Watermelon + Arugula Salad

Watermelon + Arugula Salad
I was fortunate enough to get this cookbook...and a signed copy at that, for Mother's Day from our eldest daughter. It's a treasure as it was written by one of her good friends, Matt Moore, who has become a friend of mine as well.  He loves food and cooking so we had an instant bond.  He has an updated southern ... Read More

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts
This recipe is from David Lebovitz's cookbook My Paris Kitchen.  My daughter "accidentally" left her copy at my house, knowing it will make excellent bedtime reading material for me.  After paging through it I noticed we liked the same recipes, and this is one of them. With temp's getting warmer, all we want to do is play and work outdoors. ... Read More

Creamy Buttercup Squash Soup with Maple- Balsamic Reduction

Creamy Buttercup Squash Soup

On Monday nights after a full work day, a few friends leave their businesses, jobs and homes and come over to hang out.   We all come to a screeching halt from our crazy busy lives for friendship, study and prayer…and sometimes food. When we do eat together we keep it simple; homemade soup, salad and bread, or what ever shows up at the table. I had time on … Read More

Holiday Arugula Beet Salad

Arugula Beet Salad

This festive salad features some of my favorite ingredients such as avocado’s and dried cranberries. The addition of golden beets alongside its crimson cousin adds to its visual appeal. Arugula raises the bar of all the greens when it comes to salad greens in flavor and compliments a rich holiday dinner. The beets can be prepared a few days ahead … Read More