Black Eyed Peas New Year

Eating black eyed peas for good luck on New Year’s Day is a Southern tradition, and as a Northerner this is one I am discovering later in life. My friend Amy had mentioned the tradition to me a few years ago, and last year I jumped onto the black eyed pea bandwagon. This year I […]

Cranberry-Rosemary Stuffed Pork

I was flipping though the December issue of Eating Well* and came across a whole section of recipes featuring cranberries.  They all looked amazing, but the Cranberry-Rosemary Stuffed Pork Loin especially intrigued me.  Could I make something that looked that good?  With the gauntlet thrown down it was time to find out. The first hurdle […]

Chard and Pepperoni Frittata

You have to love a recipe that promises a no-fuss healthy dinner, and one that looks great to boot.  This recipe came from Eating Well, and have to admit that I am not sure how I stumbled upon it but glad I did. This is a snap to put together. While the recipe called for […]

Fun with Acorn Squash

The two Acorn Squash I bought at a farm stand had been staring at me from the kitchen counter for over a week. Quite honestly it was beginning to freak me out, so decided it was time to do something with those bad boys. The easy way out would have been the classic baked Acorn […]

Simple Pumpkin Cake

My friend Jan recently posted a picture of a two ingredient pumpkin cake on Facebook. Two ingredients?  Really? Yep, two ingredients.  All you need is a yellow cake mix and pumpkin purée.  The simple glaze did add three other ingredients – confectioners’ sugar, apple cider and pumpkin pie spice. This made a very moist cake […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

I have been on a pumpkin dessert kick the last few days.  Maybe it was having two different friends post tempting pictures on Facebook or maybe it was because my daughter (who loves all thing pumpkin) was going to be home for a few days. Whatever the reason, my family has benefited from this pumpkin […]