Lola Cooks: Lyonnaise Salad

lyonnaise salad recipe

I have been to dozens of conferences and at each one someone invariably says “Never apologize for not posting blog posts.” I’ve tried to stay true to that over the years. There have been many times that work and family and well, life, in general, have gotten in the way of consistent blog posts. The […]

Weeknight Meals: Rigatoni with Butternut Squash and Sage

rigatoni with butternut squash recipe

I have a lot of sage. My herbaceous abundance coupled with my burning desire to coax fall into the picture have resulted in several sage themed dishes lately. I’m certain my kids will be glad when that ride is over. For my latest weeknight meal post I am bringing you a delicious pasta dish that […]

Cookie Week 2012 Day Five: Maple Bacon Oatmeal Cookies

maple bacon oatmeal cookie recipe

O Holy Smokes!  We have reached the end of Cookie Week 2012… and we are going out with a *bang*. We saved the best for last with this flavor explosion… Maple Bacon Oatmeal. This may just be my Cookie of the Year. It is that good. This cookie is quite plain to look at, but don’t be […]

Lola Cooks: Bacon Tomato Shrimp with Cheddar Polenta

tomato bacon shrimp with cheddar polenta recipe

As the school year gets into full swing you may find yourself once again seeking quick and easy meal options. The trouble is you want to offer a bit of variety and hopefully a home-cooked meal or two. To avoid pulling dinner from a drive-thru bag we must look for speedy alternatives. Today Lola is […]

Lola Cooks: Corn Chowder

best corn chowder recipe

We are wrapping up our contributions to Soup Month today with one of my childhood favorites. This dish was a regular part of our winters as a kid in Michigan. I don’t know if it was tradition or frugality that kept it around, but it didn’t matter. To me, this soup tastes like childhood.  The soup is easy […]

Updated Classics: The BLT

best blt recipe

Whenever I am in a quandary about which sandwich to choose (for breakfast, lunch, or dinner) I inevitably choose the BLT. It never disappoints. Thick cut, flavorful bacon makes for a sturdier sandwich, and a crisp finish on the fry means that with each bite I get just the right amount of everything and nothing […]

Lola Cooks: Macaroni and Cheese

best mac and cheese recipe

Macaroni and cheese might just be the world’s most perfect comfort food. It is the king of comfort foods. For me, it is the perfect solution to turn any bad day right around. Even as a child, my outlook would change completely if I knew mac & cheese was in my immediate future. Today I […]

July Monday Series 2: FitFood FitTip

best frittata recipe

We continue our Monday series for July this week with one of my favorite FitFoods – Frittata. Frittata uses one of the most accessible protein sources, eggs. We have cut out some of the fat and cholesterol by using only half of the yolks. Beyond that, there is a minimal amount of fat in the […]

After Easter: Deviled Eggs 3 Ways

deviled egg recipes

Peter Cottontail has come and gone and you have more boiled eggs than you can handle. Enter the deviled egg. An American classic – the deviled egg, in one form or another, has been around for hundreds of years. Today we offer up 3 varieties of the picnic staple. We have taken inspiration from a […]

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