Macaroni & Cheese Soup with Broccoli

Macaroni & Cheese Soup with Broccoli

Charlotte declared this the best soup I’ve ever made! Her high praise might make up for some of those times I made a dish I thought she’d love and she really didn’t like it. There’s not much to describe other than it is basically mac 

Loaded Sweet Potatoes With Black Beans & Cheddar

Loaded Sweet Potatoes With Black Beans & Cheddar

This is such a simple recipe that it’s almost not a recipe. But the thing I love about it is: 1) without this recipe, I would never have put these ingredients together; 2) I will always cooks sweet potatoes cut in half lengthwise, cut side 

Chickpea Vegetable Soup

Chickpea Vegetable Soup

I made this delicious soup last night. It was a hearty enough dish for a vegetarian dinner with some crusty bread for dipping. The key to the recipe is the broth which cooks for an hour before adding the veggies. The parmesan rind is a 

Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese

Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese

Meat is generally at the center of our holiday meals and Valentine’s Day was no different featuring some delicious filet mignons for me and my husband. But, our daughter doesn’t love meat (other than poultry) and is experimenting with becoming a vegetarian. I’ve made her 

White Bean Piccata Pasta with Broccoli

White Bean Piccata Pasta with Broccoli

I love Chicken Piccata and Charlotte loves anything lemon and claims broccoli is her favorite food. So, this riff on chicken piccata seemed like a perfect meal for my new vegetarian. Her favorite flavor, vegetable, and some beans for protein made this dish a hit. 

Nancy’s Pizza Beans

Nancy’s Pizza Beans

I first made this recipe early in the pandemic when grocery shopping was a big stress and we were all looking for recipes with mostly pantry ingredients. I don’t remember if I shared this recipe with my friend Nancy or vice versa, but Nancy definitely 

Meatless Mondays: Broccoli Kugel

Meatless Mondays: Broccoli Kugel

As an animal lover, Charlotte is trying to emulate one of her idols Paul McCartney and be a “weekday vegetarian”. I want to make sure she’s getting protein so was looking for an easy egg dish that didn’t seem too breakfasty. Charlotte claims her favorite 

Cheesy Baked Shells & Broccoli

Cheesy Baked Shells & Broccoli

This is an easy homemade mac and cheese that will please kids and adults!  Tasty with the added benefit of a bit of broccoli in the dish. I followed the recipe as written, using a mild cheddar.  The only addition was including a bit of 

Crock Pot Black Bean Soup

Crock Pot Black Bean Soup

I haven’t really been posting because some other things have been keeping me busy.  BUT I have been cooking.  This week I made this super easy and delicious black bean soup in my slow cooker.  I just had to post it because everyone — me, 

Meatless Monday: Fresh Pea Soup

Meatless Monday: Fresh Pea Soup

Wow!  It’s been a while.  I am back in NYC after spending the summer at our house in the Berkshires.  Takeout is not an option up there and restaurants are a good drive away.  So, my kitchen was very busy — I cooked 3 to