Arugula Salad with Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese

  Butternut squash in my salad tonight?  Yes. Yes please. When in season, butternut squash frequents my oven at least once a week.  It's inexpensive, flavorful, and  oh so versatile.   I prefer to cube it, roast it, toss it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and eat it by the bowlfuls.  Another favorite delivery method of mine… Continue reading Arugula Salad with Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese

Main Course Recipes

Perfect Roast Chicken

  I like to roast a whole chicken on a Sunday afternoon.  I know, how very "1950's women" cliche of me.  I've been told many times that I'm an old soul.  Really, though, don't you want your chicken cooked by an old soul? (Just say yes, because you know it's the right answer.)  Here's the versatility of… Continue reading Perfect Roast Chicken

Dessert Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Crumble Cake

  I could have given this dish a variety of different names. This delicious chameleon is a combination of cake, crumble, and pie.  It's dense like cake, with an apple pie filling, and crumble topping.  So, Apple Cinnamon Crumble Cake is what I came up with. The name fits, right? The base layer is flaky… Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Crumble Cake

Soup and Chili Recipes

Southwestern Chicken Soup

  I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I'm a soup girl!  I make homemade soup once a week.  Call me obsessed, go ahead, I won't be offended...just make sure to be truthful and call yourself jealous at the same time. Soup is the quintessential one pot meal.  Healthy, comforting, and delicious...every time. … Continue reading Southwestern Chicken Soup

Main Course Recipes

Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Muffins

  I live for the weekends!  Especially weekends with good friends, good food, and plenty of time outdoors.  Chicago is in the prime of autumn right now.  The leaves have reached their peak colors, so a long walk around the neighborhood was on the agenda yesterday.  It almost felt like we were walking through a… Continue reading Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Muffins

Pasta Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian Recipes

Tabbouleh Pasta Salad

  When Autumn arrives, I find myself eating chili, soup, or a rich pasta sauce.  Maybe something slow cooked or braised in my oven.  All  perfect to eat in the fall ... all foods we love.  With that said, I was in need of a slight flavor change this week.  Something fresh, and light. I… Continue reading Tabbouleh Pasta Salad

Dessert Recipes

Pumpkin Bars

  Few ingredients embody a season like pumpkin does for Autumn. Throw on your sweaters and boots, because pumpkin season is here... and so are these delicious pumpkin bars. It's that time of the year when pumpkin takes over my life.  Carving pumpkin, eating pumpkin (pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin beer, these delicious pumpkin… Continue reading Pumpkin Bars