Simple Rustic Bread as Base for Exploration

I assume I am not alone in finding bread-making both fascinating and scary. It is a simple process, but for some reason the thought of starting bread would paralyze me. The other thing that would keep me from starting was the idea that I had to make sourdough, and...

Fancy Mac & Cheese: a favorite crowdpleaser that’s quick to prepare

Need a quick, tasty, and filling dish for your next family gathering or potluck meal? This upscale version of Macaroni & Cheese is scratch-made with top quality ingredients and complex flavor, without being too fussy or complicated. This recipe was adapted (and greatly simplified) from The Savory Way by...

Spicy Greens, or: What to do with that mystery veg in my CSA box

Hot chili oil can make any bland vegetable more interesting and fun. When you’re overrun with fresh greens this summer, or not sure how to use up the other half of that huge cabbage you bought, try this dish. Ingredients 1 pound of green leafy vegetable of your choice:...

Glazed Zucchini: A quick and tasty side dish for summer

I remember years ago, when we had a garden overflowing with vegetables, that I was stopping the neighborhood children on the sidewalk and telling them they had to take some before they could pass by. Whether in your own garden or in a mystery box of CSA vegetables, zucchini...

Cream Scones: A quick savory or sweet treat

Whether I’m having a friend over for coffee or trying to figure out a last-minute addition to a potluck supper, these scones are a quick and delicious treat on their own, or with a meal. If you do not eat gluten there are many gluten-free mixes on the market...

Chicken Curry: classic flavors combine for a delicious, quick supper

As I’ve mentioned before, we’re often looking for new recipes to make at home, to mix up our menus when we find ourselves stuck in a rut. While I’m not new to cooking curry dishes, many recipes I’ve tried in the past have involved more ingredients, steps, and time...

Summer cocktails: refreshing drinks for hot days

When it’s this hot out I like to cool off with summer cocktails with fruity flavors that bring to mind afternoons relaxing on a tropical beach. These summer cocktail recipes are easy and delicious, with our without alcohol. Blood Orange Spritz Blood orange soda Lime wedge Gin or vodka...

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