Recipes

French Pear and Almond Tarte

French Pear and Almond Tarte

Flaky crust, ripe pears and sweet almonds. This recipe is based on the one on David Lebovitz’s blog. I have also included a link to his article about poaching pears. Ingredients 6 oz (170g) almond paste2 tsp sugar2 tsp flour3 oz (85g) butter, salted or unsalted, cubed, at room temperature1 large egg, plus one egg white, […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Seeds

Roasted Butternut Squash Seeds

A single butternut squash yields about two tablespoons of seeds. Just as with pumpkins, these roasted butternut squash seeds make a tasty treat. Set aside the seeds next time you prepare butternut squash and have yourself a small and nutritious snack. Ingredients 2 Tbl Butternut […]

Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Homemade, Vegetarian Huevos Rancheros I’m not sure when or where I first tried Huevos Rancheros. It certainly isn’t something I grew up eating, but today it’s one of my favorites. This dish is especially satisfying during the colder months–when appetites are extra large. And don’t […]

Green Salad with Oil and Vinegar Dressing

Green Salad with Oil and Vinegar Dressing

Green Salad with Oil and Vinegar Dressing This ultra simple green salad recipe starts with fresh, crisp greens and finishes with a light vinaigrette of olive oil, sherry wine vinegar and Dijon mustard. It was adapted from Green Salad with Oil and Vinegar Dressing on Epicurious.com. […]

Parisian Hot Chocolate For Two

Parisian Hot Chocolate For Two

Parisian Hot Chocolate Recipe My favorite breakfast of all is a super fresh, light and crispy croissant served with a small cup of Parisian Hot Chocolate. Unlike French Hot Chocolate, which is typically made with cream or a combination of cream and milk, Parisian Hot […]

Broiled Bluefish Fillet with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

Broiled Bluefish Fillet with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

Broiled Bluefish Fillet with Mayonnaise Recipe While bluefish has a reputation for being fishy-tasting and oily, we love it. According to Seafood watch, it’s also a good choice for the environment, and it’s a good source of Omega-3. However, since there are some concerns about […]

Jasmine Rice Pilaf with Mustard Seed

Jasmine Rice Pilaf with Mustard Seed

Jasmine Rice Pilaf with Mustard Seed Recipe Some meals call for a simple rice dish. This jasmine rice pilaf with mustard seed looks lovely and is a step above plain rice. It goes particularly well with roasted broccoli. This recipe was adapted from the recipe […]

Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Roasted Broccoli Recipe We eat a lot of broccoli at our house and this is the simplest and tastiest recipe of all. Blanching the broccoli will help preserve its bright color and crisp texture. Baking brings all the flavors together and adds a bit of […]

Tomato, Corn and Green Bean Salad

Tomato, Corn and Green Bean Salad

What To Do With All Those Green Beans? It’s a challenge every year to find new ways to process the things we grow in the garden. While canning, freezing, and drying are necessary to keep the harvest from ending up as compost, there’s nothing like […]

Gluten Free Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten Free Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten free dairy free cookie recipe I have family members who are gluten free and dairy free and I like to cook for them. However, it can be challenging to find a good gluten free dairy free cookie recipe. Consequently, when I found this one, […]

Guacamole

Guacamole

Fresh Homemade Guacamole Recipe This guacamole recipe was adapted from the one in the Cookshelf Mexican cookbook by Parragon Publishing. I’m a big fan of these small, spiral bound cookbooks. The recipes are simple and reliably delicious. Ingredients: 1 ripe tomato Juice of 1.5 limes […]

Triple Ginger Crackle Cookies

Triple Ginger Crackle Cookies

Now This Is A Ginger Cookie! This simple ginger cookie recipe uses fresh, powdered, and crystallized ginger. The fresh and powdered gingers give it a deep, rich flavor, and the crystallized ginger gives it a real kick. The recipe was adapted from My Ginger Cookies […]

Tofu Saag Paneer For One

Tofu Saag Paneer For One

Interesting and easy to prepare vegetarian lunch options are my Holy Grail. Since I work from home, I have access to a full kitchen and don’t to have to worry about packing or reheating. However, I try to limit the time I spend making lunch […]

Thin Crust Pizza in Cast Iron Pizza Pan

Thin Crust Pizza in Cast Iron Pizza Pan

Homemade Pizza in a Cast Iron Pan We’ve tried several thin-crust pizza dough recipes, and many different pizza pans. The Lodge cast iron pizza pan is our favorite. The crust comes out thin and crispy, and it couldn’t be easier to clean. This recipe is […]

Banana Upside Down Cake

Banana Upside Down Cake

This classic cake is made in a cast iron pan. The banana, butter and sugar topping is amazing, especially the crunchy bits that get caramelized. Terrific served on its own, even better with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on the side. Ingredients for the […]

New Favorite: Tomato Soup

New Favorite: Tomato Soup

His favorite soup is tomato. Consequently, I’ve tried well over a dozen tomato soup recipes and thought I had found my favorite, until this one by Jennifer Steinhauer showed up in the New York Times’ What to Eat This Week eblast. Ingredients 1/2 lb salted butter […]

Roasted Vegetable Bibimbap

Roasted Vegetable Bibimbap

This vegetable Bibimbap recipe is adapted from Martha Rose Shulman’s recipe in the New York Times. It’s super simple to prepare. If you’re a good multi-tasker, it could take as little as 45 minutes. Ingredients Butternut squash Canola oil 1 Tbl soy sauce 1/2 Tbl […]

Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sandwich

Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sandwich

This Vietnamese sandwich, I recently learned, is traditionally served on Vietnamese bread, which is somewhat similar to a fresh French Baguette. The recipe below is one I adapted from the recipe on the Cooking Light website. Ingredients 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 3/4 Tbl sugar […]



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