Baking a whole chicken is not something I do often. Believe it or not, it is actually cheaper to buy a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store than it is to buy a whole uncooked chicken, generally. How is that even possible? Here's the only conclusion that makes sense to me: the store must price … Continue reading Classic chicken roast: just like Grandma’s Sunday dinner
These meatballs are amazing! This is an adaptation of a recipe I learned from a French lady years ago. I hope you enjoy it. Ingredients 1 1/4 lb ground beef1/2 cup oatmeal ("quick oats")1/3 cup milk (of choice, I used unsweetened almond)1/2 medium onion, diced small2 large cloves garlic, diced small5-6 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped1/2 … Continue reading Melt-in-your-mouth meatballs seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parsley
We had a head of cauliflower in the house that was just calling out to me to be cooked. It lent itself perfectly to this nice roasted cauliflower recipe that I put together. The garlic gives it tons of flavor and the lemon adds a nice, tangy zing. The fresh dill builds the flavor even … Continue reading Roasted cauliflower with lemon, garlic, and fresh dill
This pork roast is a recipe I learned to make when I was living in Slovenia, and I have adapted it a just a bit. It is quite easy to prepare and always comes out wonderful and full of flavor. Ingredients about 3 lb pork roast (I used two smaller roasts)6-8 large cloves garlic2 Tbsp … Continue reading Pork roast with fresh rosemary and garlic
Some people make lists before going shopping for groceries. I often do that. Yet, I don't write a fully detailed list. Sometimes, for example, I'll put down "fruit", or "vegetables". The fact is, while I do have a few items already planned out to buy, I like to browse at the grocery store, see what … Continue reading Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach
Roasted butternut squash with shallot-mandarin orange dressing: so rich, lightly sweet, and satisfying.
Ingredients 1 1/2 cups flour 1/4 tsp salt 7 Tbsp butter 1/3 cup ice water one half medium onion, diced "glug" olive oil 1/3 cup fresh baby spinach, loosely cut 1 Italian sausage link 1/8 tsp black pepper 8 large eggs about 1/2 cup whole milk 1 Tbsp flour Cook temperature: 350 Fahrenheit Cook time: … Continue reading Susy’s spinach sausage quiche