Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Tomato Basil Sauce

Each year I like to grow a new vegetable in the garden and this year I chose spaghetti squash. Not only is this squash new to my garden, but it's also new to my taste buds. Can you believe I've never eaten it before? My mother has a very limited palate so growing up as a kid there were many foods that never graced our dining table; like asparagus (now my fave veggie), broccoli, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, leeks, mushrooms (unless they were … [Read more...]

Blackberry Cornmeal Cake Recipe

Summer is my favorite time of year and one of the things I love most about this season is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Yesterday I canned tomatoes from my garden and a trip to the local farm market provides me with produce that's not found in my backyard. Blackberries were my choice of fruit this week and I wanted to find a recipe for this dark berry that consistently ranks in the upper echelon of super food lists. I decided to … [Read more...]

Super Simple Peach Cobbler

Summer is my favorite season and part of the reason I love it so much is due to the freshness of fruits and vegetables this time of year. I love snacking on fresh, juicy peaches from the farmer's market and enjoy cooking them up in recipes like this simple peach cobbler. A recipe doesn't have to be complicated to be good and this sweet concoction doesn't disappoint. (Recipe below - you absolutely MUST use self-rising flour!) Just a few … [Read more...]

Live Creatively Inspired

It's funny how one day life is going along as it normally would, and then the next day the scenery of your world changes! I'm sure we've all experienced this in our life's journey ... giving birth to a child for example. One day life is peaceful and you go through your daily routine and then BAM ... you give birth to a baby and the whole world is turned upside down. Before any rumors get started, I'm not having a baby! Mother Nature has already … [Read more...]

Best Ever Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil Recipe

Spaghetti is a staple food item in most households but in our home, Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil has become a true gourmet meal. My daughter introduced me to this famed Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil recipe from Scarpetta's restaurant in New York City where you'll pay $24 for a plate of this heavenly yumminess. Normally I don't wax on about spaghetti but this dish is truly flavorful and delicious. What's amazing is the limited ingredients … [Read more...]

The Secret to Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

It started in high school ... my quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. I searched for a recipe that produced Mrs. Field type cookies. You know, chewy on the inside but with a little crunch on the outside. The Toll House cookie recipe left a bit to be desired, in my opinion. The cookies from that recipe were flat and lifeless. I wanted a recipe that created a pretty, well-mounded cookie that wasn't dry. After many years of trial and … [Read more...]

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