A Soup for Any Sausage

A Soup for Any Sausage

Do you like hearty soups that are easy to make? Me too, and I came across a great recipe via a Facebook cooking group the other day that I just had to try. I will admit that part of the appeal was that the recipe,…

Pork and Summer Squash Casserole over Rice: Family Size or For a Crowd

Pork and Summer Squash Casserole over Rice: Family Size or For a Crowd

Background: The Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Wakefield MA offers a Community Dinner each month from September to June in partnership with Wakefield’s Horizon House Clubhouse. Horizon House provides their kitchen and dining room, and we provide the food, either via cooking or catering. I love…

Want the Perfect Ham? Just Think Slow and Low

Want the Perfect Ham? Just Think Slow and Low

Finally! A totally foolproof way to produce the perfect ham, It is all about cooking it slow and low. I had saved a 5.5 lb bone-in smoked ham that I purchased last spring from Lilac Hedge Farm and decided that it would make a great…

Not Your Ordinary Breakfast Sausage Sandwich

Not Your Ordinary Breakfast Sausage Sandwich

THIS is a sausage sandwich to die for. Start with pasture-raised and/or artisan quality pork, eggs, bread, and cheese.  Use the recipe below (or create your own seasoning mix) to make the sausage patties.  Then make a few batches of patties to pop in the…

A Ham Like No Other – Locally raised is the best!

A Ham Like No Other – Locally raised is the best!

I have re-discovered locally raised pasture-fed beef, pork, and poultry, thanks to going to the Winchester Winter Farmers Market at Mahoney’s  for the past several weeks.  I am so glad our friends at John Crow Farm of Groton, MA are there – I sure have…

No-Fuss Alfredo Sauce, Brussels Sprouts, and Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts – Who would have thought?

No-Fuss Alfredo Sauce, Brussels Sprouts, and Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts – Who would have thought?

First let me thank Fior D’Italia (The Pasta Man) for the most wonderful ravioli that inspired an amazing meal! For a change, I’ll start off with a picture of the plated meal, albeit taken after one ravioli had already been had eaten. And here is…

Apple Ginger Pork Chops

Apple Ginger Pork Chops

It was early on a Sunday afternoon and I was hungry, with no patience to wait for an evening meal.  And, with the weather not cooperating for Steve for anything sailing, I decided to do an abbreviated version of a Sunday Dinner – less complicated,…

Pork, Sweet Potato, and Cabbage Casserole on Soba Noodles

Pork, Sweet Potato, and Cabbage Casserole on Soba Noodles

I have not posted for ages, but I was determined to document this concoction since it is  an experiment that worked.  🙂   Yes, I did start with a recipe, but I  adapted it so as to use up a few leftovers from my New…

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham – Comfort Food!

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham – Comfort Food!

THIS is comfort food.  If you are vegetarian, see the end of the post for how to adapt this recipe without losing out on all the flavors.  Although, I think this came out so very wonderfully because I used ham from the amazing ham I…

My New Favorite Ham Recipe

My New Favorite Ham Recipe

Easter is one of the holidays that I host for my family and I have the menu down pat…At least, I thought I did!  Not that anyone has complained, but there will definitely be a few changes to the menu this next Easter! For one…