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Mini Cheese Cakes

We were watching Jacques Pepin the other night and he made a mini-cheese cake / souffle that really looked interesting. Jacques is another of my most favorite chefs. No pretense, no huge ego – just really good, sound cooking and technique. I really like ...

Broccoli Cheesecake

I love my emails from La Cucina Italiana. In fact, they may be just about the only non-family-and-friends emails I do like. I’m getting old and crotchety. Constant barrages of Buy Now! Save! Limited Time Offer! and Exclusive! Just For You! drive me up th...

Corn Cakes

Cooking Light arrived the other day with a recipe for Corn Cakes with Bacon and Turmeric Yogurt. It ...

Oven Braised Artichokes

I saw artichokes at the store this morning. Purple, even… At 99¢ a piece, I had to get a coup...

Butternut Squash and Candied Bacon

Ya know what it’s like when you’ve cooked the same things over-and-over-and-over?!? Of c...

Sautéed Shredded Cabbage and Squash

I married a man who doesn’t like cabbage. I mean, Victor has a bazillion or two other redeemi...

Tomatoes

We have not had a bumper-crop of tomatoes, this year. I had visions of canning tomatoes, Victor mak...

Rice Cakes and Creamed Chicken

I was doing a bit of blog-maintenance, today, and came across a rice cake I made last year. It soun...

Labor Day Indoor Picnic

As a kid, Labor Day was my all-time-least-favorite holiday. It meant the following day was the firs...

Pork Tenderloin and Fava Beans

  Frozen fava beans. Who woulda thunk?!? I really like fava beans but they’re not easy t...

Potato Puffs from Down Under

  I need to make time to update this thing a bit more often!  We’re cooking and baking ...

Bacon Jam

  Okay. Stop what you’re doing right now and make this. Really. And make at least a doub...

Alsatian Potato Pie

  I was perusing a Huffington Post food slideshow the other day. You know how they are –...

Butternut Squash Gratin

  After torrential rains and wind, this morning, it is a balmy 70° outside. We went from a st...

Veggie Gratin

I really admire people who can get dinner on the table using a butter knife and a spoon. I’m ...