Angry Shrimp

You’re definitely going to want to try this flavor explosion of a one-one-bowl dinner! Probably not on a weeknight after a long day of work, but maybe on game night so you can eat it in front of the TV. Maybe the next time Syracuse plays Pitt in men’s basketball. I always get angry during…

Oregano Pork Chops With Zucchini & Caramelized Onions

Sticktoitiveness: noun. The quality of persisting at something; tenacity. I had the best fourth-grade teacher. The first time I heard her use this word is also my first memory of someone using a word other than “stubborn” to describe my unwillingness to give up; she made it into a compliment. I also loved her for…

Roasted Butternut Squash

Well, that was a longer blogging break than I’d had in mind. First, I took a week off to try to finish the wedding quilt I’m making for my daughter and son-in-law. I was sooooo close to having it done on time! But nope, didn’t quite make it. So then I thought I could finish…

Roasted Herbed Turnips and Zucchini

The garden got away from me! Well, the growth of some of its inhabitants did. One day I had baby turnips & zucchini. The next day, it seemed, they were enormous! I really didn’t need to plant turnips as early as I did, but I was so excited to get things growing that I overdid…

Roasted Zucchini and Baby Potatoes With Caribbean Seasoning

I’ve really enjoyed finding new and different ways to cook zucchini this summer. It was my first year growing zucchini because I used to think I didn’t like it. Was I ever wrong! I think my misconception came from old habits. When I was growing up (and, sorry kids, when you were growing up, too,)…

Sautéed Zucchini With Tomatoes & Cumin

I bet you see tomatoes and zucchini and think, “Italian.” Not this time! The cumin and coriander make this dish a great accompaniment to Margarita Chicken or even a Middle Eastern style meal. The stars are the zucchini and red tomatoes. I tossed in a few green tomatoes because my garden is weird this summer;…

Zucchini With Toasted Almonds & Mint

We thought we didn’t like zucchini. We were wrong. Thanks to Smitten Kitchen, now we can’t get enough! So ya know that neighbor you avoid every summer because they’re always trying to dump their excess zucchini on you? Call them. Now. This incredible dish is going to make you want to be their new best…

Grilled Za’atar Zucchini

For most of my life, I never really saw the point of zucchini. It seemed oddly-textured and somewhat bland. Then I made Ginger-Soy Chicken Packets, where the zucchini soaks up the sauce and becomes one of the best bits in the packet. Ever since I discovered that, I’ve been looking for other ways to make this…