Aunt Fanny’s Famous Southern Squash Casserole

Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday because it's all about good food and family traditions...and none of the commercial mumbo jumbo. It's not a fabricated Hallmark holiday, and there are no obligatory gifts to buy. The entire purpose is to get together with family and friends, give thanks for all that we have, and … Continue reading Aunt Fanny’s Famous Southern Squash Casserole

Nonpartisan Chicken

Vote 'yes' for this easy and delicious one-pot skillet chicken with tomatoes, mushrooms, eggplant, peppers and olives. America is often described as a melting pot, so it only seems fitting to make an election night meal that blends different flavors and cultures into one pot! Regardless of which side you're on, it's likely that you … Continue reading Nonpartisan Chicken

Pedal Power Bike Drive — November 12

I always wanted to be an audience member at one of Oprah's shows when she announced that everyone was the recipient of some outrageously awesome prize -- a TV, her favorite new kitchen appliance, or maybe a bike! Imagine what it must feel like to be surprised with something so incredible. Then, imagine that you're … Continue reading Pedal Power Bike Drive — November 12

(No) Cream of Asparagus Soup

Sadly, we're nearing the end of asparagus season. Until recently, asparagus has been abundant and quite reasonably priced, but soon prices are going to skyrocket again. Today, at my favorite international grocery, I discovered enormous 2 lb packages of asparagus for $1.79 on the clearance rack (my favorite place to seek out bargains). Clearly they … Continue reading (No) Cream of Asparagus Soup