A Little Spring Love

lemon, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, hummus

The song birds have begun their annual melodies of sweet tunes announcing the arrival of spring. Each morning, at the break of dawn, It sounds like a festival of  little bird choirs outside my window. Making me smile as I slowly wake, I listen … [Read more...]

Shrimp Scampi Linguine With Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Basil and Lemon

There’s a new guy in my life.   And I’ve fallen in love.  Again.  Another dark brown-eyed, silky smooth haired, cute as a bug Terrier. Gucci, a Biewer Terrier,  came to visit for a few days and we’re all smitten.  Especially Suzie Q. I … [Read more...]

Roasted Fresh Seasonal Fish with Herb Butter, Tomatoes and Garlic

Simplicity is the name of the game when it comes to dinner in the Bennett house.  This doesn't mean we like to sacrifice quality or flavor, it just means some days we need dinner in a jiffy.   Fresh fish is fast.  It's easily paired with fresh … [Read more...]

Fresh Seasonal Fish Topped With Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic, Shallots, Lemon and Fresh Herbs

It's that time of year when I suddenly realize all the beautiful fresh local tomatoes will soon be a distant memory until they arrive once again next summer.   I'm now in a full-fledged panic to use as many of those juicy tomatoes as I possibly can.  … [Read more...]

Grilled Salmon with Arugula and Lemon Mayonnaise

It was one of those days… again.  You know, the kind of day that’s filled with lots of running errands, returning phone calls, scheduling meetings, school activities, and let’s not forget the dreaded laundry.  Yes, my least favorite chore… in the … [Read more...]

Grilled Fish Topped with a Garlic Lemon Sauce

In the interest of family harmony, I decided to bring this delicious but simple little recipe back to the dinner table tonight. Ranger Craig has been a super good sport testing all my new recipes, however, he's recently requested I prepare a few … [Read more...]

Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Pancetta in a Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette

My Grandmother loved her veggies.  It wasn't unusual to find an assortment of veggies on her table at the dinner and supper meals.  Sometimes I'd sit down to dinner and the table would be so full of bowls and plates of veggies I hardly had room for … [Read more...]

Grilled Halibut with Fresh Blueberries and Lemon

This is one of those recipes that truly came together last-minute.  I had a pint of fresh organic blueberries starting to shrivel in my frig and I really needed to use them.  I was thinking I’d make muffins or possibly pancakes, but then I thought … [Read more...]

Roasted Red New Potatoes with Fresh Basil and Lemon

This post is actually a two for one.  I just love a versatile recipe, so when I last prepared these potatoes, the Bennett crew decided they didn't want the fresh basil and lemon version but something a little more indulgent.  Imagine that, roasted … [Read more...]

Chicken Piccata with Lemon and Fresh Herbs

My oldest daughter is a chicken and turkey kind of gal.  She loves a good chicken dinner with all the fixings (my Southernism for "side dishes").    She was quite the happy camper a few nights ago when I prepared this tasty little dish.  I think she … [Read more...]