mom made some for dinner.  It was essentially some frozen veggies including corn and some milk or cream and spices.  I…

Sauteed Snap Peas

I forgot about the sugar snap peas in the garden for a few days, and when I went to check on them today there were way more than we could eat in one sitting.  Not necessarily a problem since they keep well in the fridge, but I remembered seeing a recipe for sauteed snap peas…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pine Nuts

A few Christmases ago my Mom and George and George’s two kids joined my family at our place for Christmas.  Now I like brussel sprouts to be begin with, and I’m a huge fan of all roasted vegetables.  But Christine’s boyfriend at the time treated us to the best roasted brussel sprouts, and he threw…

Roasted Artichokes

I love artichokes and so do my kids.  In the past I have always either microwaved or steamed artichokes, but it takes forever.  I came across this Cooks Illustrated recipe for roasted artichokes and I now only do them this way.  There’s a little more prep on the front end, but they cook in just…

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

 Grocery shopping for this Mom of twin 3 year old boys and a often dramatic 5 year old girl is no walk in the park.  I normally carefully plan out my meals for an entire week, make a list of all the ingredients I will need for said meals for the entire week, and then…