Monday Menu: Roasted Acorn Squash with Dirty Rice Pilaf

roasted acorn squash with dirty rice pilaf recipe

If your fall menu doesn’t include roasted acorn squash, I beg you to reconsider. These little beauties are as tasty as they are cute. Low in the bad stuff and high in vitamins and fiber, acorn squash is a healthy hit that is also ridiculously simple to prepare. Pair it with our Monday mashup of […]

Burger Week: Caprese Burger with Balsamic Aioli

caprese burger recipe

If you looked back through my social media streams you’d see how often (probably too often) I speak of three things… hummus, gyros, and basil. I am Mediterranean through and through and these foods pop up in my meals frequently. Caprese salad is, without a doubt, my favorite thing about summer. Fresh picked tomato and […]

Lola Cooks: Ginger Beef with Kale and Mushrooms

ginger beef recipe

Struggling with ideas for weekday dinners? We all go through it. Our days are busy, but we still want to provide a healthy dinner… one that doesn’t come in a paper bag. Beyond that, our hectic schedules make the time a real factor. This recipe might be just what you need. This Ginger Beef with […]

Today’s Special: Beef & Spinach Tortellini Soup

beef and spinach tortellini soup recipe

We are wrapping up our soup celebration with a super quick and easy recipe that is sure to please. The base of this soup is simply beef stock.  What you add makes it hearty enough to be the meal. It is well-rounded and full of flavor. This reminds me a bit of Italian Wedding Soup […]

Holiday Edition Lola Cooks: Cabbage Rolls

best cabbage roll recipe

Our Festivus celebration continues this week as we prepare for the big day.  Nearly all of our gifts have been purchased or made and most are wrapped and under the tree. Nevertheless, I’m sure there will be plenty of last-minute things to finish. Christmas Eve is always busier than expected and often peppered with visits and visitors. For […]

Where’s the Beef: Burger Basics

burger basics

Burgers are a mainstay in many American homes. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but in terms of ingredients, they are very economical, as well.  With the introduction of the burger joint in the mid-1900s, the US fell in love with the hamburger.   In my hometown, there was a wonderful place called Burger Chef that has fallen […]

Lola Cooks: Classic Lasagna

best lasagna lasagne recipe

A good lasagna is hard to beat. There is a time commitment involved, but the result is more than worth the effort. It is a dish that is sure to please. When executed properly you get a good, thick, meaty sauce and lots of gooey cheese with each bite. The noodles will be cooked but […]