Author Archives: nancyc

Roasted Summer Squash and Tomatoes

Roasted Summer Squash and Tomatoes @ NancyCSome friends have shared summer squash from their gardens with me and I love roasted veggies, so I decided to roast some squash last weekend. Roasted Summer Squash and Tomatoes makes a great summer side dish or even a light meal. You can also serve it over pasta for a more filling lunch or dinner. Add some chopped chicken or turkey to it too, if you like. I really like it just the way it is…the tasty, tender roasted veggies flavored with some herbs and seasonings, garlic and onion, and the wonderful taste of Parmesan cheese! Continue reading

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Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad @ NancyCIf you’re wanting to get more veggies in your diet, this Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad may just be what you’re looking for! This veggie salad has lots of good things in it—not only broccoli and cauliflower, but cherry tomatoes, raisins, feta cheese, and chopped pecans. I especially love the feta cheese in this! Serve Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad as a side dish or a light meal—you could even add some leftover chopped grilled chicken to this! Continue reading

Tennessee Cornbread Salad

This Tennessee Cornbread Salad is a favorite recipe of mine! I had heard of cornbread salad but never tried making it. When I discovered a recipe at Krusteaz called Tennessee Cornbread Salad, it looked really good, so I decided to try it out. You don’t have to use a cornbread mix in this recipe–you can use your favorite homemade cornbread instead! I made a few changes to the salad recipe, using a little more crumbled cornbread, adding 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, and substituting turkey bacon for regular bacon. I thought this salad was so good! It really surpassed my expectations. Continue reading

Savory Zucchini Pie

If you live near a farmer’s market, you’ll probably agree how great it is to be able to buy fresh produce, much of it organic, to use in summer recipes. Zucchini is a veggie I use a lot, and here’s a really good Savory Zucchini Pie that I found in a cookbook called Farm Fresh Southern Cooking: Straight from the Garden to Your Dinner Table. Author Tammy Algood, food personality and columnist, put together a great collection of recipes you can make with ingredients fresh from the farmers’ market, local produce stands, or your own garden. Continue reading

Mango-Jalapeno Salsa

Mango Jalapeno Salsa @ NancyCAre you staying cool during the hot weather we’ve been having? This is the time of year when I probably eat the most fruit. I love all kinds of fruit and that’s what I like about this Mango-Jalapeno Salsa–there’s a nice variety of fruit—mango, pineapple, and apple—–mixed in with some diced tomato and red bell pepper. It’s a little on the spicy side, so use half the amount of jalapeno and ginger if you want a milder salsa. Overall, I think this is a great, healthy mix of naturally sweet and savory flavors! Continue reading