Spinach, cheese and ravioli bake

Michigan May temperatures are still chilly, though the sunshine has been warming me up for some outdoor gardening and exercise. I had some ingredients ready to go for another dinner dish, but decided to pair them up and make a classic comfort meal last week. I have made variations of this dish, already on this…

Spinach and Tomato Tortellini

After doing an Internet search, I was not able to find a recipe which comes close to how I have prepared this dish several times.  It is quite tasty and has gone through some variations in the past years. I have finally settled on this method which produces a very delicious quick and easy dinner….

Springtime Spinach Spread

March Madness is upon us again, and there is always another event where a new appetizer could be shared.  Here is an easy recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes and is very creamy and tasty.  This recipe makes a lot of spread, so it can either be frozen for later events or…

Shortcut lasagna

When short on time but still craving the taste of a cheesy lasagna, try this shortcut ravioli lasagna recipe. I found this recipe in the Taste of Home magazine and found it to be extremely tasty and easy to prepare on a weeknight. Choose between either frozen meat ravioli or just cheese ravioli and put…

Martha’s spinach dip 2.0

Another March madness favorite has to be spinach dip.  I have posted on this blog in past years other versions of spinach and artichoke dips, but this one is super easy and from Martha Stewart.  She has updated the dip with ricotta cheese and even suggests that it can be made with other greens, such…

Cheesy Chicken Spinach Pasta

Searching through my favorite magazine recipe file, I found a chicken pasta recipe that was easy to make and quite delicious.  It was published in Cooking Light magazine, December 2014. I followed the recipe, but changed up the ingredients as I often do to make the recipe my own.  This saucy pasta can be a…

spinach lasagna

since we are still suffering with extremely cold temperatures in Michigan, i decided to pull out a recipe from one of my garden club friends.  the ultimate comfort food for those cold winter days has to be lasagna.  instead of making the traditional meat lasagna, i opted for a vegetarian recipe of spinach lasagna.  this…

vegetable garden inspiration

last month i took advantage of viewing many yards on traditional summer garden walks. i always seem to be inspired by viewing what others have in their own home gardens.  on this particular walk, i was totally impressed with this home and the postage-stamp sized vegetable garden. this vegetable garden was not huge, as i…

eggs Greenbrier

  while living in Charleston, i have to admit that one of my favorite places to visit was the Greenbrier hotel.  we made many trips over the years, with even a special spa weekend as a perfect gift for turning 50 years old.  somehow, i forgot about my age and just had an amazing time…

spinach roll ups

  instead of a traditional lasagna, i tried this recipe that uses the lasagna noodles as roll ups.  the recipe comes from a cookbook from the oyster-ponds historical society of long island new york.  as a main dish casserole, this recipe was very tasty.  it also does not use an excessive amount of cheese, which is more…

spinach appetizer spread

  on my endless search for the perfect appetizer spread, i decided to try this recipe.  it was easy to make and is a delicious addition to any appetizer table. to make the spread:   saute 3 tablespoons chopped fresh onion in 3 tablespoons butter or margarine.  add 3 ounces low-fat cream cheese and stir to…

spinach brunch tarts

these brunch tarts are individually sized without a crust for great portion control.  they could be easily used for a breakfast or lunch, accompanied with a side salad, fruit, or even a breakfast meat.  the recipe will make 12 mini tarts. the tarts are very tasty and will be nicely received by your family.  to…