Butter-Glazed Turnips

Turnip is one of those vegetables that I don’t have much experience with. I wasn’t expecting too much with this recipe but we were pleasantly surprised. I bought the purple bottom variety. The recipe was pretty easy and cooked up in about ten minutes. We really enjoyed this vegetable that tasted a bit like a…

Summer Vegetable Tian

On Cook the Book Fridays, we are baking up a Summer Vegetable Tian from Everyday Dorie. Packed with summer vegetables; tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and in my case Graffati Eggplant and red onion. I managed to buy my vegetables of similar size except for the red onion. I thought this dish looked pretty before it went…

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

This is our final week with Ina Garten at I Heart Cooking Clubs. I can’t believe six months is up already and time for a new chef.  Lasagna is a labor of love no matter how you make it. This roasted vegetable lasagna was multi-step and an hour cooking time in the oven so definitely…

Vegetable Tian

I Heart Cooking Clubs My husband gets the sole credit for this week’s cooking assignment. I was all cooked out last weekend but my husband decided to take the reigns. Among the vegetable dishes I had tagged in Barefoot In Paris my husband chose this Vegetable Tian. Who knew such simple ingredients could taste so…

Provencal Vegetable Soup (Soupe Au Pistou)

This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs we are making one pot meals. I have been looking forward to making soup and I found a good one. Ina’s recipes are big so I halved the recipe and got four servings. This soup is filled with vegetable goodness; onions, leeks, potatoes, carrots and green beans. They…

Caramelized Shallots

This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs we are cooking with alliums. What are alliums? They are garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, scallions or chives. I love caramelized onions so I figured I would like these caramelized shallots. I used Ina’s handy hint to boil the shallots for one minute to peel them. The peeled shallots…

Haricots Verts

I am thrilled to be back with I Heart Cooking Clubs for their latest chef Ina Garten. I was given a copy of Barefoot In Paris and now I have a chance to cook from it. I chose to start with a vegetable dish, haricots verts or French string beans. I had two of the…

Quick-Braised Spring Vegetables

This week on I Heart Cooking Clubs we are cooking local and seasonal. My dish is not farmer’s market fresh but it is seasonal. Armed with my list, I headed to my local Trader Joe’s as I figured it was my best bet to find all the ingredients for this vegetable dish. I tried to…