Rosemary Parmesan Orecchiette

A couple of years ago my Aunt Kathy made a similar dish to this one – which I just loved.  Rosemary, pasta, and cheese: definitely, some of my favorites.  She said that she found the recipe in Martha Stewart Living, but a few weeks later, when I looked for it online, I could not find…

Key Lime Coconut Flan

I have been fending off a cold this week which has put me off of most food, but somehow has left me craving the smooth, creamy textures and simple flavors of pudding, custard, or flan.  I decided to go with the flan.  I thought that I might add a little citrus for some additional vitamin…

Salmon & Shrimp Green Curry

This was a slapped together weeknight meal.  A challenging experiment in how to best use up some of the old produce that has been lurking in the back of the refrigerator along with the half a bag of shrimp and single salmon steak that has been taking up valuable freezer space.  Unfortunately, one of lurking…

Chevron Patterned Pom-pom Hat

I was gifted a new scarf and set of gloves over the holidays – both in a matching green.  Which, of course, prompted me into crochet a complementary hat.  I went through my crochet pattern books looking for the simplest hat pattern available which led me to the chevron hat pattern in The New Crochet….

Beurre Noisette Pecan Cereal Treats

I sent my sister off with a box of these to fuel her marching this weekend – a little bit of protein, no gluten (she has a slight sensitivity to it), and a whole lot of sugar.  A spin off of the classic Rice Krispies Treats recipe, I decided to brown the butter to deepen the…

Mushroom Pâté

If you love mushrooms, pâté, and are a little squeamish when it comes to grinding up squishy animal organs (I love the taste of pâté but try to avoid thinking about what actually goes into it) this is a recipe for you.  This is an old recipe of my Mom’s that I stumbled upon recently….

Bolognese Sauce

While not the most visually attractive of sauces, this hearty sauce satisfies through its warm, rich, and comfortingly familiar flavors. Ingredients: 1 tbsp Olive Oil 1 Onion 4 Cloves Garlic 2 Carrots 1 Celery Stalk 2 tbsp Tomato Paste 1 lb. ground Beef (substitute with ground turkey and a splash of worcestershire sauce for a…

Cran-Apple Slab Pie

Somewhere between bars, a cobbler, and a pie – this particular slab pie has a shortbread crust and no sides.  This might be the best apple pie I have made to date.  Although, it is nothing like a traditional apple pie, and its obscene amounts of butter make it an indulgent treat that I am…