Roasted Brussels sprouts with sun-dried tomatoes and chopped Kalamata olives in a serving dish

Roasted Brussels sprouts with sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives

I can’t tell you how many times someone’s told me they don’t like Brussels sprouts. Truth be told, I didn’t either. At least not growing up.

Because they had the life boiled out of them. Not to mention all the flavor, texture, and everything nutritious.

But then — and granted this is many years ago now —  I had them roasted.

And happily, I’ve never looked back.

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German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

To those who’ve never had the good fortune to have eaten German Potato Salad before, in all its hot (or cold!), sour, sweet, bacon goodness, I think you’re in for a treat.

The grandparents called it Kartoffelsalat.

I grew up eating a lot of German cooking and have a soft spot in my heart (and stomach) for it. And over the years I have had the pleasure of inflicting that soft spot on my family and friends who welcome the chance to share these meals with me.

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plate with avocado and tomato salad

Avocado Tomato Salad

I looked around the kitchen and the closest I had to a traditional green salad, as I’d promised when they asked “Hey, what’s for dinner?” earlier, was some romaine lettuce and a couple of tomatoes. One hand in the pantry, the other hand in the refrigerator, and I found some leftover bread — apparently that’s a thing, doesn’t happen often — and an avocado who’d missed the guacamole party a few days before.

Quick and easy, this is where I ended up.

And it was good enough they asked “How’d you make this?”

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Greek Pasta Salad is an easy, healthy, and affordable side dish or starter that can be made ahead of time and keeps well in the refrigerator. Visit to learn more.

Greek Pasta Salad

Finally, a sunny day after a long week of rainy days. I thought I’d celebrate with some bright colors of my own by making a big bowl of Greek Pasta Salad.

Delicious, quick, easy, affordable, and healthy. Hard to beat that! And try it with some pita bread.

And you know I love dishes which I can pull together from a trip to the local farmers market and some odds and ends out of the pantry.

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