A For Asparagus

Something that I enjoy but struggle with cooking is Asparagus.  So as I was looking around for some different recipes I could try (and learning I probably overcook it all the time), I though I’d share them here today.

Asparagus and cheese frittata

Spring tonic quiche

Asparagus strata with sourdough

Creamy risotto with asparagus and peas

Polenta wedges with asparagus and mushrooms

Shaved asparagus salad

Asparagus panzanella

Steamed asparagus

Asparagus mimosas

Asparagus with creamy mustard sauce

Roasted asparagus, lemon and dill

Roasted asparagus with capers and lemons

Asparagus with lemon butter

Roasted sesame asparagus

Steamed asparagus with brown butter and hazelnuts

Asparagus and crab salad

Asparagus and Gruyere tart

Chicken and asparagus rolls

Roasted asparagus with Parmesan

Asparagus greens with farro

Gemelli with asparagus and sausage

Roasted asparagus orange salad

Gingered vegetable tofu stir fry

Chickpea and asparagus salad

Braised vegetable medley

Roasted asparagus, fish and bay leaves

Chicken and asparagus skillet supper

Penne with asparagus and cherry tomatoes

Asparagus soup

Wild mushroom and asparagus risotto

Primavera with prosciutto, asparagus and carrots

What are your favorite ways to cook and eat asparagus?


St. Patrick’s Day Crafting and Creating

Last week we took a look at some recipes to make for St. Patrick’s Day this coming weekend, today we’re looking at some crafting and decorating fun.

Luck and prosperity aventurine stretch bracelet

Good luck tokens

Sun catcher

Resin clover coaster

Shamrock boutonnieres

Clover hair pin

Four leaf clover cards

St. Patrick’s Day cards

Shamrock wall hanging

Printable banner

Felt shamrock pillow

Rainbow paper wreath

St. Patrick’s Day shirts

Simple felt shamrocks

Rainbow pot of gold

Shamrock mason jar

Lucky jute sign

Leprechaun hat favours

St. Patrick’s Day simple wreath

St Patrick’s Day map and clover banner

Fabric lucky clover art

Tiny gifts for leprechauns

Simple wreath

Crochet shamrock


Follow the leprechaun trail

What crafts and decorations are you planning for this St. Patrick’s Day?

Bright Bananas

Today we’re going to take a look at one of the least expensive items you can eat: bananas!  Sometimes we don’t know what to do with them when they get beyond the point that we want to eat them by themselves so these recipes are a great way to use those older bananas.

Breads and Muffins:

Banana chocolate chip muffins

Peanut power banana bread

Banana muffins

Whole grain banana bread

Double chocolate banana bread

Banana walnut bread

Banana bread with pecans

Blueberry banana bread

Banana bran bread

Banana bread with streusel-nut topping

Banana millet muffins

Banana multigrain streusel muffins

Banana coconut bread

Banana crunch muffins

Cupcakes, Cake and Pie:

Banana cinnamon bundt cake

Banana cream pie

Banana whoopie pies

Banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Banana nut pound cake

Cookies and Treats:

Banana fudge cookies

New Orleans banana shortcakes

Caramel bread pudding with coconut and banana

Bananas foster

Banana pudding

Tiny banana splits

Chocolate covered banana pops

Banana empanadas

Banana oat breakfast cookie

Peanut butter banana bonbons

Banana bars with butter rum frosting

Banana fritters

Banana galettes

Banana chocolate triangles

Banana sour cream pancakes


Banana daiquiri

Orange banana smoothie

Papaya banana smoothie

Banana raspberry smoothie

Banana, peach and flax smoothie

Gluten Free and Vegan:

Gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins

Gluten free banana muffins

Gluten free banana bread with coconut and flax

Gluten free whole grain banana muffins

Vegan banana bread

What are your favorite banana recipes?

St. Patrick’s Day Feasts

Today we’re going to start getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on next Saturday with some Irish inspired recipes for the whole day!


