Baked Ziti

A baked pasta dish made up of ziti pasta, marinara sauce, sweet Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, and fresh spinach for some color, nutrition, and fiber.  I like to refer to this dish as my lazy-person’s lasagna.  It has a similar flavor profile to a traditional lasagna, but none of the hassle of layering in all…

Ham & Cheddar Quiche

I realize that I have posted multiple quiche recipes on this blog.  This is your warning – I have no shame when it comes to my love for homemade quiche, and there will likely be multiple more quiche recipes coming down the pipe in future months.  As another note of warning, I like my quiches…

Barley and Sausage Risotto

I am slightly reluctant to call this a risotto since there is no rice in it, but this dish is similar to risotto in cooking methodology and composition.  Barley has a little more chew to it then rice, is heartier, and higher in protein.  This dish is the perfect end to a cold wintery day…

Cornbread, Kale, and Bacon Stuffing

Leftover cornbread, one final harvest of the garden kale, and BACON.  How can you resist the bacon? A simple dish that uses up some of the food that has been sitting around my kitchen.  Think of it as practice for Thanksgiving in a couple weeks. Ingredients: diced Cornbread Kale 3-4 diced strips of Bacon 1-2…