Fall Greens Pear Pecan Caesar Salad Begins with a Knockout Dressing

Fall Greens Pear Pecan Caesar Salad Begins with the Dressing

Fall Greens Pear Pecan Caesar Salad – Bright, Creamy, Delicious

A mid-summer visit from “Pie,” a dear friend originally from New Orleans, of course involved food. The menu included a Caesar Salad. With her first bite, Pie declared the Caesar Salad the best ever. With her vote of confidence, I’ve since made the dressing Continue reading

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad – Clean, Crisp, Fresh, Herbal and Bright

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad – Clean, Crisp, Fresh, Herbal and Bright Mediterranean Green Bean Salad with Sweet Pepper, Fresh Herbs, Toasted Hazelnuts, Kalamata Olives & Goat Cheese

One of the advantages of teaching a cooking class or having friends for dinner, I’m driven to perfect unfamiliar recipes. So, there I was with a Mediterranean Green Bean Salad on the upcoming class menu, and only had a recipe to try from the cookbook of a famous chef Continue reading

Butter Roasted Vidalia Onions – What a Revelation ♥ ♥ ♥

Butter Roasted Vidalia Onions Butter Roasted Vidalia Onions – Rich, Sweet, Savory, Mild, Complex, Silken & Fragrant All At the Same Time

Until last Friday, I’d never tasted a Vidalia onion, or even a “sweet” onion. I had heard and thought that sweet onions (including Walla Walla, Maui and Vidalia) were for eating raw rather than for cooking. Not being a fan of raw onions, there was never a reason to buy a sweet onion. Continue reading

Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh from Michael Solomonov

Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh from Michael Solomonov Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh
– Incredibly Sweet, Tender and Simply Delicious

An almost effortless recipe for amazing sweet potatoes. And such a contrast from the hot oven method we’ve all used to roast sweet potatoes all our lives.  Eye opening actually, the way long, slow roasting at 275 degrees enhances both the sweetness and texture Continue reading

Beet Cabbage Borscht One of the World’s Great Soups – Hearty, Sophisticated, Satisfying

Beet Cabbage Borscht – One of the World’s Great Soups Thick and Nurturing Vegetarian Beet Cabbage Borscht –
The Borscht of My Memories

Made hearty and sophisticated with vegetables turned a brilliant violet from the beets, and creamy, rich from sour cream, Beet Cabbage Borscht (bôrSHt) is one of the world’s great soups. Deeply flavored and satisfying vegetarian Beet Cabbage Borscht Continue reading

Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup – A True Classic

Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup Our Favorite Winter Soup – Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup

Naturally Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup may become your go-to soup this winter and for many winters to come. Relatively quick cooking large limas (1 hour pre-soak and 1 hour cooking time) make a deeply nurturing, rich and flavorful broth.

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Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup Tames the Cold

Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Cream

With an Arctic blast of cold air bringing subzero temperatures at night and daytime “highs” from 2 to 7 degrees, what’s a person to do to tame the cold? Make soup, of course. A warming, earthy, spicy and aromatic soup. A satisfying soup made from Continue reading