Tomato sauce, A Recipe with a Kick

Despite the challenge of our cold climate, I love growing tomatoes, and plant them every summer. And after 10 years, I’m even getting pretty good at cultivating them. Of course, then there’s the question of what to do with all the tomatoes we can’t use immediately, to which I...

Broccoli Mac: Macaroni Casserole

This macaroni casserole is a hearty dish has been a go-to when I need a dinner plan for a couple of nights, and either don’t know what to make, or can’t find as many fresh ingredients in the middle of winter. It’s comfort food for sure, but with the...

Roast chicken, four ways

Eating healthy. Scratch cooking. Meal planning. They sound good-for-you and also time-consuming and possibly difficult. But I’ve discovered that roasting a whole chicken and creating various dishes out of one bird is both an easy and an economical way to plan several meals in the course of one week....

Moroccan Lamb with Rice – Savory Meat and Fruit

This dish is adapted from several different lamb-with-dried-fruits recipes I’ve found on Food Network. Most of the dishes I came across had a ton of ingredients and so many individual steps that it looked like one would spend an entire day preparing it and dirtying up every implement in...

Southwest Soft Tacos with a Fusion of Flavors

Have I mentioned that Mother has been spoiling us with homemade dinner? Ever since Rick broke his foot earlier this year, and now that we’ve also been starting a new business, making dinner once a week has been Nancy’s way of helping out – and it really is a huge...

Eggplant Casserole Improv Recipe

While trying to figure out how to use up some vegetables from our weekly CSA basket, we improvised the following, which was inspired by a time-tested eggplant Parmesan recipe and a cheese-less savory tart that mom makes. Ingredients 1 large eggplant 1 bell pepper, diced 1 medium red onion,...

Easy Vegetarian Cottage Pie for a Hearty Dish

This is a quick and easy dish that captures the essence of the meat-based original. In our home it is often made on the weekend for a few days of quick suppers or portable lunches. Ingredients 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Large yellow onion, diced 2 Medium carrots, sliced...

Savory Vegetarian Pie

This savory vegetarian pie gets its heartiness from the mushrooms and its richness from the red wine and butter. It is guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest carnivores. Serve with a full-bodied red wine or your favorite stout. Serves 8 Ingredients: 7 medium-sized red potatoes 1 whole package Gimme...

Crockpot Lamb Stew Sticks to Your Ribs

This lamb stew recipe is designed to work in a crockpot, but can easily be modified by browning the lamb meat and onions if one wanted to use a stew pot. Ingredients 2 lbs lamb* shoulder, cut into 1″ cubes 4-5 large potatoes, blemishes removed but not all the...

Scullys’ Slow-Cook Veggie Chili

This winter favorite is a truly a labor of love. It was created by Rick and Sarah and is based on their respective family recipes. The recipe is quite flexible, and despite the name it can be ready in just under two hours. Though slow-cooking enhances the flavor and...

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