Category Archives: Vegetables

Lemon Rice and Veggie Bake

If you’re harvesting your garden veggies or buying them from the farmers’ market, here’s a tasty recipe you can use them in! I call it a Lemon Rice and Veggie Bake—the rice cooks up right in the pan of this casserole-style side dish. And lots of veggies are layered over the rice. All these ingredients bake up in a mix of olive oil, lemon juice, and broth (or water). I really like the lemon juice/olive oil combination—it gives the rice and veggies a great flavor!

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Classic Potato Salad

Potato Salad is a summertime favorite—great for picnics, potlucks, cookouts, meals on the patio…you name it! There are lots of different potato salad recipes out there, but I wanted to make one that was on the classic side, and the classic potato salads I’ve had seem to always include cubed potatoes, mayo, vinegar, mustard, chopped pickles or pickle relish, hard boiled eggs, and paprika sprinkled on top!

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5-Layer Greek Dip

The first time I had authentic Greek food was at a simple little family-owned Greek restaurant. Unfortunately, it’s no longer in business. 😦 I’ve eaten at many other Greek restaurants since then, but haven’t found any that top that place! I don’t cook a lot of Greek dishes myself, but I do make some easy dips and salads now and then, including this quick and simple 5-Layer Greek Dip.

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Veggie Crescent Pizza

Everyone loves pizza, right? This “pizza” is a little different because it’s made with refrigerated crescent rolls for the crust. And instead of a tomato-based pizza sauce, this has a cool and creamy Ranch-flavored filling. It’s a cold-style pizza (the crust is the only thing that’s baked), with toppings of fresh veggies and cheddar cheese that go over the filling, making this a great appetizer or snack for the warm weather seasons!

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Three Bean Salad

It’s hard to believe summer is almost here! Some days have already been hot and humid—too warm to cook or bake. So that’s when I start thinking of recipes to make like this Three Bean Salad. It doesn’t require any cooking at all and is super-easy to make. It’s a great summer side dish for lunch or dinner and perfect for picnics or potlucks!

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