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Easy Eggplant Parmesan with Home Made Marinara Sauce

This recipe for Easy ;Eggplant Parmesan is a classic Italian recipe. It is rich and creamy and full of home grown freshness from the eggplants that are ready in my garden. My garden is producing like mad at the moment, so I had fresh tomatoes coming out of my ears.  (the squirrels decided that I …

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Cheddar Cheese – Party Appetizer

These delicious stuffed mushrooms would make a great side vegetable or a party appetizer.  Use white button mushrooms that hold up well to fillings. Mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables to use for small bites to start a party. The cap of a mushroom is the perfect place to add all sorts of ingredients …

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Home made Giardiniera Mix

This recipe for home made giardiniera mix is sure to become a favorite. The recipe features crisp, zesty pickled vegetables with garlic and chili peppers in cider vinegar. Giardiniera makes a lovely side dish to accompany sandwiches and wraps. It’s great to add to tacos and works beautifully on an antipasto platter. Home made Giardiniera …

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Asparagus Pepper Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Recipe

This  asparagus and pepper stuffed portobello mushroom recipe is both healthy and impressive. You could serve it to a vegetarian by itself or a meat eater with a steak—and both would b equally happy. It is quick and easy to prepare and really filling. Printable recipe – Asparagus Pepper Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Looking for a …

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Roasted Red Baby Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

These roasted red baby potatoes have a great blend of fresh herbs for perfect seasoning. Roasted potatoes are so yummy and go well with just about any main course protein. The roasting process gives the potatoes a nice outside crispiness and a warm and tasty center.  I have fresh herbs growing in my garden year …

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Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Casserole

This delicious recipe for creamy broccoli and cheddar casserole is a side dish that I serve often at Thanksgiving. It combines broccoli, cauliflower, and cheddar cheese with eggs for a rich and creamy taste that my family can’t resist.  Broccoli is the perfect vegetable to use in this dish. It has a mild flavor on …

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Roasted Potatoes with Spices and Lemon

These roasted potatoes with lemon are cooked in the oven, not deep fried, to make them tasty and healthier at the same time. Roasting any vegetable brings out their natural sweetness.  I love roasted potatoes. There is nothing like biting into a crispy outer skin and then having a creamy center surprise.   Roasted Potatoes with …

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Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry with Mushrooms and Tomatoes in Wine

This recipe for sugar snap peas, mushrooms and tomatoes is easy to make and just full of flavor.  It would make a fast side dish for any weeknight when time is limited. Best of all, the ingredients are fresh from the garden!  What could be better? Nothing tastes quite like a vegetable dish made from …

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Roasted Rutabaga – Bring out the Sweetness of Root Veggies

 I recently tried this roasted rutabaga recipe and it is just delicious and makes a wonderful fall side dish. I have always used rutabagas in casseroles and stews.  I like using lots of root vegetables in recipes like this type of recipe.  Roasting rutabagas concentrate the natural sweetness of the vegetable.  This is the same …

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Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Laughing Cow Cheese

I really love stuffed portobello mushrooms. They are so creamy, warm and delicious. I am always looking for new ideas on how to prepare them. We often have meatless Mondays at our house and this is a recipe that I make often.  This idea for using Laughing Cow cheese came to me in my sleep …

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Vegetarian Twice Baked Potatoes – A Healthier Version – [With Vegan Adaptation]

One of my family’s favorite side dishes is vegetarian twice baked potatoes. But the normal version is full of fat, cream, butter and calories. This healthy recipe uses a Vegan spread and vegetable cheese but is still full of flavor. You can customize your flavorings to suit your family’s tastes. The twice baked potatoes take …

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Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms – With Vegan Options

This recipe for Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms has been adjusted for a meatless diet without sacrificing any of the delicious taste. I love portobello mushrooms in just about any dish. They are hearty and filling and just delicious. The next time you want something different for dinner, instead of using ground beef, try stuffing your …

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