Herbed Butter

I was gathering all the herbs left in my garden and threw together some fresh herb butter logs to freeze. I had to share this wonderful way to preserve the summer garden. You can freeze the logs in small sandwich bags and keep in your fridge freezer to use every day. I use them on…

Roasted Tomato Soup With still more fresh tomatoes to use and being I want to to eat them as fresh as possible. I made this roasted soup. The longest part is roasting the tomatoes, it is an easy recipe to do and if you have a stick blender it is a snap! Ingredients: 15 large…

Phyllo Croutons

Phyllo Croutons Perfect with any soup or salad of your choice! 6 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan herbs of your choice Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large heavy baking sheet with parchment paper. Stack the phyllo sheets on counter and roll into a…

Eggplant, Chickpea, Tomato Roll Ups

I still am using all my fresh garden produce while it lasts. This was tonight’s fast dish. I like this recipe, if it marinates, it is even better. if you are not a chickpea fan, try black beans or skip all together. Eggplant, Chickpeas, Tomato Roll Ups 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh…

Walleye with Lemon Caper Sauce

I just had to share last nights dinner with all of you! The walleye that my husband has been catching are great this time of year. Try this lemon sauce that really hits it good with a slab of walleye. Make the sauce first then make the fish, pour a couple tablespoons of sauce over…

Rosemary and Lemon Chicken

My new favorite combination is lemon and Rosemary. Luckily I have 2 of my plants brought indoors to endure a winter in Minnesota! I have made a cake, shortbread and this tantalizing chicken recipe cut out from a magazine which I have no idea which one. I collect too many recipes I guess! This is…

Wooden Pumpkins

For a change of pace I decided to show you what had my husband make and I finished them up. They are perfect for an outdoor setting at your door  step or put in the entry way inside. The stem is wrapped with birch bark from a tree that was peeling in my front yard….

Stuffed Eggplants

I still have some nice eggplants with all this warm weather we have having. almost over 80 every day! And this morning my cactus was blooming again, very strange for this time of year. While searching for eggplant recipes to try I found this one I tore out from a magazine, not sure which one…

Beets with a Cream Sauce

I have beets that needed to be used up in the garden and found this recipe. The sauce has just enough creaminess to not overpower the beets. This should make 5-6 servings Beets with a Cream Sauce 4 medium beets, peeled and cut into slices, about 1/4-inch or so 1/2 cup water 4-5 tablespoons unsalted…

Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars

I have made this Paula Deen recipe for quite a few years, I thought everyone needs a rich dessert once during apple season. This are very tasty and perfect with a hot drink on a fall evening. We just finished the last piece today! I prefer to use Haroldsons apples in this recipe instead of…