Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad

Kansas City has a zillion amazing restaurants.  But one of my newest favorite is a healthy fast-food alternative restaurant called “Unforked“.  It is brilliant. The owners/creators are actually the force behind Sheridan’s, one of my favorite local custard chains.  (And they happen to attend the church where I work...

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions

Allow me to introduce you to one of my all-time favorite side dishes. I’m not kidding.  I make this one all. the. time. It’s my favorite when I’m craving something salty and sweet.  It is uber-fast to prep.  It only calls for a few ingredients.  It is easily customizable...

Tilapia With Tomato-Herb Pan Sauce

Sadly, it seems like fresh summer tomato season is drawing to a close.  But for one final hurrah this past weekend, I used my last batch of cherry tomatoes to make this recipe I had bookmarked recently in Bon Appetit.  (Apparently tons of other food bloggers had the same...

Granola M&M Cookies

Earlier this week, I came home from work exhausted…and randomly craving cookies.  I had all of the ingredients for snickerdoodles ready to go, and was trying to drum up the energy to whip up a batch.  But as I walked in the door, my friend Christin just so happened...

my favorite farmers market ~ part two

my favorite farmers market ~ part two

Because I love my farmers’ market so much… And because, really, I couldn’t narrow my photos down to just one post…. Thought I would share a little more Kansas City goodness.  Thanks for indulging me.  :)

my favorite farmers market ~ part one

my favorite farmers market ~ part one

I’m madly in love with my local farmer’s market.  Well, actually, Kansas City has numerous farmers’ markets to choose from.  But my longtime favorite is called the “City Market”.  Located in Downtown Kansas City in our historic River Market, it is pretty much a foodie’s heaven.  Tons of local...

giveaway: 6-piece grater set

giveaway: 6-piece grater set

For the conclusion to “Zucchini Week”, thought it was only appropriate to do a giveaway of the tool I used about a zillion times this week — a grater! Although this isn’t your typical grater.  I don’t know about any of you, but I’ve never been a huge fan...

Zucchini Pizza With Roasted Garlic Sauce

For the final recipe in “Zucchini Week” here at Gimme Some Oven, we turn to one of my go-to simple meals — pizza! This one is definitely for the zucchini lovers out there.  From the outside, it is highlighted with gorgeous vibrant greens from the shredded zucchini and basil....

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Of course I couldn’t let “Zucchini Week” go by without making some dessert!  So allow me to present to you….a (healthier!) chocolate zucchini cake!!! This recipe is kudos to one of my favorite bloggers — Jen from My Kitchen Addiction.  I was looking for a recipe that used white...

Zucchini Parmesan

This is definitely the recipe I have most looked forward to trying during “Zucchini Week”.  For any of you who don’t know, I am definitely not a natural eggplant-lover.  Even when it’s smothered in marinara and cheese in “eggplant parmesan”, I still have to remind myself I’m an adult,...

Carrot & Zucchini Muffins

Why hello, new favorite muffins! Seriously — I did not expect this recipe to be this good.  But these muffins rock!! For the fourth recipe in “Zucchini Week”, I decided to try a random one I found online for breakfast this week.  The ingredients sounded delicious, and definitely a...

Zucchini, Arugula & White Bean Soup

For the third recipe in “Zucchini Week”, I did a little experimenting.  I often toss a handful or two of spinach in my soups, but happened to have a big bunch of fresh arugula in the fridge.  So I decided to see how it would taste in a soup!...