Curried Winter Soup with Carrot, Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash

Oh hey, 2014! How’s week one of the new year going for everyone? We are in hibernation mode here in Ohio, which has given me lots of time to reflect on what to do with my time in the next 12 months (or rather the next 5 months, since new babies have a way of […]

Mini Mexican Zucchini Boats (Grain-Free, GAPS/Paleo/Dairy-Free Option)

I made a real dinner, you guys. I actually semi-meal-planned it and put thought into it and everything (say what??). Mom/wife of the year! It’s tough for me to get my head on straight and focus on my every day responsibilities at the moment. The new house is just crazy and it’s consuming my thoughts. […]

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho (Guest Post)

I’m back! I’m connected! Hallelujah! Things are inching closer and closer to normal life. We are still in the thick of unpacking, starting to paint and getting acclimated to our new home. Julia from The Crankin’ Kitchen is here to fill in the gaps while I get my act together. Julia’s blog is awesome- you […]

Wild Duck Skewers with Apricot Dipping Sauce

Quack! Is that too much already? I needed to get it out of my system. This is my very first duck dish, you guys. First time I’ve made it and possibly first time I’ve eaten it. We got some wild duck breasts from a friend (thanks, Joe!) and they sat in my freezer for awhile.. […]

16 Summer Sweet Potato Recipes

Last week, I shared my favorite summer chicken recipes. Today, I’m back with 16 ways to use the humble sweet potato. (I’m actually not eating sweet potatoes right now, but for some reason, I am still craving them and hoarding sweet potato recipes like it’s the end of the internet. It’s only a little heartbreaking […]

Roasted Red Pepper Dip and Valentine’s Day Veggies

Veggies for Valentine’s Day! Let’s make it a thing. It’s not exactly a box of chocolates, but it’s kid-friendly and pretty adorable. Who can say no to heart-shaped vegetables? I made up this little tray for a kids’ Valentine’s Day party in under an hour this morning. That includes chopping, arranging the plate and making […]

Lamb Meatballs (gluten-free, grain-free, paleo) with Yogurt Dip and Spiced Vegetables

This new style of eating has been an adjustment. It’s hard to wrap my head around new rules for meal-planning and eating. So much of my day is spent thinking about food, and planning out when and what we’re going to eat and making grocery lists. I know it’s not permanent (I mean, I hope! […]

Cauliflower and Roasted Garlic Soup

¬†[This post has been updated from the Oven Love archives.] This soup is exceptional. Exceptional! It’s so good that every fall for the last four years, we’ve remembered it and had to have it again. You know how rare it is for me to make a recipe twice.. so I think this is going to […]

Thai Chicken Taquitos

I felt like a real genius with this one, you guys. This crazy Thai/Mexican fusion taquito idea just popped into my brain and would not leave until I made it happen. All I could think about was peanut sauce for days. Days! Then another idea called Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps became best friends with the […]

Sweet Cannoli Fruit Dip

¬†Looking for something to do with that homemade ricotta? Who am I kidding? None of you have made any ricotta since Monday. (If you have, I salute you and we are destined to be BFFs.) I must be the only crazy person with a fridge full of raw milk and an interest in cheese making. […]