Favourite Cookbooks: The Broad Fork

I love a good cookbook.  I read them. I browse them. I cook from them. I get inspiration from them. One that I love is The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson.  I appreciate how he uses the all different parts of the ingredients, which I also like to do.  I highly recommend The Broad Fork…

Thanksgiving Risotto: A Gluten-Free Alternative to Stuffing

Ingredients 3 Tablespoons olive oil 3 Tablespoons butter, divided 3 shallot or 2 small onion, minced 2 carrots, diced 1 stalk of celery, finely minced 1 1⁄2cups  arborio rice 4 cups  low sodium chicken broth Can be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock or “no chicken” broth here. 1 -1 1⁄2cup fresh grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese…

Tartines, Toast, Open-Faced Sandwiches: Pesach Bites

Ideas for what to top your matzoh with for the week of Passover. Passover-friendly sandwiches and tartines. From avocado toast to ‘not a pop tart’

Super Bowl Skillet: Potatoes & Buffalo Chicken Dip

This all-in-one Super Bowl Bite stays hot in the cast iron pan and only takes a little prep. I used Willow Tree Farm buffalo chicken dip in this version but you can also make it with the chicken Ceasar dip.  I suggest serving one of the dips on the potato skillet and the other just…

Super Bowl Party: Chicken Stuffed Avocado 

​​These chicken stuffed avocados are a quick and easy way to keep the party going without missing any of the game.  Make a tray of them for a crowd or a plate for two. Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados with Hot Sauce (serves 2) Ingredients  Prepared chicken salad, 2 scoops, about 4 TBSP 1 ripe avocado…

Screaming Labor Day Ice Cream Cake Recipe (Sponsored)

We’re screaming because it is a party and every party needs a little noise.  We’re screaming because summer is coming to an end.  We’re screaming for ice cream and we’ll continue enjoying it year-round to remember all those great summer days. This is the perfect dessert for your Labor Day BBQ because it is so…

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe Mashup

I never remember how I make a recipe anymore.  I’m definitely becoming my mother in a round about sort of way.  I am usually a recipe follower, and technically I still am, whereas my mother is an amazing improvizational cook.  In any case, for my pies I mix recipes because I have a favourite pie…

The Perfect Quick Spring Breakfast Sandwich

   Ingredients an English muffin (I used Stone and Skillet) tangy, funky or sharp creamy cheese (goat cheese, Camembert, brie, whatever you feel like) a hard boiled egg (we make a 1/2 dozen or so every week to keep in the fridge using this perfect J. Kenji Alt method) pea shoots black pepper Toast, schmear,…

Super Bowl By the Numbers: Guacamole Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes (Recipe)

   My shelf full of cookbooks is like a team of football players. There are the books I pull out every day, my workhorses, I depend on them for every play to get a good meal on the table. Then, there are the ones I hold off on because they’re a little newer and I…

Frosty Chocolate Wafer S’Mores

Last year, I participated in my first Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap organized by Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen.  My recipe last year was a spiced yule log cookie.  This year, inspired by my daughter who had made some very minty marshmallows earlier this month, a box of Nabisco chocolate wafers that…

Fall is Here and I Feel Like Wrapping Myself in a Plaid Wool Blanket Pie (Recipe)

Fall is here and I love it! I love the crunchy leaves beneath my feet and the chill in the air.  I don’t even mind the dark encroaching on my daylight. As any good New Englander does, we let our toes freeze a little and allow the chill to creep indoors as we count up…

A CSA Recipe:  Simple Kohlrabi Salad

I love kohlrabi and before we started our CSA many years ago, I had never eaten before.  Now, I look forward to seeing it sitting in the CSA baskets in the cool pick up area around the corner from the tree swing and hammock. This simple recipe is a great way to enjoy the slightly…