Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I recently discovered a delicious new side dish: stuffed Portobello mushroom caps. Normally, you may think of stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, but these Portobello mushroom caps are so huge that they are probably better as a side! In fact, two people could probably share one. Goat cheese is blended with herbs and breadcrumbs to form a creamy stuffing for these large mushrooms, which are then baked in the oven. I love the combination of goat cheese and walnuts, so […]

Creamy Zucchini Herb Dressing

When I went away to college, one of the first things I learned to make from scratch was salad dressing. I found that is was so easy to make and cheaper than buying it at the grocery store. They always sell salad dressings in large bottles, which go bad before I can use them all up. If I wanted to have different salads during the week, that would mean I needed to buy a few different large bottles of dressing. […]

Herbed Salmon Spread

Whenever I’m craving a quick snack, I always gravitate towards a baguette in my kitchen. I am such a carb-a-holic! One of my favorite snacks to make is this herbed salmon spread using goat cheese as the base. It is so easy to make with the Magic Bullet and goes great on crackers or bread. Last time I made it, I served it as an appetizer with some sourdough bread and it was a hit! The best part is once […]

Basil Risotto

What do you do with a bunch of fresh basil? Cook this basil risotto, of course! It’s always the same – whenever I buy basil, it starts going bad in my fridge before I can figure out what to do with it. I love using it in pasta, in pesto, or tossing it on a homemade pizza, but, somehow, I still end up with so much leftover! The other night we went to our friends’ place for dinner and they […]