grapefruit/fennel salad with toasted pistachios.

hey fennel lovers!  this one’s for you! fennel is one of those things where you either are obsessed with it and ooh and aah when you see it added to the menu, or ~ you’re the person sitting next to that outspoken, over-zealous fennel lover, wishing he/she would shut up already. i’m here to tell you:  it’s waaaay more fun to be the former. have you really … Continue reading grapefruit/fennel salad with toasted pistachios.

GF butternut squash lasagna.

gluten free, meat free, but through the ROOF with flavor, y’all! remember that dinner party i posted?  this is the recipe for the butternut squash yumminess from that night. it all started with a recipe from giada de laurentiis ~ i found it years ago and have been making her version for years.  thank you, giada!  but for my recent dinner party, i decided to … Continue reading GF butternut squash lasagna.

neighborhood dinner club: italian night!

welcome to pixy’s table!  and dinner party number 956. just kidding ~ i made up that number.  but i wish i had been counting all these years.  it’s gotta be in the 100’s by now! my first dinner party was in high school.  i made ham steaks with pineapple/orange glaze, and fettuccine alfredo, which turned out more like mac n cheese.  i don’t remember the … Continue reading neighborhood dinner club: italian night!

rice-stuffed portobello mushrooms.

warning:  this dish is NOT dairy free!  i’m trying to reduce my dairy intake, but this one was worth it. these are pretty enough for a dinner party, but perfect for a boring tuesday night as well. these mushrooms are a meal all by themselves.  i served them with a g-free pesto pasta because i needed to get rid of it before it went bad. … Continue reading rice-stuffed portobello mushrooms.

summer summer summertime.

just testing this new blog theme ~ now with ads!  so exciting!  i hope they’re not too much trouble or too annoying for you lovely readers.  this definitely motivates me to cook more healthy food, and post it all with pretty little pictures!! for teachers and performers, the beginning of summer feels so much more like the new year than january 1st.  it’s a time … Continue reading summer summer summertime.