Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

I am going to go right ahead and pat myself on the back: I’ve outdone myself.  Yesterday was a typical March day in New England. (Freezing rain, driving wind, general malaise.) To lift the spirits, I set up my crock-pot with some pulled pork for dinner. Then I decided to eat dessert first, and turned…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Dear readers, I’m not sure what happened, but it seems this sweet recipe from February got lost in the crowd and never posted. I just came across it in my drafts folder. So, without further ado, here is a belated recipe for vanilla bean cupcakes, from scratch: Well, it was someone’s birthday yesterday (okay, it…

Poached Eggs

It’s a rare thing that human beings can be neatly divvied up into two categories. But occasionally, situations arise where you either ARE, or you AREN’T. Runny eggs are just such a situation.

Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

While my palate has evolved to the point one might consider “adventurous”, I still suffer from insecurity as a cook. There are certain kitchen tasks that have intimidated me, and that I’ve avoided at all costs. But no longer.

Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes

I’m back! The honeymoon in Vermont was wonderful and involved much culinary delight. Phil and I usually camp when we vacation, so a resort and spa experience was a fabulous change of pace. But it turns out that rest and relaxation can sometimes come at a heavy price…i.e. the numbers on the bathroom scale.

Apple Muffins

As you can see by Summer’s recent bridal shower update, it’s been a busy week for me. And I have a backlog of recipes to post!

This post is about sex. And food.

On a recent night, after I’d spent the day being rather hormonally-heinous to my husband-to-be, we were winding down the evening with a glass of wine on the couch, and he said “I love you.”

Tomato and Mozzarella Eggs

I’m pretty particular when it comes to breakfast. I believe that everyone should eat it, every single day. And if you don’t eat the right stuff, you’re setting yourself up for a day of low energy and snack attacks. So make it a priority to eat a good breakfast every single day.

Simple Salsa

Sometimes, it’s really, really simple. This salsa recipe comes to you from my uncle Paul, who farms the 160 acre Foggy Meadow Farm in Benson, VT. I’m pretty sure he won’t mind me sharing this with you.

Spicy Pumpkin Cornbread

I’m going to come right out and say it: this one might be more for the sophisticated palate. Not for the red-meat-and-white-potatoes set. But anyone who likes their food to be hot, hot, hot will appreciate this recipe.

Oh, a bushel and a peck..

It’s autumn, and you’re an overzealous New Englander. Sure, you can buy apples at the store a half mile down the street, but you’ve decided to drive an hour north and pay five times on the dollar for apples you have to pick yourself. Because it’s fun! It’s festive! And now you have a bushel…

Eggplant and Tomato Ziti with Mozzarella and Mint Garnish

It doesn’t happen often, but this past weekend my sister and I had the opportunity to cook dinner together in my kitchen. She’s visiting home for the weekend, and acting as Matron of Honor extraordinaire for me. She suggested a recipe she’s previously posted on her Fusion. Here is what we whipped up together:

Lobstah Dinnah.

If you don’t have shellfish allergies and you’re not too squeamish about dispatching your dinner before you eat it, I recommend treating yourself to a lobster dinner this weekend.

Easy Chicken Parmesan

Another foot of snow is barreling towards us, and I once again retreat to my kitchen and my comfort food. Here is a quick and easy chicken parmesan recipe if you’re looking for a satisfying crowd pleaser. (I apologize for the horrible quality of these photographs, but it was a dark and gloomy night, and…