Roasted Beets and Sautéed Greens Over Polenta

A creamy, delicious and flavorful dish of polenta smothered in buttered chard and beet leaves, sprinkled with roasted beet chunks, goat cheese, and basil.   I was excited to put my Taproot Farm organic beets and chard to delicious use in this polenta creation! This dish was inspired by a trip I took to North Carolina a…

Bok Choy and Sugar Snap Pea Rice Noodles

One of my favorite simple meals – easy to prepare and packed full of flavor and texture from an abundance of bok choy and sugar snap pea pieces! I love a good go-to noodle dish! These dishes especially come in handy when you’re meal prepping or frantically searching for something quick, easy and satisfying at a meal time….

Savory Sugar Snap Pea & Yogurt Salad

Anybody else embracing savory yogurts? This is the perfect addition to any meal or a meal on its own. Creamy, crunchy and packed with fresh flavor, this is an easy and quick dish to add to any menu that requires no cooking! Happy Week 2 of Taproot Farm’s Summer CSA! I hope you all are enjoying the…

Simple Spring Spinach Salad

It’s time for all things fresh and spring! Enjoy this spinach salad as a meal or as a side dish – fresh organic spinach, strawberries, rye bread, asparagus, pistachios, bee pollen, goat cheese, and balsamic all come together in perfect flavor harmony. Happy Week 1 of Taproot Farm’s Summer CSA! I am THRILLED to be…

Fennel, Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini White Naan Pizza

I LOVE naan pizzas, so naturally I had to make a new version with some vegetables I had on hand! 🙂 If you have been following my recipes on Taproot Farm, you may remember my “Simple and Flavorful Baked Brie, Kale & Hakurei Turnip Naan Pizza“. And, if you have been following “The Kitchenologist” since…

Delicate and Sweet Strawberry Vanilla Bundtlettes: Mini Vanilla Bundt Cakes Stuffed with Fresh Strawberries and Topped with a Vanilla Bean Glaze, Powdered Sugar and Strawberry Pieces

I’m having a lot of fun creating mini cakes lately! They’re ideal for individual serving sizes for parties and special events. So for Easter this past weekend, I decided I should bake a new recipe creation and bring it along. I really wanted something fresh and spring feeling, so when I saw strawberries were on sale I…

Mom’s Favorite Macaroni and Cheese Recipe: Baked Macaroni and Cheese Made with Sharp Cheddar, Paired with Petite Peas, Stewed Tomatoes and Crisp Bacon, Sprinkled with Freshly Ground Black Pepper

  One of my all-time favorite dinners: my Mom’s macaroni and cheese! First and foremost, she’d like everyone to know that she pulled this recipe from Tyler Florence’s cookbook called “Tyler’s Ultimate” and made a few minor adjustments along the way. It reminded her of a family member’s macaroni and cheese recipe she had growing…