We just got back from an amazing vacation in the South of France and out of all the dinners and lunches we had, the Ratatouille that I had was my stand out favorite. The restaurant that served it had chopped all the veggies very small and uniform in size, much smaller than what you would typically see. This really allowed the flavors to blend together.
When I got home I looked up a few recipes on line, there are so many. A lot have you cook each veggie on it’s own and then add them at the end, that sounded like a lot of extra work and dishes to me. I just cooked the veggies in order so they would all be done at the same time. The fresh basil at the end is great. Add any other fresh herbs you have on hand.
Serve hot or at room temperature. This makes a really big batch. You will have leftovers for lunch the next day. Which is what I had today, and it was even better the next day!
To call this a “recipe” is kind of a joke. Chicken + BBQ sauce + Slow cooker = Easiest dinner ever. The chicken is so delicious, it’s hard to believe you did nothing. Continue reading Crockpot BBQ Chicken→
I love these egg rolls and they are always a big hit. You can make them ahead of time and just pop them in the oven just when your guests arrive. Any kind of ground meat will do. I prefer these with pork but if you would prefer chicken or turkey, it’s still really good. Continue reading Southwest Egg Rolls→
This recipe is an oldie but a goodie. It is super easy to make and the sauce tastes really rich and creamy but it’s still light from just using low-fat cream cheese. I will make this the day ahead when I know it will be a busy day and just pop it in the oven for a quick dinner. Add a salad and you are good to go. The leftovers are great too (if you have any) Continue reading Chicken Enchiladas→
Ok, so by now you know I love tomatoes. I love soup. I am trying to eat as lean and mean as possible. This soup takes care of all that. Creamy (without heavy cream with a sub of low-fat cream cheese), the shallots and sherry add that extra punch of flavor you need. I <3 this soup! Continue reading Skinny Creamy Tomato Soup→
I love this soup recipe. The combination of the roasted butternut with the leeks and ginger is fantastic. I don’t usually do the fried Leek garnish, but last night Bill and I went out to dinner and his appetizer had these beautiful tasty little fried leeks on it, and when Bill saw the leeks on my cutting board, he asked if I was making fried leeks and I said, good idea! They will make my picture look pretty.