French Lentil Soup: Splendidly Simple and Most Satisfactory

French Lentil Soup: Splendidly Simple and Most Satisfactory

Finally, the perfect lentil soup recipe! As not actually usual for me, I made it as written so I will copy and paste it here with the title linked to the recipe on Epicurious.com that I used. …Well, okay, I made ONE change. The recipe…

A Wonderfully Fun Tribute to Julia  :)

A Wonderfully Fun Tribute to Julia :)

Click the link to see a wonderfully fun tribute to Julia Child.  🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80ZrUI7RNfI&sns=fb

Corn, Tomato, and Basil Chowder with Haddock

Corn, Tomato, and Basil Chowder with Haddock

There is absolutely nothing like being able to use multiple freshly picked or caught ingredients in a single dish. Nothing.  And not much better than such, either. For those of you reading who don’t know me personally, I am experiencing my first year of being…

Spam Haiku: In memory of a good friend

Spam Haiku: In memory of a good friend

I just learned that my friend Mark Yannone, whom I met years ago on an epilepsy message board, died last summer. We had last emailed in May 2009 and then, as  sometimes happened over the years, lost touch for a while.  I was just looking…

Guacamole – Sometimes simple is better

Guacamole – Sometimes simple is better

I adore avocados. I love the texture, the taste, and the color.  I am happy eating plain slices of avocado, but given my love of garlic, tomatoes, and onions, guacamole is a big favorite of mine. I have tried many different recipes over the years,…

Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon

Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon

I meant to post about this with current notes when Lori and I made this dish on December 30, 2009.  But, I didn’t. Here is a VERY brief rendition: I used regular bacon and now can’t remember what kind of wine.  BUT, it was really…

Classic Creamed Spinach – comfort without the cream!

Classic Creamed Spinach – comfort without the cream!

Finally I post again.  I have quite a backlog of posts but I had to get this up right away – it is a great way to enjoy spinach, even if you don’t like it very much.  And, for those of us who do like…

Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Easy Eggplant Parmesan (NO PHOTOS – Sorry!  I am really starting to want to get the cooking show going.  Hard to document when wanting to just cook.) I made eggplant parm a few other times and only in the past year or so, if memory…

I am so behind in posting – but soon…

I am so behind in posting – but soon…

Stuffed eggplant, corned beef, and a really great way to do a whole chicken!  Check back soon!

Italian Sausage with Fennel, Peppers, and Onions

Italian Sausage with Fennel, Peppers, and Onions

Here is another “wicked good” one!  I served this with the recently posted Mashed Potato Casserole and it was just an amazing combination of flavors, both within each recipe and among the two. Talk about comfort food with a complex flair! And, just a reminder…