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Chicken and Veggie Soup

For the first time in about 20 years, I didn’t make chili on Halloween this year. I am not really sure why…perhaps because it was a bit warmer than usual, or because we had it  not all that long ago…I…

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Lemon Lime Garlic Shrimp with Herbs

Do you ever have one of those nights that you really, really, REALLY don’t feel like cooking? Although I love cooking, I do occasionally just feel burnt out and don’t feel like going through with the planning and cooking of…

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Shrimp Scampi (our way)

Hi Woodenspoons fans! I am so sorry it has been so long since I have done a recipe on here. Truth be told, I got a bit burnt out. I had to decide if I wanted to keep up the…

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Caprese Salad…The fast way!

Hello my friends! I have loved all the beautiful tomatoes the summer has brought us! We are coming down the stretch of the tomato season though, I am afraid. Too bad..boohoo…but it is all good! Soon enough fall veggies will…

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Garlic Chicken Thighs

I am not sure how many times a week I ask my gang what they want for dinner. I used to ask pretty often when my kids all lived here…but the only answer I got was “TACOS!” After a while,…

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Pecan Crusted Salmon (or Steelhead)

Another birthday dinner here last weekend. The request was salmon. I was getting tired of the two ways I make it and wanted to do something different…and with nuts. So I ground up some pecans and added a bunch of…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sorry I have been out of the loop  on the blog  lately. My Mom was here from Pennsylvania and I wanted to give her 100% of my attention. We had the most wonderful visit and spent an amazing week catching…

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Roasted Delicata Squash

I think I have to say that Delicata Squash is my favorite of the winter squash. It is so easy to slice open, a breeze to scoop the seeds out of, and only takes about 25 minutes to cook through….

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Marinara Sauce

Hi All! Here is another fresh, no meat recipe for you. If you haven’t made your own Marinara sauce before, this is a great time to try it! I think it is super important in a recipe like this that…

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Sauteed Scallops

I always seem to forget about scallops. We tend to have shrimp pretty frequently, but I seem to walk right past the scallops when I see them. I am not sure why but I need to stop walking by. They…

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