Pork Curry with Potato, Pepper and Apple

This Pork Curry with Potato, Pepper and Apple satisfied my need for a warm dish on a cold night. Cooking for one has its challenges–especially if you like to cook! I never want to make anything that has too many leftovers. I like them once for lunch but then I want to cook something new […]

Easy Sausage, Potato and Cabbage Soup

It’s gotten chilly here and my eldest was feeling poorly. She was staying here earlier this week while some work was done at her apartment and asked if I’d make some vegetable soup one evening. I made a version of chicken soup with rice, skipping the chicken and adding some sliced zucchini because I have […]

Bread Soup aka Ribollita

This bread soup aka ribollita is packed with flavor and is a great way to use up stale bread or leftover stuffing or dressing. The recipe comes from Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal, one of my favorite books to read from and cook from!  I used canned cannelini beans but you could use chickpeas or […]

Gingerbread for a Gingerbread House

We just had our 21st annual gingerbread house decorating party.  Some people bring the kits you can buy for around $10 and those work great. It’s amazing how different the houses turn out with each person’s individual decorating ideas.  But some of us like to build houses from scratch. And they’re not always actually houses. […]

Simple Beef Stew

I picked up a package of stew meat from Costco a while back and shared half with my daughter. Then I split my portion and froze them in 1 pound portions so I could make smaller batches of stew.  Last night was the night! I debated about several different beef stews I’ve made before.  Jacques […]