Herbs grow in my garden in summer and on my windowsills in winter. I can’t imagine cooking without herbs. From the delicately flavored to the really robust, herbs can elevate a dish from the everyday to the sublime. But it’s not just taste that you should consider when deciding to use herbs. Learn a few of the favorite herbs I use to make meals healthier with herbs.
Make Meals Healthier with Herbs
The traditional regional French dish based on potatoes and crème fraiche which originated in the historic Dauphine region in south-eastern France is the inspiration for my version of Gratin dauphinoise.
Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved broccoli. Yep. I was that strange vegetable loving child you’ve heard about. Now that I’m grown I still love broccoli but I like to serve it differently. Caramelized Broccoli with Mushrooms is a great way to get the broccoli I love with even more flavor!
Caramelized Broccoli with Mushrooms
Tacos made with ground beef are good but Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos are the best! The meat is tender and the seasonings give it a spicy kick. Topped with crispy lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream it’s a Mexican meal that will have you saying “Delicioso!”
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
If you’re in the mood for sweet and spicy chicken you can’t go wrong with Honey Sriracha Chicken! It’s sweet but with plenty of heat. It’s a way for me to serve food that’s reminiscent of Thai food without going too hot.
Honey Sriracha Chicken
I admit, in most ways, I’m not a fan of worms. When we go fishing I still prefer my son baits my hook. And if I see a worm on the surface of a street I get the shudders. But in my vegetable garden I’m thrilled to see lots of these wonderful creatures in the soil. Making your own worm farm is easy and inexpensive!
Making your own worm farm
The recipe for Cheesecake Cookie Cups is from Pillsbury. The only changes I make are in the toppings. I’m sharing this recipe because it’s a great dessert for large gatherings. With summer on the way we’ll all be going to or hosting barbecues, picnics, and other events (think the 4th of July). Toffee Cheesecake Cookie Cups are always a hit when I make them!
Toffee Cheesecake Cookie Cups