Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna

This healthy dish is easy to assemble and cook. The slow cooker makes it a time-saver as well. Ingredients: 9 no-boil lasagna noodles 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 small onions, finely chopped, about 3/4 cup 1 cloves garlic, minced (optional) 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4...
Easy Chocolate Mint Mousse

Easy Chocolate Mint Mousse

This is a quick, easy, and decadent dessert! Ingredients: 7 oz. chopped, dark chocolate 1-1/4 cup heavy cream 8 chopped after-dinner mints or about 1/3 cup Creme De Menthe Baking Chips in bag (plus extra for garnish) fresh mint for garnish Materials: Measuring cups...
Gina Briganti’s Sauce & Eggplant

Gina Briganti’s Sauce & Eggplant

Gina Briganti joins me in the virtual kitchen today. Take it away Gina! If you’re reading a fantasy romance about an Italian woman (Elena Zucchero in Deep in the Dreaming), written by a woman who is half Sicilian (Gina Briganti), then you deserve to taste...
Vegan Beet and Orange Quinoa Salad

Vegan Beet and Orange Quinoa Salad

This healthy dish is vegan/vegetarian and works as a light lunch or a side dish for supper. Ingredients: 1-1/3 cups quinoa, rinsed 2 navel oranges Orange zest from 1 orange, about 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1 (14 oz.)...
Carol Browne’s Blackberry Bramble Sorbet

Carol Browne’s Blackberry Bramble Sorbet

Fellow author Carol Browne takes over my blog today with her best blackberry recipe yet! In the USA, it’s Fall; in the UK, Autumn. Whatever you call it, it’s that time of year for mists and mellow fruitfulness and it’s the fruit that takes centre stage. We harvest an...
Good for You Fresh Plum Cake

Good for You Fresh Plum Cake

For the first day of Autumn this is a perfect dish to pair with a cup of warm coffee! Ingredients: 2-1/4 cup all purpose flour, divided 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon margarine softened to room temperature 1-1/2 teaspoons baking...