Roasted Acorn Squash with Pumpkin Seed Oil

Could I earn money as a Pumpkin Squeezer?

Wegmans… how I adore you!  You have a cooking station where you tantalize me with your fine smells.  Then you tease me with a taste.  Then you tempt me by putting all of the ingredients right there in front of me… along with the recipe.  You had me at “Roasted Acorn Squash with Pumpkin Seed […]

Slow Cooked Thanksgiving

Prepped for the pot.

This year, it will be just my husband and me at home on Thanksgiving.  I love tradition, and I have every intention of making it a festive day full of turkey, belching, and football.  However, since we have a more formal Thanksgiving dinner planned for early December, I don’t want to do the entire routine […]

My Eggs! My Eggs!

Yesterday, I blogged about a lovely Baked Eggs Florentine I had for lunch.  My friend, Lola, wondered if this would be a dish she could tote to an upcoming brunch.  I suggested a solution that involves pre-prepping certain ingredients at home and performing final assembly at the home of the host or hostess.  However, I […]

Baked Eggs Florentine

Sssssmoky saute.

There is a fairly new brunchery in Annapolis called Eggcellence. We’ve been curious when walking past it a time or two, but we’re never in town early enough to go inside.  I will now make a point of going in the near future. As I was flipping through What’s Up? Annapolis magazine, I ran across […]

Devilishly Chocolate Reduced Sugar Bundt Cake

The bulk of the body.  No pun intended.

On Sunday my father came over for a lovely prime rib dinner with my wonderful husband and I. We ate heartily, and then we settled in to switch between the baseball playoffs and the late football game. It was a pleasant evening. I have several recipes from that meal to blog about, but I’m a […]

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. […]

Lazy Glazed Parsnips

Fish shaped bowl not mandatory.

The often overlooked parsnip can provide a fine alternative to the usual mundane side dish and offers a good smack of fiber.  My favorite way to cook parsnips is by roasting them in a honey mustard glaze.  This Mustard and Honey Glazed Parsnips recipe on RecipeZaar is pretty much how I do it, though I […]

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 […]

Ode to the Slider

Football fare!

Whilst shopping at Wegmans… which is a topic worthy of its own post… I came across some bacon cheddar slider burgers made with 80% lean ground beef and ready to cook.  Before this, I had never thought to make my own sliders before.  This is probably because I had never seen the new Pepperidge Farm […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Cream Bread

Mix wet ingredients in one bowl... dry in another.  Voila.  Simple!

My husband adores banana bread, so I am constantly honing my recipe to be more wholesome and nutritious.  That’s not to say this is a health food, but it sure is a delicious compromise.  As flax has been proven to help lower cholesterol, at least in this house, I’ve managed to work it into the […]