A collage composed of six photos of some of the squash recipes that are featured in this post.

Squash Recipes for Thanksgiving

Squash is not one of the most popular vegetables in the USA. In fact, it doesn’t even make the top 20, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t like it. In spite of it’s lack of popularity, for some reason, squash seems to be mandatory on the Thanksgiving table, so we have collected several squash recipes for you to consider as a possible side for […]

A collage showing 6 different green bean recipes that are featured in the post below.

Green Bean Recipes for Thanksgiving

Green Beans are the fifteenth most popular vegetable in the USA, so it seems only right to provide you with a collection of green bean recipes. Some of these recipes use fresh green beans while others utilize canned or frozen green beans. You’ll find keto recipes, gluten free recipes, vegan recipes, and recipes for those who eschew processed foods. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure […]

A glass bowl filled with finished cranberry orange relish. Bits of red, orange, and white are visible in the mixture.

Cranberry Orange Relish

Cranberry orange relish is different than your usual cranberry dish for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a raw dish. You don’t need to turn on the stove. It’s also a very forgiving recipe. If I’m making this for people who don’t use sugar, it’s a simple matter to swap the sugar for the non caloric sweetener of their choice without any negative effect on […]

Fourth of July Treats for Special Diets

Nine Fourth of July Treats for Special Diets

Holidays are a time to celebrate, but for people with special diets or dietary sensitivities, family get-togethers can be stressful. A friend of mine who has gluten intolerance always worries if there will be something that she is able to eat when she is invited to someone’s house. This collection of recipes is for those people who have someone in your circle of friends, or […]

This delicious Minestrone Soup is rich, hearty, and filling.

Minestrone Soup

This thick, rich, and filling Minestrone Soup is chock full of vegetables.  Tomatoes, Italian seasonings, and beans are the stars of this soup,

This delicious, steaming split pea soup is a vegan recipe.

Split Pea Soup

This vegan Split Pea Soup recipe is hearty and delicious.  It’s a simple recipe that doesn’t require much chopping, and it cooks quickly.  This makes Split Pea Soup the perfect recipe for a weeknight dinner. 

Mom's Albondigas Soup

Mom’s Albondigas Soup

My mom was a really good cook.  She was able to create a delicious meal out of almost anything.   One of the things I miss most since her death is being able to call her up on the phone and tell her about a new recipe I discovered.  Even though she has been gone for over two years, I still find myself thinking that I […]