Linguine with Swiss Chard, Roasted Red Peppers and Walnuts topped with Goat Cheese

This is a wonderful way to use Swiss Chard or other greens that are plentiful in the fall and winter months.  I love adding the walnut oil, walnuts and goat cheese.  It is a match made in heaven.   This can be a meal in itself or served with grilled chicken or fish to …

Mediterranean Marinade and Sauce for Spring Entertaining

Spring is here and with it brings an abundance of ingredients to the table. The season opens with a splash of green lettuces, pea shoots, fava beans, asparagus and parsley and moves on to a broader palette of color by introducing luscious skinned citrus, deep red strawberries, mango, spring salmon …

A Hearty Soup Meal! Italian Sausage, White Bean and Pasta Soup

It is soup time in the Bakke household.  We have cleaned out and defrosted refrigerators and freezers, trimmed and racked the garden and watched football today in preparation for getting ready for the fall season.  And what is next? The Holidays!!! It is a busy but wonderful time of the year. …