Shepherd’s Pie

Is it a bad thing to admit that I hid this one in the fridge from my beau as long as I could? Yes, he found it ( as soon as he searched the fridge for dinner while asking if he could eat pasta). It was gone within 24 hours after that… Essentially this was…

Ham Biscuits from Easter Leftovers

As I was prepping for Easter last week, I couldn’t help but peruse a few sites for ideas and my favorite from that serach session was at Real Girl’s Kitchen where she posted her ultimate Easter menu.  While the menu itself wasn’t something I’d follow, she presented sumptuous meal for those ready to indulge.  My…

Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Onion Kugel

Passover.  Its not something I ever thought of as a child.  Its not part of my family heritage nor that of most of the other kids I grew up around.  In college I became friends with a girl who happens to have a mixed heritage – she’s in the process of exploring it now and…

Carrot Cake’s Siblings

I fell down the proverbial rabbit hole while sifting through the ‘carrot cake’ recipes saved over the past couple of years.  Even after making so many carrot cakes last year, there were still a few more ideas to try out.  The great thing is that you can start eating dessert for breakfast all weekend long…

Winter Salad

Every now and then I want a sturdier salad with my meal.  Whenever that happens I tend to reach for this one in the summer and this one in the winter.  Its a ton of chopping but actually keeps fairly well if you don’t dress the greens that make it to the fridge. Ingredients: -1…

Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese

I had butternut squash pop up in my garden this year and I was fortunate enough to harvest enough that I gave half of it away to my mother.  Which she accepted happily.  Thank goodness.  I think I brought in 50 pounds for myself alone… That being said, I’m trying out a few recipes to…

Butternut Squash Oven Fries

I ended up buying way too much butternut squash this season and so as part of my hunt for new ways to use them up, I found  this recipe from Sweet Lavender.  How smart is that?  I love sweet potato fries and the two veggies seem to be fairly interchangeable, so why not make butternut…

Butternut Squash Quick Bread

Yumyum, eat ’em up!  That’s all that I could come up with at first when I sat down to write this post.  I made this quick bread from a recipe I turn to fairly frequently: Morning Glory Farm’s Zucchini Bread with the veggie switched out.  I played with the spices, too!  I did this last…

Autumn Harvest Pie

What better way to give thanks for life’s bounty than with the season’s ingredients?  This pie is filled with freshly harvested goodies – apples, cranberries, walnuts and orange.  The recipe comes from the Morning Glory Farm’s second cookbook – a place that is part farm, part farm-stand and part local grocer located on Martha’s Vineyard…

Roasted Onions, Bacon and Sweet Potatoes

I grew onions in my garden at home this year and needed a new recipe to use them up before they go bad.  The little ones tend to turn fast but just look at how cute they are!  Its worth it. This was a super simple dish: all I did was bake the bacon until…

Pecan Pie Plans

Any one else working on plans for Thanksgiving?  Its within striking distance so I’ve got my list: Turkey Brussel Sprouts Sweet Potatoes Stuffing (Dressing?) Gravy Cranberry Sauce Apple Pie Pumpkin Pie Pecan Pie Whipped Cream That’s it.  What more do you need? A few seasonal dishes, the turkey and plenty of pies to snack after…

Classic Stuffed Shells

Stuffed shells.  I know there are people who love lasagna, manicotti and baked ziti, but my favorite classic Italian baked pasta dish to order out are stuffed shells.  I’m not sure what it is about shells that I love but they are pretty great.  It could be that I have yet to find a better…