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Turkey Soup

I really do think that one of  the best parts of Thanksgiving is several days later when the Turkey Soup is made. Since we didn’t host this year, we had to cook a turkey on Friday just to get a carcass to make the soup! Turkey, celery, carrots, green b...

Dinner in a Bookstore in DuPont Circle

When we were in Washington last month, we happened upon a great little restaurant in DuPont Circle – inside of a book store!  We had a cute-as-a-button waiter, and even more importantly – fantastic food.  They did some flavor combinations and pl...

A Smithsonian Luncheon

We were out museum-hopping today in Washington, DC.  The Sunday before Thanksgiving seems to be a ...

Cranberries, Cookbooks, and Lots of Meals

I have not been making time to be here the past few days.  I’ve been cooking – and eve...

Simply Steak

I bought a whole eye of the round the other day.  It was a good price and will keep us in beef for...

Chicken with a Champagne and Truffle Sauce

Don’t ya just love it when you have house guests who bring you $699.99/lb French Truffles?  ...

A Food Fest

We have friends in town.  It’s 6pm…  We’ve been eating since yesterday…  ...

Repurposing with a Purpose

On Monday when I was making the sausage, I also made a pheasant dish based on a recipe from Lidia B...

Homemade Italian Sausage

We have friends coming down to visit with us theis weekend – which means I’ve been busy...

Sunday Supper and Saturday’s Dessert

Instead of cooking, today, I spent a few hours putting in a new screen door in the front of the hou...

Brussels Sprouts, Part Three

I did say that buying that stalk of brussels sprouts was going to be a commitment. Today’s Br...

More Brussels Sprouts

It’s Day Two of the Great Brussels Sprouts Marathon! Tonight, I shredded them, fried them, an...

Brussels Sprouts

Okay… raise your hand if you knew Brussels Sprouts grew on stalks!    Now…  Raise y...

Pork and Figs

Weeks ago, I cooked down some fresh figs with sugar and made a fig jam, of sorts.  Into a tupperwa...

Not Quite a Cassoulet

Okay.  It’s not really a cassoulet.  A cassoulet is a three-day process if you make one of ...