Springtime Vegetables – How about Fava Beans Clarise?

Fava beans are in season now.  The are also called broad beans or pigeon beans and belong to the pea family with cultivation dating back 5000 years. Fava beans are low in fat cholesterol and sodium, a good source of  fiber , protein, phosphorus, copper, mangenese. Also, they are a very good source of folate, potassium, […]

Acorn Squash

Tonight for dinner,  I had a couple of acorn squashes that I had bought about a week ago. My family for the most part, is not overly fond of acorn squash, so I keep trying to make it more interesting. Because afterall, the fall is squash season. Well, I cut them in half lengthwise […]

Not just any Apple Pie

French Apple Pie Pastry for 2-crust pie                                                                                                                                   

Cream Filling

1/3 c. sugar 2 Tbsp.  all purpose flour 1 c. whole milk 3 egg yolks 1 Tbsp. butter, unsalted                    1/2 tsp. vanilla 2 lbs. Granny Smith apples 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp. sugar Dash of nutmeg, freshly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Vinegar

My sister Priscilla called me tonight and asked me if  I had a different recipe for beets and this is what I told her. She also is the one that suggested you cook all your beets so that you will have some left over for a salad.

I never really liked beets until I had it […]

Recipes with Herbs from your garden (Sage)

I grow my herbs in pots outside of  my back door, by my kitchen. Judy Sage

Although there are about 100 species of sage commercially available in the united States, the one that makes it into the kitchen is probably Salvia Officinalis, a shrubby plant native to the Mediterranean. Growing to almost 2 […]