Tender Pork Loin and Tomato Couscous

My husband's plate.

It was a last minute decision to stay in for dinner, and therefore to skip the grocery store. I had the double challenge of coming up with something quick, requiring little effort, whilst having the ingredients on hand.. that would make for a nice Sunday night. I managed surprisingly well. Sorry, not gonna be the […]

Nothing but bookmarks!

Awhile back, some friends of mine asked me to export my bookmarks to them.  Forgot I had done this until my friend Erika found them again today.  My list has grown substantially since this one was created! DISCLAIMER: I do not necessarily agree with, approve, or endorse the contents of each website listed here. Many […]

Leftover Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie Ready to Eat

Looking for something different to do with all that leftover turkey?  Try a Turkey Pot Pie! Ingredients 1/3 cup margarine or butter 1/3 cup flour 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon lite salt tons of fresh ground pepper 1 3/4 cups chicken stock 2/3 cups milk about 2 cups of cooked turkey about 2 cups […]

Cranberry Sauce – No Sugar Added

Ready for Snackin'

Over the years, I’ve served a variety of cranberry sauces to the Thanksgiving revelers. Gourmet, homemade, zesty, spicy… name it. Invariably, more than one person will ask, “Isn’t there any can shaped stuff?” Gross. Ok, well, there was a time when I enjoyed the can shaped stuff myself. Maybe that’s because it has a whopping […]

Ginger Peach Sweet Potatoes


Well… Thanksgiving fast approaches!  I knew it was coming up quick, but I didn’t realize just how quick.  Do we ever?  I guess if I wait until I have photos, to share some of my favorites, it will be too late for anyone to get any use out of them this year.   So, allow me […]

Attention Marylanders! Cook-Off!

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I do not know yet if I will be in attendance, but I am pleased to help promote… SO YOU THINK YOU CAN COOK?! The contest will be hosted by the Arundel Middle School PTA on Sunday, November 15 @ 12pm. What will YOU be bringing??

Sweet Potatoes – Forget the cans!

Ready to be baked!

Oh, I’m no stranger to canned sweet potatoes when it comes to Thanksgiving fare.  Works just fine!  A couple years ago, though, I decided to start using fresh ones… especially when I realized how easy it was to do.  Tomorrow, I will be making a reduced sugar sweet potato souffle.  With that in mind, I […]

Food for Thought – Festive isn't always about food.

Food for thought.... or not!

Believe me, I love to cook in Autumn and Winter.  I adore the tastes, the smells, and the warmth of holiday cooking.  I love to gather friends and family around a festive table in celebration.  I especially enjoyed planning and cooking Thanksgiving dinner with my mother.  I could easily stretch the holidays into an excuse […]

Sweet Carrot Sauce

Combining eggs, carrots, juice, and a veritable cocktail of sweeteners.

A few weeks ago, I saw a recipe for Carrot Curd on Anatomy of a Dinner Party .  Never heard of it… didn’t really know what the hell a curd was apart from a cheese by-product… but it looked darn good, and I have been dying to make a “lighter” version of it ever since. […]

Cheesy Pork Stuffed Apples

Unflattering composition? Poor lighting?  Can't wait to find out. :)

This recipe was inspired by my friend Ron, who updates us on Facebook with the wonderful meals he cooks for dinner each night. I’ve stuffed meat with apples before, but I’ve never thought about stuffing apples with meat. Judging by the very slim number of recipes I found, perhaps you haven’t either. Ingredients 2 apples […]