Recipes

Spanish Seafood Paella

Spanish Seafood Paella

For good reason, paella is a summer favorite in Spain, it’s the season that walks hand-in-hand with fresh fish and seafood.  There are a kazillion recipes online for paella so this one is really a combination of many.  Traditional paella dishes typically consist of chicken, […]

Authentic Bolognese Sauce

Authentic Bolognese Sauce

Like many pasta sauces there are many that are native to a particular region, such as Bolognese, a traditional Italian sauce originating in Bologna, Italy.  The meat is the focal point along with a variety of other ingredients such as onions, celery, carrots, tomatoes, olive […]

Chipotle Chicken Burrito

Chipotle Chicken Burrito

I came upon the concept of this recipe while on vacation in Montana recently.  It was one of those kind of Sundays when once you shower, you climb back into your comfy clothes and just hang out all day, which is exactly what I did. […]

Creamy Tarragon Chicken

Creamy Tarragon Chicken

You don’t have to be a foodie to worship French food, you just have to enjoy one bite and you’ll be as hooked as I am.  Tonight’s meal was so delicious it had me fantasizing I was in Provence being served by my deliciously handsome […]

Beef and Butternut Squash Tagine

Beef and Butternut Squash Tagine

Hello my friends, here it is already the second month of 2017 and I’m sharing a recipe for the first time in eight months.  Yikes!  Now that was a painful admission.  But now that I’ve confessed my sins, let’s get on to more important things, […]

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse

Many people have traditional holiday dishes they prepare year after year with no thought of deviation.  I don’t fall into that group of people because;  A) I’m not traditional and B) every holiday throughout the year is an opportunity to try something new and Christmas […]

No Knead Fougasse

No Knead Fougasse

[shareprints gallery_id=”4992″ gallery_type=”masonry” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”large” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]In French cuisine, Fougasse is a type of bread typically associated with the Provençe region but also found in other areas of France.  Fougasse is the French word for focaccia, a […]

Sausage Soup

Sausage Soup

[shareprints gallery_id=”4984″ gallery_type=”masonry” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”medium” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]It’s been an unusually warm December, who’s complaining, right?  Thank you El Niño, us Minnesotan’s are enjoying your wave of warmth!  But while the milder-than-usual winter weather is anathema to skiers […]

Kicked Up Shrimp

Kicked Up Shrimp

In an effort do eat-down the stockpile of food in my pantry, I whipped together this shrimp dish that has so many possibilities!  Let’s get to it…

Vintage Cookbooks

Vintage Cookbooks

I’ve been in the process of cleaning out closets lately as I make room for my daughter, her hub and children who will be moving in with me while their new home is being built.  The panic of chaos I’m about to undergo prompted the urge organize before Lynn […]