‘Sick-of-Chicken’ Cure: Spicy and Sweet Chicken with Pineapple

Raise your hand if you’ve heard this refrain recently in your household: “chicken for dinner again?” Whether the complaint is coming from a spouse, a roommate, or even yourself (!), this recipe is an easy solution for that pesky little problem. I always break this dish out when I’m getting bored…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Cream Sauce, Arugula and Toasted Pine Nuts

Several years ago, my husband Chris and I were fortunate enough to travel to Italy for our honeymoon. This is the southern coast of Italy, and you have to make a harrowing drive, navigating dangerous curves along the edges of cliffs (with  motorcyclists whizzing by you James-Bond-style, no less) to…

Salmon, Spinach, and Potatoes with Lemon-Caper Sauce

It seems like everyone is talking about omega-3’s these days. I knew it had really gone mainstream when I saw a commercial the other day for Flintstone’s Vitamins ‘now with omega-3.’ There are good reasons for the sudden popularity.  Research has shown omega-3 fatty acids have anti-cancer properties, protect against…

Winter Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie with Potato, Cauliflower, Cheddar and Chive Crust

Here are the things I love about this dish: It’s pretty sneaky and sly, and you’ll find out why in a minute It’s extremely flavorful and very addictive.  My meat-and-potatoes-loving husband can’t resist going back for seconds and thirds of this one Just in time for Valentine’s Day, it’s also a…

Next Week’s Scrumptious Pumpkin Menu As Decided By You…

It wasn’t even close.  The baked salmon and shepherd’s pie are the clear winners.  So look for those recipes next week… Thank you for choosing the shepherd’s pie.  I love this dish and was hoping to have it for dinner this weekend. I’ll definitely post the other recipes at a later date. …

What’s Up Next? The Choice Is Yours…

This has been a super-busy, hectic week for me, but I wanted to take a minute to send out a huge thank you for all of your thoughtful questions, insights, and comments!    I’ve loved hearing from each of you and hope to set aside the time to respond to your individual questions…

Winter Vegetable Pasta with White Wine and Parmesan

I could eat this pasta every day of the week.  It’s so simple but such a delicious combination of flavors with the sweetness of the squash, the crisp kale, the hint of thyme and white wine, and the salty, cheesy Parmesan. I try to make one meatless meal a week –…

I Heart You Fruit Tart

The first fruit tart I ever made was from a Paula Deen recipe. There was plenty of sugar and butter involved, as you well know if you’ve ever seen her cooking shows. I remember starting with the crust and sampling some of the raw dough, just to make sure it tasted…

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