Greek Salad Dressing

You should know that I am incapable of resisting a salad.  This is almost entirely due to my dear, sweet mother’s BIG GREEN SALAD habit. I know a lot of women blanch at the thought of becoming their mother, but this is not a concern for me. My mom is a saint. She’s a nurse [Read On]

Fish Chowder made with Cod and Dill

You know why I never order chowder when I go out to eat? It’s because chowder is a food that I want to hunker over with my face just inches from the bowl sniffing it and generally behaving like a happy animal. Chowder is comfort food writ large for me and comfort food is meant [Read On]

Cucumber Scallion Salad {5 Minute Recipe}

With the notable exception of vegans, is there anyone out there who couldn’t possibly use a few more vegetables in their diet? I know my family could. This is most especially true of my potatoes-peas-and-the-occasional-carrot third child and my two youngest, the charter members of the anti-veg contingent. The two eldest eat everything that isn’t [Read On]

Irish Slammer Magic Chocolate Cake {Guinness, Bailey’s, and Jameson Custard Cake}

Guinness has a weird effect on people. Most folks are pretty opinionated about it.  I’m firmly in the ‘love it’ camp but I know a lot of people who are -if not in the ‘hate it’ camp- decidedly lukewarm about it. Most of those in the ‘hate it’ and ‘meh’ camps, though, can at least [Read On]

Caramelized Onion and Butter Mashed Potatoes

I remember hearing once that the über-chef Joël Robuchon believed the ideal ratio of potatoes to fat in mashed potatoes was 2-to-1 by weight. I also remember thinking it was nutty. Two pounds potatoes to one POUND of butter? Sure, Joël. Sure. …Then one day I was making mashed potatoes -as in, I had already [Read On]

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

If  want to make my dad happy, all I need to do is make him something with peanut butter in it. He puts peanut butter in his oatmeal, on his ice cream, in his smoothies, on his sandwiches, on dried apple slices, and just plain on a spoon. He likes peanut butter in savoury dishes, [Read On]

One Bite Cheesecake Stuffed Raspberries

My husband tells me that when he was a little boy, he loved to ‘eat fancy’. Fancy for him was little foods: individual bites. He would arrange cherry tomatoes on a plate, sit down with his plate of fancy cherry tomatoes and a salt shaker, and take tiny, thoughtful bites that were dusted with salt [Read On]

Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls

There are very few days where I don’t eat a salad of one sort or another. I eat small salads, big salads, side salads, and dinner salads made from just about anything that could possibly be found in a salad on one continent or another. I’m kind of a salad-a-holic. The truth is, though, that [Read On]