Lola Cooks: Pumpkin Fettuccine with Sausage and Sage

pumpkin fettuccine recipe

Are you one of THOSE people? One of the millions who only purchase pumpkins for decorations? Don’t feel singled out. The vast majority of all pumpkins purchased in the US is for decor. Beyond that, pureed pumpkin is purchased for the obligatory pumpkin pie, but that’s about where the pumpkin purchasing pauses. Our autumnal friend […]

Lola Cooks: The Best Onion Rings… EVER

best onion rings ever recipe

I am not a lover of fried foods. I don’t forsake them entirely, but they just aren’t part of my regular diet. The idea of State Fairs coming soon and fried “just about anything” makes me a little queasy, but every so often I get a craving for just a little fried something. Most often […]

Mediterranean Chicken and Quinoa Salad

mediterranean chicken and quinoa recipe

It is no wonder the Mediterranean Diet continues to grow in popularity. The fresh, wholesome ingredient approach to cooking provides flavor and nutrition. By using a combination of foods that bring out the best in each other, you can create a plate that is packed with goodness and tastes great, too. This Mediterranean Chicken and […]

Lola Cooks: Orange and Olive Salad

orange and olive salad recipe

As promised, we have more healthy food coming your way this month. Personally, I hope you LOVE this one as much as I do. It is one of my absolute favorite things to eat. This is certainly not an American flavor combination and may make you cringe a bit, but I urge you to try […]

Lola Cooks: Classic Minestrone

classic minestrone recipe

Our tribute to the glorious food that is soup continues with this classic that should be in just about everyone’s recipe file. Minestrone is one of those soups that gets tweaked from one home to the next. This recipe is a good basic recipe that you can manage to suit your tastes. If you don’t […]

Lola Cooks: Chunky Borscht

chunky borscht recipe

Around here, January means Soup Month. Over the past 4 years, we have presented many soup recipes for you to enjoy. This month we have 4 more planned that are sure to take the chill off. Today we start out with a chunky borscht. This soup is loaded with flavor, nutrition, and an earthiness that […]

Crock-tober Cooking: Slow-Cooked Onion Thyme Lamb

slow cooker onion thyme lamb

All through September, while the temperatures still danced gleefully above the 100˚ mark, I told myself to just hold on a bit longer; October would be here soon and bring with it cooler days. Well, my friends, I made it. Now it’s only mid to upper 80s here, but that is enough for me to […]

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 […]

Soup of the Day: Peppercorn Clam Chowder

peppercorn clam chowder recipe

Enter the inspirational pork chop.A few weeks ago I enjoyed a seared pork chop with green peppercorn sauce. This was the best thing I’ve eaten so far this year. I know it’s early, but I assure even in November it will be hard to beat. The pork chop was moist perfection, but what really grabbed […]

Soup du Jour: Smoky Turkey Lentil

smoky turkey lentil soup recipe

I blotted my eyes on my sleeve close to the shoulder to avoid any further onion tears. I looked up, startled to see my son standing there.“You OK?” he asked. “Fine.  I just got a little onion in my eyes… blasted onions.” “You’re chopping a lot of stuff.  What are you making?” “Soup.” “Oh. It smells […]