Thai Beef and Basil

Thai Beef and Basil – a recipe given to me by Victoria, that I …. tweaked…. a little.  Really yummy.  Plus, I got to use my new fancy cutter – essentially a cutter that spiral slices, or cuts long noodle cuts – paid $40 for it – and it’s gonna be worth it!  Here is […]

Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Made this tonight – a nice cold late fall day – fire going, perfect comfort food  night.  Had some chicken thighs in the freezer – and looked for recipes.  Came across this one on  Followed it pretty much to the letter – although I cooked the thighs in a 1.5 qt Le Creuset braiser […]

Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup

Ok, I have been TERRIBLE about posting new recipes for the last year – new job, bunch of life going on – what can I say.  But we are getting into cooking season – and this year I am going to be focusing on more healthy recipes. Simply awesome! So, today was the first really […]

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas with Warm Chili Corn

This was a totally easy, and REALLY tasty vegetarian midweek entree.  Total prep time was about 20 minutes, plus another 15 to cook.  Very simple to make, but amazingly good.  Here it is: Ingredients:1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes3 tsp chili powder1 lg onion, chopped3 tbs light olive oilsalt and pepper to taste1 15.5 […]

Potato Leek Soup, with Pan Roasted Garlic, Wine, and Bacon

Potato Leek Soup, with Pan Roasted Garlic, Wine, and Bacon So Lynne and I went to a totally cool winter Farmers Market, at the old Velvet Mill in Stonington, Connecticut. ( I HIGHLY recommend this if you live here – everything from fresh local meat, eggs, produce, sauces, jellies, jams, artwork….. a nice way to […]

Thai lime chicken soup

Just made this again tonight – was really good!  I made a few changes to the following recipe: I used baby bok choy instead of spinach.  I chopped the leaves, and added to the broth, and I pre roasted the stems, after quartering them.  I also added a can of coconut milk to it…..  I […]

Post Thanksgiving Turkey and Rice Soup….. a no brainer!

Ok, two days after Thanksgiving and you are sick of looking at the bird and the leftovers.  Hopefully you haven’t tossed the bones, because that is truly nectar on the hoof… well claw….  Assuming you are like me, and save EVERY chicken carcass, turkey carcass, ham bone and lobster shell to make stock out of, […]