This delightful pasta dish is rich and flavorful and boasts toasted walnuts, shallots and the zing of cranberries.
Roasted butternut squash with shallot-mandarin orange dressing: so rich, lightly sweet, and satisfying.
There wasn't much time to make dinner today, and I started preparations quite late. Not knowing how long my daughter would hold out before being desperate for food, I needed to come up with a quick dinner idea. I made a variation on a dish I created a few years back. It is a simple … Continue reading Purple and white potatoes with ground beef and sour cream
What a surprise to wake up to snow this morning! It's not terribly common to get snow this early in the year where I live, but here it is. What better time than this to enjoy the warmth of the indoors and some home-cooked food? Yesterday my daughter told me "Mama, cook!" To my great … Continue reading Simple stewed apples with cinnamon
As a child I remember my mom making Hungarian beef... the onions simmering in a pot on the stove, the earthy red color of paprika, even the large ceramic casserole dish she baked it in. ... the onions simmering in a pot on the stove, the earthy red color of paprika... Yet, I never knew … Continue reading Hungarian beef and egg noodles
This recipe became an immediate favorite with my family when I created it about 3 years ago, and it's really quite easy to put together. I jokingly called it "chicken and 'taters'" and the name has stuck. I love that it is basically a meal all in one, as it has a starch (potatoes), vegetables … Continue reading Baked chicken and “taters” with fresh dill
Here where I live we've officially gotten into soup season. I don't really believe that there is a season for soup, though. Soup is great all the time. I've actually been known to eat soup during the hot summer, from time-to-time. A couple of days ago I thought up a dream of a soup and … Continue reading Homemade chicken fennel soup
The sun is streaming through my window this afternoon, as I sit at my little wooden desk. It's been a good long while since I've sat here and I'm truly enjoying it as I absorb the brightness of a gorgeous fall day. Fall light really is unmatched and has a charm that is all its … Continue reading Mulled cinnamon baked apples recipe
Isn't asparagus wonderful? A few years ago I came up with an incredibly easy oven-roasted asparagus recipe. Here's how to make it: Ingredients 1 clove fresh garlic 25-30 stalks asparagus 1/4 - 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper salt, to taste 1 Tbsp olive oil Cut the fibrous, hard parts off the ends of your … Continue reading Oven-roasted asparagus recipe
Today is a soup day. It's not just because of the weather, as a very foggy morning has transformed itself into a beautiful, shiny day. Today is a soup day because I decided that I'd like to make up a new soup recipe. In case you'd like to try the recipe yourself, here it is. … Continue reading Double potato beef soup with a kick