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Easy Summer Vegetable Gratin

Easy Summer Vegetable Gratin

Not that it’s hard to find a reason to love summer, but one element in particular that I love is the simplicity of summer cooking. And while I try not to use the oven too much, it’s hard to argue with a dinner that practically makes itself. This is a light...
Salad of the Week: Summer Ingredient Salad

Salad of the Week: Summer Ingredient Salad

There’s a few ingredients that make for undeniable summer staples; garden-fresh tomatoes in a classic caprese salad, and anything involving sweet corn, such as this recipe from Mark Bittman. Since I had fresh Persian cucumbers on hand I added those, plus a...
Summer Hydration Smoothie and Tips

Summer Hydration Smoothie and Tips

The onset of the summer heat here in Dallas creates an almost insatiable desire to consume any and all COLD beverages and smoothies, at any time of day. Sound familiar? But, not all cold beverages are created equal and we have to be careful of what’s in those...
Truly Whole Grain Weekend Pancakes

Truly Whole Grain Weekend Pancakes

  I’ve discovered that I’m a bit of a pancake snob. It didn’t happen overnight, but I think I can trace it back to the acquisition of a home grain mill. Milling wheat (or any other grain) to make your own flour has a dramatic impact on the...