Summer is winding down, but the heat has not yet gotten the message. When it is as hot as it’s been, it’s the perfect time to whip up a large bowl of this easy gazpacho recipe for a light meal. This easy gazpacho recipe was inspired by my husband who is an “a la minute” cook and […]
When I was younger, Coq au Vin was a bit of a mystery. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why anyone would cook chicken in red wine. Then I was given the opportunity to taste it, and I was hooked. All I could think was why haven’t I tried this before. With that thought, I went […]
Beef stew is a quintessential wintertime comfort food. There are a million variations. This slow cooker beef stew is one of my favorite versions. You may ask what may set my recipe apart from others. My family would say it’s the rich, bold flavors. Truthfully I couldn’t say. It’s just what we like, and that’s good enough […]
I have very fond memories of individual chicken pot pies. Do you remember the frozen Swanson pot pies? When my parents were working late, they were our go-to choice. I loved the crust with the filling that was chocked full of chicken pieces, vegetables, and an incredible creamy sauce. My tastes have changed quite a bit over the […]
I do love a good roasted chicken. The challenge when roasting a chicken is making sure all the pieces of the chicken are evenly cooked through. The best way to ensure that is to spatchcock, or butterfly the chicken. That means the backbone is removed, and the chicken is pulled open like a book to […]
When there are special occasions or dinner guests that you’re looking to impress, nothing beats homemade crepes with a filling of your choice. The filling you use can be as simple as a spread of Nutella, maybe whipped cream with strawberries or as elegant as Crepes Benedict for breakfast. They can function as a dessert, luncheon, […]
It is has been such a treat to have Lenie Hokansson showcase some of her recipes on my site. Her “Beef Croquettes” will certainly not disappoint you. Enjoy. Thanks Susan. This recipe for beef croquettes was sent to me by my aunt in Holland. I had mentioned making potato croquettes, one of our Christmas ‘must-haves.’ They are simply fantastic.