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Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Rice Pilaf

Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Rice Pilaf makes a nice side dish. Rice might seem like an uncreative and plain side dish, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little extra effort you can go from boring rice to delicious Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Rice Pilaf. This recipe gets flavor from sauteed onion and garlic along with …

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Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage

Sometimes not having time to make what’s originally on the menu can be a blessing. Sure it’s a hassle to figure out a new plan and make it work, especially when you’re just not sure what to do with the ingredients that you have for the recipe that’s no longer the plan. But sometimes that’s …

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Balsamic Roasted Mushroom Risotto

This Balsamic Roasted Mushroom Risotto recipe is dedicated to my dad. He absolutely despises mushrooms. When I mentioned this recipe he said “the balsamic roasted part sounds good.” I’m convinced that if he’d just give mushrooms an unbiased try he wouldn’t think they are nearly as horrible as the memory his mind has conjured up …

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Butternut Squash Risotto

I’m feeling surprisingly ready for BlogHer Food ’09. I didn’t expect it to be this way. Really, I thought I’d be running around like crazy until the absolute last minute possible. But, I’ve actually gotten everything done. Even the laundry. I’m really grateful that things went so smoothly. Considering two big factors: the stomach flu …

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Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry in a Honey Ginger Sauce

Like most families, our family has finally decided that the time has come for us to start cutting back. That mean fewer unnecessary purchases, buying more of just what we need and not everything we want. I was so inspired when I read about Amy’s No Spend Challenge at MomAdvice.com (scroll to the bottom of …

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Creamy Chicken Soup with Wild Rice, Leeks and Mushrooms and Cranberry Apple Crisp

Now that it is getting cool and I am much more inclined to cook a meal. I don’t mind warming up the kitchen a bit and I’m craving heartier meals. The soup was a product of experimentation – turning another dish I’ve made into a soup. I also had leftover leeks from another meal. Dessert …

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