Broccoli, Ham & Cheese Quiche

This Easy Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Quiche is pretty amazing! It’s chock full of ham, broccoli & cheese – a great brunch or breakfast for dinner option!

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15 Minute Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

I love me a good Broccoli Cheese Soup. I love it even more when it’s start to finish, 15 minute Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup, piping hot and on the table in no time at all.  And I love it even better, when it’s made with real Cheddar for that flavor punch.

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The Best Salad in the World

I had it from a grocery store deli. The Best Salad in the World. Seriously, that’s what it was called – and I agree!

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Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Hot, sticky summer days are here – perfect days to think about NOT heating up the house and about eating light & healthy. And when light and healthy means cool and delicious, too, like this Pesto Pasta Salad, that’s a winner.

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Steak & Veggie Ramen Bowl

As some of you know, I’ve been “bunking” with my folks ever since they had some health issues last year; I’m in the middle of nowhere South Dakota (they moved here so it’s not even my home state) with Gibson, my labrador, Homer, my cat, a few clothes and a laptop. In a spruce green…

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Shaved Broccoli Salad with Apple & Tarragon

I try to eat healthy, fresh vegetables all year ’round, paying attention of course to pricing and seasonality when I can. This year, though, when summer finally hit I felt like I emerged from the house into the sunlight like one of the old-time pioneers I’ve read about, looking for anything green to eat. I’ve…

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Crazy Broccoli Salad

So a friend of mine called yesterday and asked about Broccoli Salad. Yep. Broccoli Salad. You know it, that “Crazy” salad that’s rather ubiquitous and has been around forever! I first had it in the late 70’s…Fresh broccoli in a sweet tart dressing punctuated by crunchy cashews, chewy raisins and a bit of bacon.

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Simple, Steamed Broccoli

Broccoli, cooked right, just has to be one of the most marvelous veggies there it – cooked wrong it becomes soggy, strong in flavor and gets pushed around the plate before it ends up down the disposal. I’ve shown my son and his girlfriend more than a few times, but I thought I should detail…

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Russell’s Cream of Broccoli Soup with Cheddar “Raft”

If you’re like me and love a good Cream of Broccoli soup, one that’s a soup and not a glorified cheese sauce in a bowl (although those do have their place & I have one on my site) this is the soup for you. Delicate, luscious, with a few French twists, Russell’s Cream of Broccoli…

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Almost Alton’s Oven Roasted Broccoli

Ya know, oven roasted broccoli was something I used to make a lot. Maybe you did, too. So simple, it was hardly a recipe, I’d toss it with a bit of oil, throw it in the oven and when it was done, it was done. Sometimes it was great, others, not so much. The problem,…

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup, when done just right really does it for me. Anytime I can make something delish that’s super fast, fresh & healthy-ish, I’m all over it. And if it’s a meal that can come in at a budget – well, even better.

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Chicken “Stir Fry” based on Mah Gu Gai Pin with Rice

When I was a child growing up in a small, Northwestern Iowa town in the 60’s, my Dad had to take a trip to Iowa City and it was my “turn” to go along.  I must have been about six or seven, and I can’t remember anything about the trip except we ate at a…

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