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Pancetta and Tomato Achaar Beans

Here is One Flavor-Packed Bowl of Stewed Beans! Once again, I was in the mood for beans. As much as I love a bowl of beans that have been simply cooked in their own delicious broth, I wanted something a little more stew-like this time around because I wanted to scoop these with some good […]

Bacon-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms On Bitter Greens

Talk About a Great Main Course Salad Meal! Lots of bacon. That’s what happened here. I started out by cooking 10 slices of bacon, but I wasn’t sure I’d use all of it. Really? Who was I kidding? It ended up being the perfect amount of bacon. No big surprise there. I haven’t made stuffed […]

Sweet Potatoes with Lime Chipotle Butter

If You Even Remotely Like Sweet Potatoes, You’ve Gotta Try These! Sweet potatoes can be so boring. Or so sweet they make my teeth hurt. Or they can also be one of the best things you’ve ever tasted. I’ve been on a sweet potato kick lately and these are my favorites.  I’ve grown to really […]

Sheet Pan Chicken, Apple, Cabbage, and Croutons

Who Doesn’t Love a Great Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner? I set out to make a quick and easy chicken thigh sheet pan dinner. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to add to the chicken. But when the time came, I had half a head of red cabbage and a couple honey crisp apples […]

Cheddar Crust Apple Crostata

I Don’t Think It Can Get Any Better Than This! I love it when I get this excited about a recipe. Throughout the years, I’ve tried various recipes for apple pie/galette/crostata with cheddar cheese in the crust and I have never been satisfied. I see no reason to add cheese to the crust if you […]

Beets and Apples with Horseradish Walnut Sauce

Need to Brighten Up a Meal? This Salad Delivers on All Fronts. Many times I will roast more beets than I need at the moment. It’s just as easy to roast a couple pounds as it is to roast only a few. I roast mine by placing scrubbed and trimmed beets on a large piece […]

Charred Shishito Peppers with Anchovy Cream

How Good are These Blistered Peppers When Paired with a Warm Anchovy Cream Dipping Sauce? Very Very Good. By now, many of us have enjoyed charred shishito peppers that are served with a little drizzled olive oil and salt. I love them and could easily eat them weekly. There’s something about holding onto the stems […]

Sausage, Bean, and Escarole Bake

The Flavors of White Beans, Italian Sausage, and Greens Hardly Need Anything Else in Order to Shine. Escarole and beans is a classic dish for a reason. It’s one of those ultimate comfort foods. The bitter flavor of the greens mellows completely when they’re braised with the beans. I had a taste for it, but […]

Roasted Radicchio, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad

Quickly Broiled Radicchio Wedges are a Surprise Ingredient! I’ve been making a lot of winter salads lately. The apples and pears are so good now. But it’s the citrus I love most. No surprise there for my followers. And of course citrus and beets are a classic combination for a reason. The acid in oranges […]

Persimmon and Asian Pear Upside Down Cake

How About Trying Persimmons in Your Next Upside Down Cake? I was so happy to run into Fuyu persimmons on my latest grocery run. These are the persimmons that don’t need to be ripened as fully as Hichaya persimmons in order to become edible and delicious. I usually use them in salads or simply eat […]