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Grilled Zucchini

grilled zucchini

  Joe and I bought our gas grill the day we created our wedding registry at Sears. We knew we should wait for my bridal shower, but we just couldn’t be patient. We wanted to enjoy grilled food out on our deck as soon as the weather warmed up. We primarily grill hamburgers, chili burgers, hot dogs, chicken breasts, and veggies. Oh, and kielbasa. I can’t forget kielbasa; Joe’s dad has worked at a world famous kielbasa shop on and off throughout his retirement. My mom grills all kinds of adventurous things – pineapple, peaches, corn, and stuff I’d never … Read more

Eggplant Pizzas

eggplant pizza

We have gotten two or three eggplants from our CSA every week for almost the entire summer. Joe makes a delicious eggplant parmesan and a lovely ratatouille, but both get stale after you’ve alternated them three or four weeks in a row. We needed something new. Enter eggplant pizza. This recipe is entirely healthy, and it is loaded with vegetables.   They were delicious. We liked them so well that we made them on back-to-back nights. We ate them all on Wednesday night and made them again on Thursday. That’s a good recipe! A note on Grace’s reaction I’m still … Read more

How to Cook with Fresh Pumpkin

How to cook with fresh pumpkin - It's simple and easy to use fresh pumpkins to make puree. You can freeze it to save it for later use in recipes like pie, bread, and cookies. What to do with a fresh pumpkin to make a healthy meal. Great for fall and especially Thanksgiving.

Cooking with Fresh Pumpkin Until very recently, I was under the impression that pumpkin came from a can. Har har. I knew it was a vegetable from a vine, but I didn’t know how to use one. I had no idea how to select a fresh pumpkin, how to cook one, or what to do with the pulp. And then I got a couple of fresh pumpkins for free. I couldn’t let them go to waste, so I figured out how to use fresh pumpkin. Here’s what I learned: Picking a Fresh Pumpkin When you select a pumpkin, choose one … Read more