Apple Pieke

Easy as a cake and as delicious as a pie, this apple pieke is one of my favorite apple desserts. I've tried many apple pie recipes through the years and though I have some I love, none of them can touch this recipe in terms of apple flavor, especially for the time invested. It is as easy as peeling apples, mixing a topping and letting it bake ....more

S'mores Cheesecake

Please forgive me for not sharing this recipe years ago. I wanted to, I really did, but the problem with a recipe this good is that I always make it to share, and therefore I never get a chance to photograph it before slicing it up. Or after, since there are rarely leftovers ....more

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

When I first moved to Minnesota I kept the Vermont plates on my car for a little while since I was a student and didn't consider myself "permanent" there. One thing I noticed with the out of state plates was that nearly every time I was doing something with my car - filling the tank, getting a car wash, getting the oil changed - someone would ask me about the winters in Vermont. They always wanted to know how bad they were ....more

Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

Happy Election Day! I love Election Day partly because I just love the feeling I get after I finish voting. It makes me feel so proud to live in this country and for the right we have to vote ....more

Potatoes O'Brien

This is my favorite potato dish. More than mashed or smashed or scalloped or baked or any other way to make potatoes, this simple little hash is my first choice. It is a mixture of perfectly tender, but not mushy, potatoes, sweet and soft bell peppers, delicious onions and just enough Worcestershire sauce to make you wonder what that great seasoning is over it all ....more

Sweet and Sour Joes with Sesame Ginger Slaw

There are so many reasons why I love these sweet and sour sloppy joes. First of all, I'm a fan of sloppy joes in general. Saucy meat on a freshly cut bun? ...more

Thursday Thoughts - Tongue Tie

Let's talk, guys. Let's talk about tongue tie. A little weird for a food blog, but hopefully not too weird ....more

Zucchini, Black Bean and Rice Skillet

This recipe says "summer" to me. It uses zucchini and bell pepper, it is fast and easy, it is cooked on the stovetop and not baked, it is light and healthy it's a perfect summer dish ....more

Salsa Salad

I don't know what it is about summer, but all my will to cook goes out the window. All that sun just makes me lazy. And it's only June! ...more

Mediterranean Chicken

Flying alone with a two month old across the country this past weekend has increased my faith in humanity. I have never run across such helpful, nice people when flying as I did this past weekend. People offered to lift my bags, guide me to my gate and watch my bags for me ....more