Cold weather and the holiday season mean that my oven’s often in use, baking all kinds of treats. Fancy cookies are all very well, and fun to give as gifts, but sometimes I just want something quick and easy, but still utterly delicious.
Lots of people end up with refrigerators chock full but still can’t seem to pull a dinner out of it. Let’s say you’ve got 2 chicken breasts leftover from yesterday, or maybe a bit of cold beefsteak (but not enough for the whole family),
November, here in SE Michigan, brings cold blustery weather, and adds unpredictability. We might have sunshine, sleet, snow, or all of the above in one day. I call it soup weather: this is the time of year when I have great appreciation for a good bowl of soup.
Let’s say you love chocolate (I do!) but you have no self-control. Or you have a small family (I do!) and don’t like eating the same dessert three nights in a row. Or you’re looking for a gluten-free treat to share with one lucky friend. (Jason,
Choctoberfest is the week when bloggers celebrate all things chocolate. This makes it a natural match for Forté Chocolates, whose mottos is “Celebrate Life With Chocolate.” Sounds great, right? All of their products have been created by master chocolatier Karen Neugebauer,
I confess it: I’ve developed a smoothie habit. I have found it’s more pleasant to drink a fruity yogurt concoction than it is for me to eat that same yogurt and fruit in a bowl. I’ve learned that commercial smoothies are far,
Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2018, a blogger celebration of all things chocolate. This is one of my favorite weeks of the year. I am joining forces with over 100 other bloggers from around the world to post delicious chocolate recipes. Every day,
Now that cool weather has arrived, it’s time to work on apples. Local orchards have bushels of fruit begging for my attention. I put up applesauce every year: it stores well, can be used in lots of ways, and is surprisingly easy.
I use tomato paste all the time. Sometimes I need up to half a cup, sometimes just a little bit. When I make my own, I can store it in the sizes I tend to need most, so I have no more partly used cans in the fridge.
Once in a while, I get a complete surprise in the kitchen. As I’ve accumulated experience, this happens less often, but it does happen, and so it was this week. Against all my expectations, I learned how to produce rare roast beef from the Instant Pot!
This past spring, my husband and I embarked on a vacation voyage with Viking River Cruises. The food they served was simply marvelous, and I’ve been trying to recreate some of those flavors ever since. This carrot ginger soup is an example.
Bagels are always a favorite in my house. Fortunately there’s a good bagel source nearby, so we often have them on hand. We also like to keep something we affectionally call “salmon glop” – a smoked salmon spread spiked with lemon and dill.