Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Pantry Preserving: Lemon Chili Oil

  Sometimes when I’m making a recipe — whether following a recipe or making things up as I go — I like to add a little heat just to make … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Homemade Staples: Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

The knowledge of how to slow roast tomatoes can be a huge asset in making sauces, salsas, etc.  The flavor that this process brings is well worth the little extra … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 31 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Grilled Brussels Sprouts

As things heat up this summer, I try to find more and more ways to take the cooking outside to keep the house from getting too warm.  Grilling Brussels Sprouts … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 35 Comments

Potluck Stamp of Approval: Peach and Blackberry Crisp

I wanted to create a dessert that was both vegan and gluten-free for all the summer potlucks and gatherings that are coming up so everyone can enjoy.  The tender sweetness … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 15 Comments

Lunchtime Hospitality: Roasted Red Pepper and Zucchini Soup

The subtle flavor of the zucchini is the perfect compliment to the roasted red peppers in this soup.  With only a little bit of garlic and oregano, I kept the … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 41 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Fried Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are always a favorite in our home.  And this recipe modified from Jacques Pepin takes the idea of deviled eggs to an entirely different level.  Serve these as … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 30 Comments

Simple Appetizer Alert: Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

For this simple and easy appetizer, I wanted to create a stuffed mushroom that didn’t have any sausage or cheese.  The earthiness of the baby bellas (also known as baby … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 32 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Pan-Fried Tilapia with Honey Orange Sauce

Fish is a great dish for Impromptu Entertaining because you can defrost it much quicker than taking other meats out of the freezer.  I always keep some fish fillets on … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 25 Comments

Homemade Staples: Croutons

Croutons are one of the easiest, cost-effective, and delicious things to make from scratch.  It is cheaper to make croutons to buy them PLUS then they are fresher and more … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 19 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Pound Cake with Candied Lemon Zest

Today is my husband’s birthday.  We had a couple friends over to celebrate this past weekend and I, of course, had to make him a birthday cake.  But… birthday cakes … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 34 Comments