Even though we're not into the really cold weather yet here in Syracuse, I have been wanting Tomato Soup for days. Finally, tonight, I settled on Tomato Soup and a Toasted Cheddar Cheese Sandwich for dinner. So what if it's 75 degrees outside right? Confession: I've never made my own Tomato Soup. I make all … Continue reading Drop Dead Simple Tomato Soup
One of my very favorite things is a popover. I only discovered them about 5 years ago, when a friend made them for a birthday party where I was serving a Prime Rib (in this case, they are known as Yorkshire Puddings). They were totally addictive, and I made them a few times after for … Continue reading Recipe Repair: Blueberry Popovers
Most of my posts are recipe oriented, but I've wanted to include topical posts as well as food-focused ones on the blog. Today's topic: getting tired of cooking all the time. Even when you love something -- reading, writing, kids, TV, social media, pets, exercise, chocolate (well, maybe not chocolate) -- you need a break … Continue reading Burned Out on Cooking — Thoughts and Strategies
Yes, you heard me -- lasagna for breakfast! This past weekend, we made a gorgeous pot of Lasagna with fresh noodles (Mike's been making all of our pasta since we got the Kitchen Aid attachment, and once you make fresh pasta, you'll never buy boxed again). It was delicious, though for only two of us, … Continue reading Lasagna for Breakfast!
A few months ago, when rhubarb was out, I discovered Smitten Kitchen's recipe for Rhubarb Crisp Bars -- it's a crisp, but it's a bar, like a cookie. Magical! And they were everything you imagine they would be. I've made them several times since with various fruits and one day, I took up Deb's recommendation … Continue reading Healthy, Crunchy, Breakfast YUM!
This past weekend was incredibly busy, as has been the past month (hence, no recent posts -- but I continue to post at Instagram and Facebook, if you follow me there) and healthy meals have been a challenge. This summer, I have been trying to lean toward more Mediterranean meals when I can, and part … Continue reading Clean Eating: Mexican Salad with Pan-Seared Whitefish
Salad is a constant in our house. Pasta salad, potato salad, egg salad, green salad, you name it. But the best part of salad is how creative you can be with it. Today, I knew I wanted a salad to go with our Spanish Pork Burgers (which are amazing, though we skipped the cheese) … Continue reading Pretty in Pink Farro Salad
It's Friday, and I have a hankering for fish. We have several very good fish restaurants in Syracuse -- one of our favorites being The Fish Friar -- but we also have several good stores where you can buy freshly shipped fish. Yes, it's pricey, but for a treat once or twice a month, it's … Continue reading What I’m Making Tonight…
We've been hosting parties and dinners all weekend -- and it was a very good time! Today, though, is a quiet Sunday and I'm glad for that. Time to decompress and prepare for the week, but I want to take a minute to share a tip I found this weekend. Perhaps you already know it, … Continue reading Quick Summer Cooking Tip for Corn on the Cob (with a quick Corn Salad recipe!)
Do you have fantasies of baking deep brown, beautiful sourdough breads like you see on Instagram or in the baker's window? With this book, those fantasies can become reality. I've puttered with sourdough baking for about three years on and off. I started with King Arthur's starter and recipes... they were okay, but the starter … Continue reading Review: Emilie Raffa’s Artisan Sourdough Made Simple