My New Favorite Veggie Casserole – Thanksgiving’s Coming!

UPDATE!  My friend Maribeth says she chopped up cooked chicken breast to add to the dish and made a main dish meal out of it.  She also added a sprinkling of dry ranch dressing to the mayonnaise before mixing up.  I’m making this again with chicken!  YUM!  (I can imagine chopped ham also making a … Read more

Butternut, Potato and Onion Crustless Quiche

I know, you know, I never met a Quiche I didn’t like.  So imagine my excitement when I saw this picture from Maureen at The Orgasmic Chef.  It is autumn in the United States and pumpkins and spice and all things nice are dancing in my head.  This includes butternut squash! Maureen begins her blog … Read more

Homemade Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

How often do you hear … “These are the best _______ (fill in the blank) you have ever made”?   Ever? I cook …  a lot.  My sous-chef dish-washing mom and The Chief  are very kind and complimentary of my cooking. But recently I received the “these are the best meatballs you have ever made” response followed by the appropriate … Read more

Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Spaghetti

Upon arriving home from a lengthy vacation this summer this casserole and fresh homemade bread awaited us! Our friends John and Maribeth came to the airport to collect my sous chef dish-washing mother, my Chief Traveling Buddy and I. That in itself was a lovely gesture on their part because we live about 1 1/2 … Read more

Homemade Apple Balsamic Vinaigrette on an Apple Walnut Salad

When spending time in England this summer The Chief and I noticed early on that something was missing from the crowds. Obesity.  Oh, we would see an occasional overweight person (probably a visiting tourist from the USA) but over-all people just seemed  thinner. If spending time with our friends was any indication we concluded it may … Read more