Taco Salad

By Alysha Melnyk There’s nothing like a fresh and easy salad for a weekday meal! I love taco salads because they are so easy to make, but can also use a number of fresh ingredients you may have tucked in your refrigerator or need to use. Get creative and enjoy! Serves 3-4 Ingredients 1 Pound…

Sweet and Creamy Shishito Pepper Chicken

By Alysha Melnyk Looking for a satisfying and flavorful dinner idea for the week? Look no further than this cheese stuffed, shishito topped baked chicken recipe! I love the combination of flavors in this dish – a creaminess from the goat cheese and cream cheese filling, a smokiness and bit of spice from the shishito…

Watermelon Basil Wine Slushie

A refreshing summer drink to enjoy any day of the week! Wine slushies will always “scream” summer for me. I’ve had them at a handful of wineries, but at times I feel the “fruit base” is actually a lot of artificial flavors and colors but not real fruit. This combination is a great, natural way…

Crispy Sheet Pan Red Potatoes and Sweet Onions

An easy sheet pan side dish that is super simple to throw together! I love sheet pan meals and side dishes. Anything that’s easy in the food prep realm I am always game for. Crispy sheet pan potatoes are a favorite of mine, because it’s a super hands off way to make potatoes and also…

Basil, Peach and Goat Cheese Toast

A simple sweet and savory toast perfect any time of the day.Simple summer recipes are incredibly enjoyable. Especially on hot July days, when it’s somewhat unimaginable to have to turn on a stove for any sustained period of time. Local peach season is one of my absolute favorites. Like all the summer fruits, I wait…

Creamy Beet and Basil Risotto

A summer “twist” on the classic Italian risotto recipe.Risotto is a traditional Northern Italian rice dish. You have likely experienced its deliciousness in Italian restaurants or have made the dish at home for a special meal.When I crave “comfort foods”, risotto is always a go-to dish for me. I adore the creaminess and cheesiness of…

Baked Strawberry, Rhubarb and Parsley Crisp

A delicious and easy summer crisp using strawberries and parsley from Taproot Farm CSA, Week 1!Strawberries and rhubarb, a classic early summer combination. Growing up, I would always have strawberry rhubarb pie this time of year (paired with ice cream of course!). There wasn’t a farm stand in Lancaster County that wasn’t stocked with these…

Crispy Kale, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

A quick and easy dinner made with kale and topped with parsley from Taproot Farm CSA, Week 1!Anybody else intimidated by large bunches of kale? I love kale, but sometimes I look at a large bunch and slightly panic – how am I going to use ALL of this. That’s where these quesadillas come in…

Root Vegetable Greens and Strawberry Smoothie

A smooth, earthy smoothie to welcome Taproot Farm CSA, Week 1! TGIF and Happy WEEK ONE of CSA Season to my Taproot Farm Friends! I can’t believe it’s the start of my THIRD season of recipe creation – time has flown. Thank you Ola and Taproot Farm team for this great opportunity. I cross post…

Spicy Kale, Bacon and Asiago Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

When you want pasta, bacon AND to eat more vegetables, this recipe does the trick! I love creating new versions of spaghetti squash “pastas”! If you’ve been following my blog, you may have seen the recipes I’ve had for Vegan Pad Thai, Fresh Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”, and Watermelon Radish, Shishito Pepper…