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 […]

Rise up: Focaccia with Tomato and Mozzarella

tomato mozzarella focaccia recipe

I would never adopt the paleo diet.I know… that’s probably going to stir up some trouble, but if you follow a strict paleo diet and you are reading this article for focaccia with mozzarella, you’ve probably landed here by mistake. I’m not discounting its merit and I applaud those who stick to it because they find […]

Weeknight Meals: Baked Farfalle with Summer Squash

School is back in session. You’re busy. The kids are busy. You need something simple to throw together for dinner. Got it. This month I am dedicating the majority of my food posts to weeknight meals. Those dishes that are simple to make, don’t require loads of ‘hands-on’, and still taste spectacular. I’ll do my […]

Crock-tober Cooking: 40 Clove Garlic Chicken

40 clove garlic chicken recipe

37, 38, 39… 40. Forty, not thirty-nine, people. That’s what makes the difference. Well, it is possible that if you only had 39 cloves of garlic the absence would hardly be noticed. I wouldn’t know because in the many times I’ve made this dish, I’ve never used one more or less than 40. I’m not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lola Cooks: Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

roasted broccoli and cauliflower soup recipe

This month is soup month and we are doing our part to bring you some recipes that are sure to fill your tummy without emptying your wallet. Broccoli and cauliflower are in season right now and often on sale.  Lucky for us, they also make a wonderful hearty winter soup. Nothing can compare to soup. There is something […]

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 […]

Lola Cooks: Flatbread Fix

flatbread pizza recipe

Last week we brought you our recipe for simple flatbread. We made quite a bit and thought you might have, too. Today we offer up a couple of quick and easy solutions for flatbread use. These are great recipes for mid-week as they are simple and, if well-planned, won’t take more than a 1/2 hour to make. The first […]

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 […]