This may be my favorite dish. It screams “fall is here” and is so delightfully decadent that I itch to make it throughout the year, but hold-off. When I see the first sugar pumpkin in stores (or strangely in this years case at Home Depot) all bets are off. This is not a waist thinning … Continue reading Stuffed Pumpkin Fondue
This past weekend we went to a friend’s house for a cookout. They asked we bring an appetizer or a side- I wanted to make something delicious and visually appealing, using what I had in my kitchen. We had the last of a large quantity of tomatoes that were so delicious they were begging to … Continue reading Tomato Pesto Appetizer
This post has a purpose (not that every post doesn’t have a purpose)- you see, one of my friends and her girlfriend are about to embark upon an incredible journey to investigate the viability of creating a health care center for those without access to healthcare in Tola, Nicaragua. The primary purpose of this trip … Continue reading Gallo Pinto- Nicaraguan Red Beans and Rice
This recipe comes to us from mom and chef extraordinaire Caryn, whose tomatoes are obviously enviable (read more to find out why). If you have a garden I’m sure you and I share the same problem: all those tomato plants you started as sweet little innocent seeds have conspired to ripen all at once in … Continue reading Guest Recipe: Fresh Salsa
A couple nights ago I hosted a Movie Night In viewing of The Red Violin. If you haven’t seen it…do. The movie spans 5 centuries and 4 countries (maybe 5…) anyway- I asked those attending to bring something edible to share from one of the countries represented; Italy, Austria, China, France. One of the ladies, … Continue reading Janelle’s Caprese Pizza
Today I thought I was going to blog about pickled carrots – I’ve been meaning to… but I stayed up really late last night and woke up really early. I couldn’t stop thinking about Z starting preschool (yay!! I mean boo… no really, YAY!) For some reason new beginnings always make me think about bread. … Continue reading Finnish Bread- Breakfast in Bed Anyone?
This post is a little late in coming as I made the pita bread on Thursday afternoon, but we left for Santa’s Village in New Hampshire Thursday night and this post just didn’t make it. I was watching one of Zara’s friends on Thursday and I wanted to make something that would be easy, that … Continue reading Pita (with cornmeal)