Category Archives: Recipes

Recipes for the foods we make.

Quick Lasagna Roll-Ups

I got home last night and had NO IDEA what I was going to make for dinner. Isn’t that some sort of working mom’s nightmare?  You walk in the door after a long day of saving the world (I don’t … Continue reading

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Getting Warm with Coconut Curry, Chicken and Apples

I have lots of onions and garlic from last week’s Winter CSA box, so those are the CSA contributions to this wonderful warm dish for a cold winter evening. 1 t. olive oil 2 lbs chicken breasts cut into large … Continue reading

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Ragout with Pork, Collard Greens and Garbanzo Beans

This was one of those times where I had ingredients that were kind of like the ingredients in the recipe I wanted to cook, but really nothing like the ingredients in the recipe I wanted to cook.  The recipe I … Continue reading

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Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake

Today is my daughter’s birthday (12) and this is THE CAKE.  This is her favorite cake and she has asked for it every year for her birthday for the past four years. Two years ago, I had to borrow shredded … Continue reading

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Pickled Beets with Red Wine

Beets are very popular at my house.  When we get them in the CSA box, they do not last very long and we don’t get too creative – roast beets are always a hit.  But this time, we didn’t get … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie with Butternut Squash and a surprise vegetable

As if butternut squash isn’t enough of an outlier in Shepherd’s Pie… Shepherd’s Pie is one of my fondest memories of meals my mom cooked when we were kids.  Hers was always made with ground beef, frozen peas and mashed … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch – Butternut Squash Waffles and Omelets

I had about 1/2 cup of butternut squash purée (fondly called butternut “squish” by the little voice in my head) left over from an earlier meal and I have been wanting to make waffles.  I had good luck with the … Continue reading

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Quiche Quatastrophe – and redemption

I had leeks.  I really like leeks.   A quiche seemed like a wonderful weekend brunch idea that would use my leeks.  This was also an opportunity to try and improve my pie crust skills. We started with Bonnie’s Pie … Continue reading

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Roasted Broccoli with Fresh Cranberries

I still have some fresh cranberries and have been seeing some yummy looking brussel sprouts with cranberries and nuts recipes online that inspired me.  Facing dinner, a hungry family and my crisper, we made some adjustments… Preheat oven to 375°. … Continue reading

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My new Mexican Cookbook – Part 3: Rice with Seafood (and veggies, of course)

I promise this is the last post about my new cookbook for a while.  But it was all one meal that took hours to cook and I HAVE to get these blog posts out of my system…. The original recipe … Continue reading

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