Recipes


I was introduced to this delicious recipe on a recent trip to Montana, thanks to my sister-in-law, Martha, a fabulous cook. Recipe is from "This Place Called Home: A Kansas City Cookbook. Read More
Seafood Lasagna

Seafood Lasagna


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A super-rich special occasion lasagna loaded with scallops, shrimp and crab in a creamy sauce. (Recipe by Elena Hansen of Ruidoso, NM) Read More

If you’re in the mood for fresh veggie pizza, why not go the homemade route?  This recipe is super easy and you can whip it up in no time. – Good Housekeeping, March 2015

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Here’s one of Chef Lee Ann’s favorite savory and sweet seasonal recipes that incorporates vibrant gem colors of ruby red and garnet into a luscious winter salad.

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Delicata squash, harvested in early fall,  also goes by the name sweet potato squash.  Its distinctive yellow skin with dark green or orange stripes and its oblong shape make it hard to miss at farmers markets. 

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Autumn's here and the weather's starting to turn cooler, so a warm, hearty breakfast is the perfect way to start to the day. You'll need to assemble the recipe the night before, letting it set up, then bake first thing in the morning. Super scrumptious! Read More
Summertime is peach harvest time, and this recipe from Chef Lee Ann combines the sweet flavors of fresh peaches and soft mozzarella with a subtle spicy kick -- a refreshing summer appetizer or snack. Read More
Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto


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Sure, store bought pesto is readily available, but making your own is so quick and easy, and it adds a super fresh flavor to pasta or vegetables. Or simply slather some on top of a slice of your favorite bread. Recipe from Food Network Kitchens. Read More
This is a nice, fruity spin on an everyday condiment. A favorite recipe of Chef Lee Ann's, whose mother would slather this sauce on plump beef hot dogs right off the grill. Also good on Cajun sausages and even steak! Read More
Summertime means it's barbecue time! Here's a sweet BBQ sauce that combines fresh fruit with Chipotle chiles to complement whatever you've got on the grill. Especially great on ribs! Thanks, Chef Lee Ann, for sending this our way! Read More
A vanilla ice cream recipe with a unique East-meets-West twist. Special ingredients such as Chai Spices, Madagascar vanilla bean powder, and organic Madagascar vanilla beans are available at Savory Spice Shop, in Santa Rosa, CA or can be ordered online (see our Santa Rosa post in Road Raves). Read More
Greek Salad

Greek Salad


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This is a great salad served just as it is, or it can be added to a base of lettuce, then dressed with your favorite dressing and tossed. Make this recipe on the weekend, refrigerate in a sealed glass container, and you've got salad to last all week long. Read More
A picnic-perfect side dish for the 4th of July or anytime! The recipe uses a German-style warm vinaigrette dressing instead of mayonnaise, so the colors really pop! And the smoked olive oil lends a unique flavor to one of America's favorite comfort foods. Recipe is courtesy of Chef Lee Ann. Read More