Easy Cassoulet: a streamlined version of the classic French peasant stew.
If you are familiar with traditional cassoulet, you know that it doesn’t necessarily look like the dish I have posted above. Yes, I know it is usually made with big pieces of duck and whole sausages. Yes, I know that it is usually packed with beans. Yes, I know that it takes a whole day or longer to make. Yes, yes, yes, I know. This is the “one hour” version and it is still delicious and I am sticking with it. Continue reading →
Do you add dill to your chicken soup? I first saw it done when I was researching Chicken Noodle Soup as a Jewish grandmother’s cure for illness. So many of those recipes had dill that I had to try it. Now, it’s a required ingredient in my kitchen. Boy! Does it ever ramp up the flavor of what might be considered a “ho-hum” soup. Continue reading →
Winter has become an unwanted guest who will not get the hint that it is time to leave. While I want to be eating salads and even ice cream, I am coerced into eating soups and casseroles because I am just so dang cold. Yes, I do live in Florida, and yes, I am a wimp. Continue reading →
Before it gets too sweet this Halloween week, I thought I’d share a few savory dishes. I have the hardest time on trick or treat night getting my children to calm down enough to eat a real meal. What do you usually serve those anxious goblins whose minds are fixated on their impending sugar booty? Continue reading →
I am so excited to be participating in a party this week; and not just any party….a Bell Pepper Party! Our sponsor, Divemax has provided some amazing giveaways for you as well. The growers of Divemex specialize in greenhouse grown peppers in state of the art facilities that facilitate the production of the highest quality peppers in some of the safest facilities anywhere. But most importantly, as a Fair Trade Certified company, they have an unwavering commitment to social responsibility that puts workers first. Today’s giveaway is a Le Creuset 3 1/2 quart braiser! Continue reading →
Are you one of the many gardeners with an over abundance of zucchini? Are you sick and tired of zucchini bread and cake? Are you looking for a different way to serve that plentiful vegetable? Or are you like me; gardenless and wanting to simply enjoy this summer squash while it is in season? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this recipe is for you! Continue reading →