• 2013 Recommended Book List

    Some of my favorite food and cooking books from 2013.
  • Lemon Pesto Turkey Pasta

    Bowtie pasta tossed with lemon zest, basil pesto, and leftover turkey, carbonara style
  • Mom’s Turkey Soup

    Classic turkey soup recipe. Every Thanksgiving my mother takes what's left of the turkey carcass and makes a delicious turkey soup that we enjoy for days.
  • Green Beans with Tomatoes and Bacon

    Slow cooked fresh green beans with tomatoes, bacon, and onions
  • Turkey Noodle Casserole

    Turkey noodle casserole with egg noodles, leftover turkey, shallots, celery, and a white sauce with Gruyere, mustard, and tarragon.
  • Jeweled Carrot Salad with Apple and Pomegranate

    Shredded carrot salad with apples, pomegranate seeds, raisins, craisins, mayo, lime juice, and honey.
  • How to Cut and De-Seed a Pomegranate

    How to cut open and de-seed a pomegranate. Step-by-step instructions with photographs.
  • Brussels Sprouts Gratin

    Brussels sprouts blanched and baked in a cheesy white sauce with pancetta and gruyere.
  • Broccoli Apple Soup

    Creamy broccoli soup with apples and NO cream!
  • Cranberry Upside Down Cake

    Cranberry upside down cake with caramel cranberry topping and orange zest speckled sour cream cake.
  • Easiest Ever Garlic Bread

    Pressed for time? Don't have an oven? Want just a slice or two of garlic bread? Here's a quick and easy way to make garlic bread.
  • Sopa Seca de Fideo with Tomatillos

    Tomatillo salsa verde version of sopa seca de fideo, thin noodles cooked in broth and salsa, garnished with chorizo and goat cheese.
  • Italian Egg Drop Soup, Stracciatella

    Light nourishing Italian soup with chicken stock, egg, Parmesan, and ribbons of spinach.
  • Pumpkin Waffles

    Hearty pumpkin waffles made with pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spices, flour, egg, and buttermilk.
  • White Bean Soup with Ham, Pumpkin, and Chard

    Hearty fall and winter soup with pumpkin, white beans, a ham hock, tomato, and chard.
  • City of Hope and Superfoods

    A discussion of City of Hope's Research on Cancer Fighting Superfoods
  • Cauliflower “Couscous”

    Gluten-free, vegan, mock couscous made with steamed ground cauliflower, apples, nuts, and other mix-ins.
  • Rabbit Braised in Belgian Ale

    Rabbit, seared and braised with onions, celery root, and Belgian ale.
  • Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Sausage and Kale

    Baked spaghetti squash tossed with sautéed onions, kale, sausage, and Parmesan cheese.
  • New England Apple Cheddar Galette

    Rustic apple tart, New England style with cheddar cheese!
  • No Fail, Sour Cream Pastry Crust

    Easy, no machine required, buttery, flakey pie crust and pastry crust recipe.
  • Sweet Potato Jack-o-Lanterns with Cinnamon Sugar

    Slices of sweet potato, cut into jack-o-lantern shapes, baked, dipped in butter, and dredged in cinnamon sugar.
  • Endive Salad with Walnuts, Pears, and Gorgonzola

    Crisp fall salad with sliced endive, walnuts, chopped pear, and blue cheese.
  • Chicken Peanut Curry

    West African inspired chicken peanut curry, with lime, coriander seed, onion, cilantro, mint, ginger, chili, peanuts, and chicken.
  • Duck, Duck, Goose – Hank Shaw

    Book review of Duck, Duck, Goose by author Hank Shaw
  • Classic Meatloaf

    Traditional meatloaf recipe with the delicious twist of using Italian pork sausage in addition to ground beef. Also includes onion, celery, garlic, egg, parsley, and bread crumbs.