At Home with Vicki Bensinger

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Apple Pie Rose

Apple Pie Roses

When it comes to desserts, pies are not at the top of my list, but show me an apple pie and I can’t resist.  The problem with making an entire pie when there are just two of us in the house is we don’t want to finish it.  So we pitch it or give away the leftovers. 

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oatmeal

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oatmeal

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast, and regardless of how busy I am, or how late I get out of bed, I always make the time for breakfast. 

Tomato Jam, Pesto & Ricotta Jar,jpg

Tomato Jam, Pesto, & Ricotta Jar

If you’ve been a follower of At Home with Vicki Bensinger then you probably recall my crazy summer moving my daughter.  Last week she called to tell me she had the best appetizer at the Nordstrom restaurant, Ruscello.

Where Women Cook magazine

Vicki featured in Where Women Cook!

For those of you that have been following my blog for a while, you might recall I was featured in the summer 2015 issue of Where Women Cook.  Since I’m sure many of you didn’t have the opportunity to pick up the magazine, I decided to share it with you since it’s no longer on the shelves.  I hope you enjoy the article, and would love to hear your feedback.

To read the article please click on the photo above.  In the future you’ll be able to click on the photo above in sidebar of At Home with Vicki Bensinger.

Lentil Granola Bars

Lentil Granola Bars

I know what you’re probably thinking – Lentils in granola bars!  Yes you heard that right, and surprisingly in a taste test of 15 people, hands down, they all said they’d be making these.

In a previous post on a Lentil & BBQ Corn Salad, I mentioned how I’d never liked lentils until having that salad.  Since then I’ve tried lentils a variety of ways.  As in the recipe below and other not so typical recipes, I’ve found the lentils to add that extra touch of moisture to the dish. 

Microwave Meyer Lemon Curd

Video: How to Make Microwave Meyer Lemon Curd – Perfect for Rosh Hashanah!

First I’d like to wish all those celebrating Rosh Hashanah a Happy and Healthy New Year!

For those celebrating on this eve of Rosh Hashanh and for everyone else, this recipe for Microwave Meyer Lemon Curd is the perfect dessert to make, especially when you need something in a hurry. Serve it with pound cake and fresh berries for a nice light, and tasty treat, all will enjoy.  Don’t stop at just dessert though, spread it on muffins or toast for breakfast, over ice cream, or simply eat it with a spoon – it’s that good! 

Grilled Halibut

Grilled Halibut with A Roasted Corn, Pepper & Tomato Salsa

I enjoy making spectacular dishes but try making them as healthy as I can.  The key, in my opinion, is using the freshest ingredients you can find, from the earth and sea. 

Fresh Blueberry Brioche

Fresh Blueberry Brioche

If you follow At Home with Vicki Bensinger by now you know I love to cook.  However, I’ve never considered myself to be much of a bread baker, although, I love bread.