Author: Wendy Dennis

Ground Beef and Cabbage – So easy and so delicious!

Ground Beef and Cabbage – So easy and so delicious!

This is a great one-dish meal – just add some good bread to soak up the juices or serve over rice or pasta. Plus, it offers the perfect way to get nutrient-rich cabbage into your meal routine. To watch my cooking demo video for this…

Chick Peas with Chorizo Sausage – less meat, more veggies!

Chick Peas with Chorizo Sausage – less meat, more veggies!

Do you sometimes wonder what to do with the produce in your fridge and and all sorts of things in your freezer? While I am presenting this as a recipe as I made it, I encourage you to use the basic technique (saute onion and…

Crustless Quiche: a great way to use leftovers!

Crustless Quiche: a great way to use leftovers!

Crustless Quiche Base: 6 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup grated cheese (cheddar cheese, swiss cheese or mozzarella)) 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (optional) salt & pepper to taste 1 + cup optional ingredients (see below) Optional Ingredients: The original poster of this recipe has this suggestion: “As a general…

Simple Blended Burger: Bursting with Flavor and Crunch!

Simple Blended Burger: Bursting with Flavor and Crunch!

I came up with this recipe for the #BlendedBurgerContest of the Blended Burger Project sponsored by Bon Appétit and the Mushroom Council. While the recipe doesn’t include sourcing specifics, and, as submitted called for ingredients you can find at any grocery store, I did use…

A Soup for Any Sausage

A Soup for Any Sausage

Do you like hearty soups that are easy to make? Me too, and I came across a great recipe via a Facebook cooking group the other day that I just had to try. I will admit that part of the appeal was that the recipe,…

Chicken Pot Pie for Four or Forty, Seasoned to Taste

Chicken Pot Pie for Four or Forty, Seasoned to Taste

As one of the alternating lead cooks for my church’s monthly community dinners, I am always looking for relatively healthy and easy recipes to feed a crowd without breaking the budget. Usually I find and try a family-size recipe and multiply it up. However, in…

Pork and Summer Squash Casserole over Rice: Family Size or For a Crowd

Pork and Summer Squash Casserole over Rice: Family Size or For a Crowd

Background: The Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Wakefield MA offers a Community Dinner each month from September to June in partnership with Wakefield’s Horizon House Clubhouse. Horizon House provides their kitchen and dining room, and we provide the food, either via cooking or catering. I love…

Applesauce Cake made with White Whole Wheat and Oat Flour with Quick Cream Cheese Frosting

Applesauce Cake made with White Whole Wheat and Oat Flour with Quick Cream Cheese Frosting

When devising the menu for a recent community dinner (click HERE to see the other menu items) I looked for a healthyish dessert, and was thinking that some kind of oatmeal/applesauce sort of bar would be nice. However, I ended up finding an amazing applesauce…

More Zucchini?  Grate!

More Zucchini? Grate!

My friend Elizabeth just left two of the most gorgeous zucchini squashes on my porch. Between the two they weigh in at close to 7 pounds. The ruler is there for scale.  Elizabeth did send me a picture in which she used her glasses to…

French Lentil Soup: Splendidly Simple and Most Satisfactory

French Lentil Soup: Splendidly Simple and Most Satisfactory

Finally, the perfect lentil soup recipe! As not actually usual for me, I made it as written so I will copy and paste it here with the title linked to the recipe on Epicurious.com that I used. …Well, okay, I made ONE change. The recipe…