Pumpkin Cookies, Two Ways

Where, oh where, did the summer go?  Fall is always so sneaky and manages to creep up and surprise you.  All of a sudden, you’re glad to be wearing your cozy winter jacket to bike to work in the 40-degree crispness of the morning, but on the…

“Holla” bread and it’s Garden Time!!

Eighty-degree weather has officially hit the Northeast, just in time for the Boston Marathon participants to melt into the asphalt during their long slog. As much as I pitied the sloggers, I’m loving the spring flowers and toasty sunshine. Especially since this: means I can get started…

Pear, Fig, and Ginger Bread Pudding with Whiskey Whipped Cream

Wow – that’s quite a mouthful!  I promise you, though…this is tasty.  Most of my “creations” come about because I need to make something for a potluck, but don’t have time to run to the store.  Bread pudding is always an excellent…

Double Ginger Cookies

Potlucks, dinners, and weekends away are the perfect time to make those desserts that you wouldn’t normally make just for yourself to gorge on, but are seriously craving. If I were to make these cookies for myself, they would disappear in an obscenely short amount of time (and…

Carrot Slaw

It’s getting to be nice and toasty outside (my cashier in the grocery store today was astonished to see a mosquito land on her!), so my thoughts are turning towards cold, refreshing dishes as opposed to the comfort food that I craved not so long ago.  No more…

These muffins + your pantry = Deliciousness!!

Well, it’s been a while, but it’s time for me to get back into blog-land again!  Armed with a new camera (nothing fancy, but it should do the trick) and a mind that never seems to stop thinking about FOOD, I’ll be documenting…

Stuffed Eggplant Rolls

I’ve been on somewhat of a health kick lately – no processed food, not too much chocolate or drinking during the week.  After all, garbage in is garbage out and since I’ve been really getting back into triathlon training these past couple of weeks, I need…

Buckwheat Pancakes

Breakfast is, by far, my favorite meal.  Nothing beats a fluffy Dutch baby that rises to impossible heights in the oven, or a plate of sunny-side up eggs with biscuits and bacon (this one is absolutely necessary after an indulgent night involving a few too many glasses of Rioja…

Dates with Ricotta

I’ve found a new favorite snack.   Dates filled with ricotta both  satisfy my sweet tooth and fill me up (which is no easy task).  I first came across this idea at a cheesemaking workshop that I went to last year (http://www.cheesemaking.com/ cheesemakingworkshops.html), when we…

Lentil Stew

Lentil stew is one of my favorite winter meals.  It’s fast, nutritious, flexible, and comforting on a cold winter night.  It can also be made with local ingredients if you feel so inclined, since the vegetables included are all root vegetables that can be found at a winter…