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…

Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

I was flipping through December’s Food & Wine magazine, came across a recipe for Black Bean and Chorizo Soup, and thought why not?  Although the recipes did seem a little subpar, I thought that it would be a good change to my current favorite Black Bean Soup recipe.  As things go, I was opening the…

Garden Gnome Funfetti Cake

My sister was born on the Day of the Three Kings, the Feast of the Epiphany, or the Twelfth Day of Christmas also referred to as the Twelfth Night, not that any of that really mattered when it came to this year’s birthday cake.  It has been a long running family joke that the shortest…

Gingerbread-Caramel Cheesecake Bars

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a recipe for a gingerbread-caramel sauce.  I kept thinking… yum… but what could I use it for other then ice-cream (not the most appealing dessert for this time of year, especially, in Vermont).  This led me into thinking about other creamy desserts which in turn led me to…….

Meatball Soup

My spin on Italian Wedding soup in which the meatballs are made out of Italian sausage, the rice is replaced with pearl couscous, and the spinach is often substituted with kale. Ingredients: 1 lb Italian Sausage 2 Eggs 1 cup Bread Crumbs 1 tbsp Olive Oil 4 cloves of peeled Garlic 4 cups Broth (Beef…