Recipes

Thai Massaman Curry with Beef and Potatoes

Thai Massaman Curry with Beef and Potatoes

  This one-pot Thai Massaman curry with beef and potatoes has a gorgeous golden color and mellow flavor. It’s also incredibly easy to make in the Dutch oven.   You simply layer the ingredients into the Dutch oven, cover and bake. With amazingly little effort […]

Cranberry Sauce with Apples 

Cranberry Sauce with Apples 

  This is the easiest recipe for cranberry sauce ever, with only two ingredients – three if you make the version with apples. Both are delicious!   Our side dishes for Thanksgiving and other holiday dinners tend to be mostly traditional, and less sweet than […]

Sparkling Meyer Lemon Mocktail

Sparkling Meyer Lemon Mocktail

  This sparkling Meyer lemon mocktail is a refreshing twist on lemonade prepared as a gentle sunrise drink. It’s mildly sweet from simple syrup in both the lemonade and the grenadine. Garnish with pomegranate seeds for a festive pop of red to echo the rosy […]

Easy Apple Chutney

Easy Apple Chutney

Serve chutney with any Indian curry for a mild sweetness to balance the savory spices. This recipe for Easy Apple Chutney is so simple, yet so flavorful! I usually just simmer up a batch while I’m working on the curry.    See this curry served […]

Plum-Oatmeal Crumble Bars

Plum-Oatmeal Crumble Bars

These gluten-free, vegan plum-oatmeal crumble bars have a delicious oatmeal-almond crust and crumble topping. The slightly sweet, cinnamony crust makes a great flavor contrast with the tartness of the simple homemade plum jam filling.    And whether or not you offer them as a Christmas […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

This slow cooker chicken curry with sweet potatoes is a tasty and simple meal that also contains chickpeas, green peas, coconut milk and canned tomatoes. If you like your slow cooker for stir-and-forget dinners, you will love this easy Indian curry. And of course you […]

Apple Marzipan Tart with Almond Crust

Apple Marzipan Tart with Almond Crust

This apple-marzipan tart with almond crust is a delicious and beautiful way to enjoy Fall apples. And, it’s simpler than it looks because you make the almond flour crust and creamy almond paste layers in the food processor. I arrange the pretty apple topping a […]

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

This Dutch oven beef barley pumpkin stew has tender beef, warming barley and perfectly-cooked vegetables, ready to spoon into bowls and devour. It’s my perfect kind of meal: mix all the ingredients together, cover, and forget in the oven for 7 hours.  And we love […]

Spaghetti Squash Greek Pastitsio – Gluten and Dairy Free

Spaghetti Squash Greek Pastitsio – Gluten and Dairy Free

Greek pastitsio is a relative of lasagna – spiced, layered and creamy. This spaghetti squash Greek pastitsio’s white, creamy béchamel-like sauce gives a beautiful contrast with the tomato-y red and cinnamon in the meat filling. Spaghetti squash strands form the the gluten-free base and another […]

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Feta – GF and Vegan

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Feta – GF and Vegan

For this heirloom tomato salad with capers and feta, start with flavorful tomatoes bursting with ripeness. Then, enhance them by a dressing with tart balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs and capers. Garnish with feta cheese for a beautiful and flavorful side with almost no prep.  This […]