Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

Chicken and pasta in a simple cream sauce get dressed up with fresh spinach and sundried tomatoes. I learn new things about my family every day. One of the most recent discovery is that they love pasta and cream sauce. Be still my heart. I thought I was the only one! So when I crafted […]

Cheddar and Leek Potato Bake (URS: Potato Recipes)

Potatoes and cheddar cheese partner with sauteed leeks for a rich and satisfying side dish or meatless entree. We are big potato fans around here. French fries, potato salad, mashed potatoes. A certain 7-year old hasn’t quite made up his mind about potatoes, but the rest of us love them. I’m happy to eat potatoes […]

Spinach Salad with Oranges, Cranberries, & Sunflower Seeds (URS: Greens)

Spinach Salad marinates in balsamic vinegar before being topped with orange slices, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds, resulting in a flavorful and sunshiny fresh salad. Since we started subscribing to an organic produce co-op, we’ve been the recipients of all kinds of dark, leafy greens. This is relatively new territory for me. Growing up our […]

Triple Chocolate Sundaes (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Valentine’s Day)

Three forms of chocolate, brownie, ice cream, and syrup, come together for a delicious Valentine’s treat. At our house, Valentine’s Day is definitely a family affair. While hubs and I cherish our date nights, we’re not going to pay high prices or beat the crowds to get a table while dining out. Instead, we hunker […]

Raclette (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Cheese)

Head’s up! If you make a purchase through the Amazon links in this post, I do receive a small percentage of the sale. Years ago, almost twenty to be exact, I was une jeune fille americaine living in France. I left the States speaking horrific French, but not caring. It had been a lifelong dream […]

Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Chocolate)

A homemade baking mix gets jazzed up with two forms of chocolate and a cheesecake like topping. Delicious and easy to pull together! As you may know, we’re in the midst of a Pantry Challenge over here. While I’ve not completely sworn off grocery shopping this month, I am “shopping my closet” as it were […]

Reader Q & A: Recipe Organization

Occasionally, readers write with questions that I know others might be able to add to or benefit from. Today we’re talking about recipe organization. Q. You may have covered this before but do you mind sharing how you store your recipes? Do you have an online resource for this? Our family moves every 2-3 years and […]

Cranberry Christmas Bread or Wanna Be Panettone (URS: Christmas)

Homemade Christmas bread, full of cranberries and baked in a paper pan is reminiscent of store bought panettone, but the dough features whole wheat pastry flour and is prepared in a bread machine. I was first introduced to panettone the year I lived in France almost twenty years ago. My French family lived in the […]