Bruleed Irish oatmeal

Irish breakfast porridge

Bread, Scones and Muffins:

Irish cream scones

Irish soda scones

Irish soda bread muffins

Seeded sourdough soda bread

Rye soda bread

Irish soda bread

Currant orange Irish soda bread

Gluten free Irish soda bread muffins


Irish lamb stew

Roasted root vegetable Irish lamb stew

Irish beef and stout stew

Mustard herb beef stew

Smokey cheese potato soup

Beer glazed sausage and apples

Braised beef shanks with mushrooms and olives

Squash and sausage shepherds pie

Garlicky steamed mussels and little neck clams with pesto toasts


Irish cream shortbread

Irish butter shortbread

Shamrock cookies (video)

Irish cream cupcakes

Irish coffee cupcakes

Black and white Irish cream cupcakes

Irish coffee bar

Pistachio bars

Irish whiskey cheesecake

Chocolate Irish cream cheesecake

Stout gingerbread with lemony hard sauce

Irish cream delights


Irish ricky

Irish buck

Irish whiskey sour

Maple Irish coffee

Hot nutty Irishman

What are you planning for St. Patrick’s Day?

Crazy for (Cake) Pops

I’m in the mood for a little sweet snack so I thought we’d take a look at fun cake pops and other sweet pops today.


Valentine’s cake pop

Metallic cookie pop

Football helmet pops

Cupcake pops

Hyacinth flower cake pops

Octopus cake pops

Chocolate bonbon pops

Spring flower cake pops

Mexican chocolate and espresso cake pops

Angel food cake pops

Cardinal cake pop

Gingerbread cake pop

Christmas cake pop

Pumpkin cake pops

Chocolate orange cake pops

Baseball cake pops

Cranberry orange vanilla cake pops

Chocolate hazelnut decadence cake pops

Gingerbread cake pops

Other Sweet Pop Treats:

Valentine sandwich cookie pops

Chocolate banana pops

Monster brownie pops

Brownie surprise pops

Pie pops

Chocolate covered cheesecake pops

Chocolate covered peanut butter cheesecake pops

Berry cheesecake pops

Marshmallow pops

Bunny butt marshmallow pops

Marshmallow s’mores pops

What sweet (cake) pops have you tried lately?

Passion for Passionfruit

Today I thought we’d look at a special fruit that isn’t usually used and some sweet and savory recipes for it: passionfruit!


Passionfruit meringue pie with macadamia crust

Tapioca passion fruit parfait

Passion fruit curd icebox cake

Passion fruit sorbet

Passion fruit souffle

Passion fruit melting moments

Pavlova with passion fruit

Passion fruit filled cupcakes

Passion fruit cheesecake tart

Passion fruit ice cream pie with ginger crust

Lemon passion fruit meringue pie

Lemon coconut tart with passion fruit cream

Peach and passion fruit muffins

Ginger passionfruit trifle

Passion fruit cheesecake

Maracuya passion fruit mousse

Chocolate coconut bread pudding with passion fruit sauce

Cranberry passion fruit sauce

Passion fruit soup

Chocolate passion ravioli with ricotta souffle

Passion fruit and coconut cream parfaits

Gluten free passion cake


Passion fruit orangeade

Brazilian passion fruit and mango smoothie

Passion fruit margarita

Other dishes:

Salmon with warm passion fruit vinaigrette

Bacon wrapped shrimp with passion fruit

Macadamia nut crusted fresh catch with mango passion fruit sauce

Blue corn pancakes with piloncillo syrup and passion fruit butter

Passion yellowtail snapper

What are your favorite ways to enjoy passionfruit?

More with Meatballs

Today I was in the mood for something savory and comforting, so I thought we’d take a look at meatball recipes.

Hawaiian meatballs

Rosemary meatballs

Teriyaki meatballs

Beef stroganoff meatballs

Chicken parm meatballs

Meatballs with ouzo and mint

Meatballs in chipotle sauce

Lamb meatballs with harissa

Turkey and pancetta meatballs

Swedish meatballs

Northern Indian lamb meatballs

Shrimp scampi meatballs with garlicky broth

Honey chipotle turkey meatballs

Sweet and sour Korean cocktail meatballs

Brown sugar glazed turkey meatballs

Skinny Thai chicken meatballs with peanut sauce

Savory turkey meatballs

Cinnamon meatballs

Turkey meatballs with sundried tomato sauce

Asian quinoa meatballs

Pork meatballs

Florentine meatballs

Zesty chicken meatballs

Cheesy stuffed taco meatballs

Recipes with meatballs:

Meatball casserole

Eggplant meatball casserole

Meatball pizzas

Spinach and meatball calzones

Mexican meatball soup

Moroccan meatball soup with sweet potatoes

Meatball soup

Orecchiette with mini chicken meatballs

Spanish turkey meatball stew

Meatball sub egg rolls

What are your favorite meatball recipes and ways to enjoy meatballs?