Butternut Squash Soup

It is getting to be that time of year. When the nights are starting to get cooler and you can smell the wood burning  from the fireplaces in the air. Thoughts turn to comfort food and soup being at the top of the list. This is a favorite.

              1  butternut squash, peeled and […]

Spreads and Dipping Oils

This is my take on those spreads and dips you get in a restaurant with that great crunchy bread. And always, always, everyone says “I could make a meal out of this with a little salad.” Well, I don’t know if you can make a meal out of the following recipes, but they make […]

Escarole and White Bean Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This a quick and easy soup and so delicious. As a matter of fact,  this is one of Debbie’s favorites.

Olive oil

3 cloves of garlic, sliced thin                                              

1 onion chopped                                                                                                            

1 15oz. can small white beans

1lb. bunch escarole (this sounds like alot […]

How about a party on a budget!

Fight the doldrums of February. Have a party! You don’t have to spend a lot; some appetizers, beer and wine ( and if they are your friends, ask them to bring their favorite beer or wine) and an inexpensive buffet dinner.

  

Appetizers                                                                         

That old favorite, pigs in the blanket. At Christmas, I served […]

French Onion Soup

Believe it or not but my kids loved French Onion soup from the time they were about 10 years old. Maybe it was just the little oven proof ceramic crocks with the handle that they liked. Here is a delicious recipes sure everyone will like.

  Note: I left out the wine and sherry when I […]

Creating a Perfect Cheese Plate

                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Vary your cheeses, from creamy soft to hard and from cow to goat to sheep’s milk.  Arrange from 3 to 5 cheeses on a pretty plate and plan on 4 to 6 ounces per person.  Set out and arrange cheese 1 hour or more before serving. The Brie should be weeping, […]