December 28th, 2015

Sauteed Chicken with Fresh Plum Salsa

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The holidays are over, which means it's time for us to start watching what we eat a little more carefully. And this delicious Sauteed Chicken with Fresh Plum Salsa is the perfect way to make that transition into healthier eating, because it actually beautiful and flavorful enough to pass as a ... Read More

July 22nd, 2015

Roasted Garlic, Dill & Lemon Potatoes

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Potatoes are the one side dish I can always count on to satisfy everyone in my family. No one ever complains or refuses to eat them. So I'm always looking for new ways to serve them. And these Roasted Garlic, Dill & Lemon Potatoes were the perfect way to use all the dill I have in my garden ... Read More

March 8th, 2015

Dublin Coddle (Potato, Sausage and Bacon Hot Pot)

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I have this thing about corned beef. With the possible exception of a good Reuben sandwich, I just don't like it. So I'm always at a loss when it comes to serving a traditional Irish dinner. And then I discovered something called Dublin Coddle.Basically, it's a giant, delicious pot of potatoes, ... Read More

February 1st, 2015

Crispy English Potatoes with Pancetta

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I make a lot of roasted potato side dishes, like these Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes, because I know my family will devour them and I won't have any leftovers. But of all the roasted potato recipes I've tried, these Crispy Potatoes with Pancetta are my absolute favorite! I'm sure the pancetta ... Read More

January 28th, 2015

Winter Grapefruit Salad with Honey and Mint

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It's about this time of year that I really start to miss our weekly farmers' market. I especially miss the fruit, since there seems to be so little of it in season during the winter months. But one of my favorite winter fruits is the Florida grapefruit. Which makes it the perfect time of year to try ... Read More

November 10th, 2014

Sweet Potato Gratin

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I'm a huge fan of sweet potatoes, but the rest of my family doesn't generally care for them (crazy!).  Enter this Sweet Potato Gratin. My family devoured it and I didn't hear one complaint about the sweet potatoes.Except for my youngest, no one in my family even likes sweet potato fries. ... Read More

October 27th, 2014

Caramelized Onion Dip

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I love onions--unlike the rest of my family--so this Caramelized Onion Dip is right up my alley! I use onions in almost all of my savory dishes (don't tell my family--they rarely notice), and I'd be happy to eat caramelized onions straight from the pan.I first tried this dip at a friend's ... Read More

September 22nd, 2014

Sauteed Buttered Leeks (Market Monday)

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I love leeks! Which is no surprise, since I'm a huge fan of garlic and onions. They are such a wonderful addition to so many dishes. I especially like them in soups and salads. But I never suspected something as simple as Sauteed Buttered Leeks could be so delicious.I confess, I've never thought ... Read More

June 13th, 2014

Ultimate Crispy Baked Fries

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I'm always on a quest to make crispy, oven-baked fries, and I've finally discovered a recipe that I really love. Not only do these Ultimate Crispy Baked Fries come out nice and crisp, they are coated in a seasoning mix that really puts them over the top! They do take a little extra effort, but ... Read More

December 14th, 2013

Cranberry Swirl Bread

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Oh my heavens! This beautiful Cranberry Swirl Bread may be the best thing that ever happened to the humble cranberry. And I love all things cranberry, so that's really saying something!Unlike most cranberry breads, this is a yeast based loaf, which makes it incredibly hard to resist. I may ... Read More