Chicken Sate Wraps

Every experienced cook has several tricks up his/her sleeve, and one of my shortcuts is to buy a rotisserie chicken (dirt cheap at Costco for a huge bird!), and then use the meat as a base of several dishes. Usually it ends up as a part of a soup or pasta dish, so when I […]

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Here’s another one of those super-quick, want dinner in a hurry, but it’s cold outside so it needs to warm me up kind of meals. Uses pantry staples that you probably already have on hand. I like to whip this up when I have extra Snowville Creamery heavy cream that needs to be used before […]

Event: 2011 North Market Apron Gala

Sad to say, I wasn’t able to make it to the Apron Gala this past year. I held an unrealistic hope that I’d be well enough to attend, but that would have depended on me getting off a ventilator, getting my trach removed, and being able to hold myself upright in a matter of 2 […]

December 2010 Roundup

This roundup will be a short one, because this was the month I started getting sick..enjoy the few links I managed to salvage – some of these recipes I would love to make ASAP, especially the Pork Belly… In savory recipes, Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Braised Lentils from 3 Hungry Tummies, Baked Zucchini Risotto […]

Tony’s Deviled Eggs

I moved to Ohio from New Jersey in 1995, but part of me will always consider Jersey home – the whole South Jersey area holds so many memories, and it’s sad to see the landscape change (for the worse, with lots of big box stores replacing Mom & Pop indies) – I used to go […]

Oma's Potato Salad

I love my sister Maurya’s potato salad (more about that in an upcoming entry) – really, I do. So much so that I will make her recipe 80% of the time we’re having it. However, there’s something about Thurn’s garlic knockers that call out for my Oma’s potato salad. It’s the simplest recipe ever, and […]

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

There are certain ingredients that tend to show up time and time again in my recipes while they are in season, and one of my favorite ingredients that we use in autumn and winter are apples. Made even better with local Golden Delicious apples (because I tend to cook more often with sweet rather than […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce 10/9/2010

Don’t know how I missed posting this one, but here’s another long lost post of the farmers market in October, 2010. This was right before I got sick, so unfortunately it was pretty much the last market I saw until mid-summer, 2011. Looking at this makes me inspired to make some cold weather dishes that […]

Sunday Gravy

I grew up in South Jersey, where everybody was Italian by extension (if you weren’t, you had at least one friend who was and whose parents would unofficially adopt you). My part of Jersey was all but invisible to anyone who lived north of Trenton, so the only time we’d attract the stereotype (see: any […]