Category Archives: Seasonal

Pumpkin-Maple Bread Pudding

Pumpkin bread pudding just sounds like fall, doesn’t it? Especially if you bring in the flavor of maple syrup! I had made this dessert a few years ago, and thought it was okay, but I really wanted to see if I could improve upon it. I do like this new version so much better! It’s dense and moist, with lots of pumpkin and spice flavor. I really like this bread pudding with additional maple syrup drizzled over it, but you could also top it with caramel sauce or whipped cream. Continue reading

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Bean and Barley Soup

Bean and Barley Soup @ NancyCI’ve been seeing lots of fall recipes just about everywhere lately, and this Bean and Barley Soup is a great recipe for the summer-into-fall time of year and all winter long, for that matter! Not only does this soup have healthy beans and barley in it, it also has lots of veggies and it’s cooked in a veggie broth. So if you make it in the fall, you can use veggies from your garden or the Farmer’s Market. Or make it in the winter when it’s cold outside—there’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a winter day! Continue reading

Hummus Pizza

If you like hummus, this is a great way to serve it as a casual meal! This Hummus Pizza uses your favorite store-bought or homemade hummus as the base, instead of tomato sauce, and is topped with lots of healthy goodies like cucumber slices, marinated artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, cherry or grape tomatoes, green onions, and feta cheese. These flavors are all great together and it’s kinda nice eating a pizza that’s good for you! Continue reading

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

Zucchini-Banana Bars

Now that we’re in the middle of summer, those of you with vegetable gardens may have more zucchini than you know what to do with! If you do, these Zucchini-Banana Bars are a great recipe to make! They’re so moist and yummy, just as you would expect, with shredded zucchini and mashed bananas in them. And they’re flavored with some of my favorite spices—cinnamon and nutmeg (I added a little more spice than the original recipe called for). Not only that, they’re also topped with a thick and rich cream cheese frosting. Continue reading