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Pumpkin Ricotta Pie

Oh boy!  I think I have just created my newest most favorite pumpkin pie!  It came about because we have a lot of pumpkin in the freezer and I had a container of ricotta I had picked up last week with a vague idea of making something – and never did...

Lamb Chops and Apricots

Sometimes being a bit nontraditional can be fun.  And we do like fun around here! I’ve been thinking up ways to use the Apricot Pepper Jam I made a few weeks ago and thought that a sauce for lamb chops might just fit the bill.  Rosemary and garlic...

Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms, Cranberries, and Pecans

‘Tis the season for Brussels Sprouts! I do realize that gastronomically speaking, I can be a ...

Pumpkin Pie

I came home today to find a beautiful Pumpkin Pie sitting on the island in the kitchen.  A fresh...

Steaks on the Barbie

An absolutely gorgeous day.  Low 70s and a slight breeze.  No humidity.  I could get used to thi...

Homemade Bread and Soup

The weather was juuuuust cool enough yesterday to warrant a pot of soup and a loaf of bread.  Ever...

The Invisible Shopper

Happy Monday grocery shopping.  Or, should I say “happy invisible grocery shopper“?  ...

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

I pulled a pork tenderloin out of the freezer this morning with a bit of a vague idea of what I was...

Pumpkin Bread Fail

Okay…  so everything I make doesn’t come out perfect every time. I’ve been makin...

Fairytale Pumpkin

In a few hours it will officially be Autumn.  Time for pumpkin! I do have to admit that I like my ...

Butternut Squash Risotto

I didn’t have a plan for dinner tonight, but when I saw a big ol’ display of butternut ...

Not Quite Italian Ravioli

This is one of those meals that was created because of the ingredients I had.  And I’m think...

Freezing Greens

As Kermit told us so many years ago…  It’s not easy being green. It’s especially...

Apple Upside-Down Cake

One of my most-favorite cakes is Pineapple Upside-Down cake.  Well—  just about any upside-...