Butternut Squash Galette

Galette: Essentially a pie made with no pie dish, can be savory or sweet. As usual I won’t write much, because the recipe is the most important part, but I will say I’m so glad I had to think hard on a vegetarian dinner recently for a few out of town friends that came for…

Soft Rolls

In my opinion, dinner rolls are one of the most important parts of any big meal, especially Thanksgiving. My reasoning for this, is not only will they be eaten at dinner and used to sop up all the delicious gravy, cranberries, and other sauces left on the plate, but I will be making Thanksgiving leftover…

Pumpkin Chili

As promised, here is my almost famous pumkin chili recipe. Last fall one of my younger sisters asked me to make pumpkin curry, in a pumpkin. She wanted to eat it, but not to make it. She ended up having to cancel coming over to cook it with me and I decided that trying to…

Apricot BBQ Sauce on Boneless Ribs

This has been the summer of apricots. We have gotten dozens of the tart little fruit through our CSA this summer and they have been delicious in danishes, yogurt parfaits, as their own for a snack, but I wanted to do something different with them. So this past week when I remembered I had country…

Moo Shu Pork Stir Fry

Recently I signed up for a CSA, community supported agriculture, so for the next fifteen weeks I get to pick up a box of farm fresh produce. Not only do I want to use this to bring more variety to my fruit and veggie options, but I want to use it to inspire my meal…

Falafel Sandwich

Throughout the week I like to keep some vegetarian and vegan meals on the menu. My family has a history of high cholesterol and it never hurts to have more vegetables. Falafel has been one of our favorite go to vegetarian recipes, and this time I decided to go fully vegan with the meal, and…

Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is a standard American comfort food, add a little soup on the side and you have the perfect rainy day meal. Through the years I have started to spice up our grilled cheese sandwiches. Tomato orzo soup is still our go to soup to pair with a toasty sandwich, but the sandwich contents…

Taco Salad

Taco salad is one of our favorite easy meals. I love to pack it up into individual containers and have a healthy and quick lunch throughout the week. I keep the dressing in a separate squeeze bottle so everything stays crunchy and fresh. The toppings vary based on what I’m in the mood for that…

Beef Ragu over Pasta

Beef ragu has become one of our favorite meals. It’s warm, comforting, filling, low maintenance, and can feed an army (which I often have in my home). I prefer to serve my beef ragu over pasta with parsley and parmesan, though I’m not picky about the type of pasta as long as it holds the…

Cheddar Pumpin Ale Soup

Unfortunately it’s still winter, so it’s pretty cold and dreary…in good news, it’s still soup season! This soup  was inspired by a cheddar ale soup I had at a California Food and Wine Festival last year. When I decided to remake it I thought “why not add pumpkin ale?”. Let’s be honest everything in the…