roasted shishito pepper risotto

Roasted Shishito Pepper Risotto

Roasted shishito pepper risotto combines the delicious sweet and spicy kick of shishito peppers to your favorite parmesan risotto. Don’t let the word “pepper” scare you away. The heat of these peppers is minimal, but the overall flavor is huge. The rich parmesan risotto mellows out the spice of the […]

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Canned versus homemade cranberry sauce is a debate for the ages. We have several die hard canned cranberry sauce advocates in our family. So when I set out to convert them I wanted to stick to the traditional flavors of cranberry sauce that we all know and love. Cranberry Sauce […]

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash

This version of roasted butternut squash has a delicious sweet and spicy element that adds to the natural nutty flavor of the squash. Trick to roasting vegetables The trick to perfectly roasted vegetables is pre-heating your baking sheet and roasting your vegetables under a high heat. Start by place your […]

Simple Pumpkin Soup

There is something rich and comforting about pumpkin soup. Simple, straightforward ingredients allow the delicious flavor of the pumpkin to shine. I like to add just a touch of spice to balance everything out. This recipe comes together quickly with the option of using canned pureed pumpkin. Or if you […]

Brown Butter and Sage Sweet Potato Stacks

This recipe was inspired by a gorgeous photo I saw in Cooking Light Magazines years ago. As I am one to do, I saved that recipe knowing that one day I would truly enjoy making it. Food Magazines may seem like something of the past, but I still get excited […]

Roasted Red Anjou Pears with Blue Cheese

Red Anjou Pears are red in color and often referred to as simply Red Pears at your grocer. They have a mild, sweet flavor with a creamy texture and an abundance of juice when fully ripe. Pears and blue cheese are one of my favorite flavor combinations. A perfect mix […]

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

A few years back during a visit to New England my husband and I stumbled upon an apple orchard with a cider mill. It was a delightful place with all kinds of delicious treats. One of our favorites was the apple butter. We weren’t familiar with apple butter at the […]

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

Everything about this dish screams fresh, from the ripe but firm avocados to the crunchy charred corn. The citrus adds a brightness while the Frank’s RedHot sauce provides layers of flavor with just a little be of spice. This is technically a salad, and it does make a delicious side […]