Spring Goat Cheese Vegetable Dip

I love vegetable dips. Everything about them.   You can be at any kind of summer party surrounded by the most awkward collection of people - try your questionably twice removed uncle, ex-boyfriend's latest gf, that guy you 'forgot' to call back...3 months ago...take your pick kids.   But put that same group around a big bowl of dip - and voila! BFF's. All the sudden everyone has something delicious in common and a fabulous conversation starter (aka what an amazing cook this … [Read more...]

Spring Vegetable Frittata

After the past few posts I bet you guys were starting to wonder if you were ever going to see another vegetable on the blog! French toast... doughnuts... crumb cake... umm...can you guess which end of the Easter buffet line I start on??   Luckily for my insulin levels -  the final recipe for my 3 month magazine series with McHenry County Magazine is a super yummy Spring Vegetable Frittata! I'm really excited to share this recipe with you all because I think its kind of a unique take … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Galette

I had a great Thanksgiving, I hope you all did too! We hit everything on the checklist this year... lots of family. too much food. football. too much food....and even more food to bring home (actually thats a lie, we accidentally left it in my aunt's fridge. My dad was so sad he said about 3 words on the way home.) It was pretty low key. We visited my grandpa in the nursing home, swung by my mom's brother's family's place, then had dinner at my dad's brother's place. By the way that would now … [Read more...]