Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions; words

Are you looking for recipes for Thanksgiving? Mashed potatoes are always a hit, but why not make them a little more interesting this year? The caramelized onions add a bit of sweet and the horseradish adds a bit of hot, making these a great accompaniment to roast meats… Like maybe a Roast Turkey, with or … Continue reading…

Easy Chard Gratin; meeting more of the family

I originally made this gratin with spinach – frozen spinach, actually.  I always keep a bag of frozen spinach in the freezer and this is a perfect quick vegetable dish when the fridge is empty. Then I branched out… and discovered it works with any vegetable.  Or, at least it works with all the ones … Continue reading…

French Potato Salad

We did something today that we haven't done in ages…. Or ever, actually. We forced the puppies into the back of the car and went on an outing. They haven't been in the car since they were spayed last fall…. We want to go visit our friend in Spain, and the puppies get to visit … Continue reading…

Rhubarb Yogurt Parfait

Rhubarb sauce is simple: rhubarb and sugar. I like tart; if you prefer sweet add a bit more sugar.  The sauce will keep about a week in the fridge so double or triple the recipe if you like.   And for a bit more indulgence… Try it with vanilla ice cream. Rhubarb Yogurt Parfait Preparation … Continue reading…

Lamb, Pasta, Risotto, Shepherd’s Pie…. the leftovers

One of the problems – or benefits, of being only two is when one makes a leg of lamb for Easter dinner there are going to be leftovers. Depending on the size of the leg there could be a lot of leftovers. We like leftovers of all flavors, but especially lamb. Accepting this, nay, embracing … Continue reading…

Roast Leg of Lamb, 4 ways

But first….. Those who know me and / or read this blog know I hate to clean. I discovered the most marvelous cleaning tool today:  mon mari’s air compressor. I’ve used it often in the past to blow out our computers. When you live with two large, active puppies it becomes necessary to take the … Continue reading…

Red Cabbage Redux; the update

Busy day, chez nous. Now that the taping and sanding and taping some more and sanding some more is done…. And the hoovering and dusting and hoovering some more and dusting some more is done…. It was time to hang wall paper. First, of course, we had a minor crisis.  Mon mari is in charge … Continue reading…