Lamb has been on my mind for a while. That is, I've been wanting to buy some lamb and prepare some kind of lamb dish. At least where I live, though, lamb is one of the more expensive kinds of meat to buy, so I was holding off. A few days ago I found a … Continue reading Mediterranean inspired lamb chops with rice and cucumber yogurt sauce
The number of times I've thought back to that amazing concoction of rice and spinach made by a Veneto province local is uncertain. What isn't uncertain is how wonderful it was.Thinking back, I can still see it in my mind's eye... I can almost taste it still. So, I recreated the dish. I'm not 100% … Continue reading Easy Venice-inspired rice and spinach
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
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