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“Let Us” Roll-Ups

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1 pound ground chicken, beef, or turkey 1 medium carrot, minced or grated 1 cup minced broccoli crowns and stems 1 head romaine lettuce, separated, washed, and dried Chopped unsalted peanuts or cashews, for garnish (optional)... Read More

Zucchini Fritters with Feta

These fritters can be cooked one day ahead. Place on baking sheet, cover, and chill. Rewarm uncovered in 350°F oven for 12 minutes. Yield: 18 patties Ingredients 2½ cups coarsely grated zucchini (from about 3 medium) 1 teaspoon salt, divided... Read More

Tangy Coleslaw

Yield: 6-8 servings This family recipe came from Marty's Bar-B-Q in Kansas City. Sweet, white vinegar–based slaw like this is barbecue's standard side dish and is especially good piled on pork sandwiches. Ingredients ½ c. sugar ¾ c. white vinegar... Read More

Steamed Beef Balls with Tangerine Peel

Chef’s Note: You can buy dried tangerine peel at Asian markets, but we always made our own. Just save the skins after peeling a tangerine. Place in a covered basket to let dry, then store in a tightly sealed spice... Read More

Southwestern Black-eyed Pea and Corn Salad

Yield: 10, ¾ cup per serving Ingredients 1 medium bell pepper  1 small red onion  2 (15½ ounce) cans black-eyed peas  1 (15½ ounce) can corn kernels, no salt added  3 Tablespoons canola oil  2 Tablespoons vinegar  1 teaspoon cumin  ¼ teaspoon salt  ½ teaspoon... Read More

Roasted Zucchini and Mint Salad

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 8 zucchini, halved lengthwise 4 sprigs fresh mint About 2/3 cup croutons About ½ cup toasted almonds ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Juice of 3 lemons Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Fresh mint... Read More

Roasted Eggplant and Red Bell Pepper Compote

Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 medium eggplant, cut into ½” cubes 2 red bell peppers, diced into ½” pieces 1 red onion, peeled, ¼” dice 2 cloves garlic, chopped Approximately 3 T. olive oil 1 t. chopped fresh thyme (or... Read More

Polenta Appetizers

Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil ¼ c finely chopped onion 2 ¼ c chicken stock ¾ c polenta ¼ c Loredana's Marinated Cheese Product (Recommended: Any Siena or Toscana)  1 tbsp minced fresh parsley ½ tsp minced fresh thyme Salt and... Read More

Juicy Mango Wigglers

Jell-O Jigglers: What can we say? They contain artificial colors and about a tablespoon of sugar per square. We decided to give them one of our healthy makeovers after hearing from a blog reader whose son was hooked on the... Read More

Green Tomato Bread

Kids think this tastes like a nice cinnamon bread, but adults will appreciate the added nutrition from the tomatoes – great for those end of season green tomatoes! Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 50 mins  Total time: 1 hour ... Read More