Multi-Seed Crackers {The Worst Salesperson on the Planet}

multi seed crackers

Sometimes I whip up something so tasty, I think I could sell it. And then I remember – I’m a horrible salesperson! Don’t believe me? Just ask Husband. He loves to share the story. Continue Reading →

“Jimmy Dean” Turkey Sausage {8th-grade Boys are the Worst}

jimmy dean turkey sausage

I haven’t eaten a hot dog since 8th grade . For the record, it had nothing to do with a bad ballpark experience. It was courtesy of the boys in my home-economics class.

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Chicken Potpie

chicken potpie

Maybe you’re experiencing a long streak of below-freezing temperatures. Maybe you’ve had a rotten week. Or, maybe you just crave a dish you ate as a kid that brings back warm memories. We all have those days where we just need some comfort food, and Chicken Potpie is definitely comfort food. Continue Reading →

Apple & Cranberry Turkey Roulade

apple and cranberry turkey roulade

I’m so over the need to pull off a Norman Rockwell-worthy holiday dinner. Seriously, how many people really bring a whole, perfectly cooked turkey – beautifully garnished and presented on an heirloom platter, to the table for carving? Well, ok, my mom and dad pulled it off, but I’m convinced they were the exception to the rule. Continue Reading →

Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Seeds

roasted brussels sprouts

You’ve probably got a few of those boxes too. The ones that contain those refrigerator drawings from childhood or trophies from high school. That box of your “stuff” that mom sent home the last time you were there for a visit, because she needed to clean out her attic. You’ve been meaning to go through it and toss all but the most sentimental items. But you haven’t. Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Buttercream

pumpkin roulade with ginger buttercream

Worst. Dinner. Party. Ever… The first problem was attempting to host an office holiday party for associates who really didn’t want to come. The second problem was that I didn’t know how to cook. However, as often happens, what was awkward, horrifying and embarrassing at the time, is hilarious in hindsight. And by “hindsight” I mean twenty plus years of it. Continue Reading →

Potato & Cheddar Waffles

potato and cheddar waffles

I’m not saying that Husband is a creature of habit when it comes to food, but let’s just say if I’m going to mess with his breakfast, I like to be pretty sure that I have a winner. When I ran across this recipe for Potato & Cheddar Waffles in Food & Wine recently, it bypassed my whole “try-this-someday” system {no really, I have a system!} and I announced we’d be trying something new the following morning. Continue Reading →

No-Knead Stealth Bread {and Cookbook Giveaway!}

no knead stealth bread

You’ve no doubt pondered the question: If there was one food that you could eat as much as you want, with no-down side, what would it be? Steak Diane? Linguine Alfredo? Boston Cream Pie? Continue Reading →

Baked Onion Rings

 

baked onion rings

I grew up in a “village.” Not a town, or a city, but a village. It sounds all European and quaint, but actually it was the village of Hopwood, in southwestern Pennsylvania. I never knew why it qualified as a village, so I turned to the internet {where, of course, everything is true}. Continue Reading →

Tomato Basil Phyllo Tart {Keeping it simple}

Tomato Basil Tart

I’m really an introvert. No one believes me when I say that, but it’s true. Large gatherings make me nervous, I’m terrible at small talk, and given the choice of going to a big party {especially a costume party} or putting on my elastic pants and watching a movie at home, I’ll choose the latter. Continue Reading →