Author: Donna Ferguson

Apple-Spice Muffins with Oat Streusel

This week, it’s all about apples. Get back to baking and fill your house with the warm, welcoming smell of these Apple-Spice Muffins with Oat Streusel. Delectably studded with fresh apple, these moist, tender muffins are topped with oat and cinnamon sugar streusel, then drizzled with just a bit of apple cider glaze. They’re just […]

Sheet Pan Oktoberfest

Fall is here at last. Welcome the cooler breezes and turn on your oven again! Feed everyone quickly with a sheet pan dinner so easy you can make it on a weeknight. Save a bundle but don’t skimp on the fun with this Sheet Pan Oktoberfest. Filled with German flavor, it’s family fare that’s easy […]

Sicilian Caponata

This week, I’m sharing what I’m eating, and right now, I’m eating caponata. I made this year’s first batch a few weeks ago, and memories filled my kitchen almost as quickly as the familiar smell did. Before I could get any tucked away in the freezer, it disappeared. Everyone was hungry for more, so I’m […]

Homemade Stromboli

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what you make, but it better be good and it needs to get on the table quick. Everyone’s hungry and they’re all waiting for you. While you have a captive audience, why not pull something magic from your oven. Flaky, crisp, and warm, Homemade Stromboli is […]

Easy Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

It’s the big summer send-off. The last hurrah before the ease of summer ends and the air becomes charged with the busy bustle of schedules and routines. Right this minute is a great time to gather all that basil and make some pesto. Slice some tomatoes and cucumbers. Add slivers of onion, salt, pepper, oil […]

Trail Mix Cookies and Healthy Peanut Butter Granola

  Get ready for the first week of school with two easy recipes you can make now and have on hand for later. Make this homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Granola with your kids. It’s a delicious, crunchy topping for yogurt or overnight oats, or a breakfast on its own, served with almond or oat milk. […]

Chinese Chicken Salad with Red Chile Peanut Dressing

Just when you thought the worst was behind us, it is hot, hot, hot again. Consider this an excuse not to cook, and I’m writing all of you a permission note right now. Keep it cool this week and make simple meals. Don’t heat your house up. Here’s what to make when the stove and […]

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Are we having fun yet? This was one of my dad’s favorite phrases. Secret code for those of us in the know, it was his way of saying, “Yep, this is a really good time.” Usually he was talking to one of his grandsons, fishing rod in hand, bent over so he could reach a […]

Summer Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Gratin with Herbs

Summer goes by so fast. Just when you really start to get the hang of it, it’s suddenly Labor Day, and before you know it, it’s over. Be sure to make the most of it. Eat fresh and eat seasonal every chance you get. No matter how you say tomato, the season is upon us. […]

Cowboy Caviar

The heat is definitely on this week. When it gets this hot, the last place you want to be is the kitchen. Warmer temperatures can definitely wreak havoc with your appetite, not to mention your desire to cook. Make something refreshing and beat the heat with cooling dips that let you eat light. These three […]

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