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Sautéed Beet Greens

Ever since we tried the Whole30 program earlier this year, my husband Jack eats a healthy breakfast every day that consists of eggs, roasted root vegetables, and sautéed greens (usually kale). He does a lot of the prep ahead of time – roasting up the veggies and sautéing the greens – so only a quick […]

Parmesan Peas with Pancetta and Shallots

My husband Jack absolutely adores peas – and I think he would eat them as a side dish with every meal if he could! I, on the other hand, like peas too but only when they are mixed with other ingredients or mixed into a recipe. But – our Parmesan Peas with Pancetta and Shallots […]

Refried Beans

I have to admit, I was never much of a fan of Refried Beans…until I tried this recipe! This recipe for refried beans, developed by my husband Jack, is so flavorful thanks to a little bit of pancetta (I know – not a traditional Mexican ingredient – but it adds fantastic flavor!) that is sautéed […]

Minestrone

My husband Jack is affectionately called “Soup Guy” by his friends.  While most of them show up with beer, or ribs, or some other sort of ‘guy food’ when they get together to watch a football game – Jack shows up with a pot of soup – and his buddies love him for it! I […]

Creamy Polenta with Pancetta and Broccoli Rabe

Polenta is a really delicious alternative to potatoes or rice and it’s one of those dishes that always makes us ask, “Why don’t we have this more often?” This recipe for Soft Polenta with Pancetta and Broccoli Rabe can be a filling and satisfying meal in and of itself. The rich, creamy and cheesy polenta, […]