Garlic Roasted Tomato Spaghetti with Crispy Parmesan Topping

I love nothing more on my spaghetti than chunky, slow roasted tomatoes that I roast with an entire head of garlic in some olive oil and seasonings. I used an entire head of garlic to ensure there was no lack of flavor in this dish. It paid off to peel and mince that entire head,…

Tomato Tart

As I cleaned and reorganized our refrigerator on Saturday, I noticed I had a Pillsbury Pizza Dough to use. I didn’t really feel like making a pizza, per se, so decided I’d make a tomato tart that we could use as a side to our leftover chili as well as a main course for lunch…

Plum Tomato and Burrata Pizza

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. For all that celebrate, I wish you a wonderful Lenten season. On Fridays during Lent, and on Ash Wednesday, we don’t eat meat, which means I need to come up with recipes that are vegetarian for those Fridays, and, of course, today. Dennis and I would…

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Penne Bake

Every December I host a dinner party for my three book clubs (one is actually just called “Social Club” now). I ask everyone to bring a new book and ornament for a fun gift exchange. I look forward to having all of my book loving friends together for this fun event each and every year….

Avocado, Grilled Corn and Grilled Radish Tacos

I meant to post this recipe last night, which would have made it a “Meatless Monday” meal. However, I decided to spend time with my daughter and run an errand with her so it has now turned into a “Taco Tuesday” meal. It was going to be a win-win either way. A friend of mine,…

Portobello Mushroom Burger

I actually ate my first portobello mushroom burger today. In my 51 years of life, I’m a bit ashamed to admit … I’ve not tried this amazing way to eat a burger until now.  This was a little bit like a party in my mouth – the flavors came together in just the right way.  After…