Guinness Lamb Stew

A healthier version of the traditional stew (with added vegetables), Guinness Lamb Stew is rich, meaty, and reminiscent of a the “old county.”  

A healthier version of the traditional stew, with added vegetables, Guinness Lamb Stew is rich, meaty, and reminiscent of a the “old county.”

Guinness Lamb Stew

If there is one soup that is special in our house, it is Guinness Lamb Stew.  Rich and meaty, it’s a warm and satisfying fall dish!   Read more


Mini-pepper Breakfast Burritos

Sneak in a vegetable or two for breakfast with these mini-pepper breakfast burritos.  Quick, appealing and loaded with goodness!  

Sneak in a vegetable or two for breakfast with these mini-pepper breakfast burritos.  Quick, appealing and loaded with goodness!  

Mini-pepper breakfast burrito

I think I have a new favorite vegetable–the mini-pepper.  Mini-peppers have the great taste of ripe sweet peppers but are little and cute.  Like a vegetable version of puppies and kittens!   Read more


Pumpkin Pear Trifle with Maple Custard

A simplified version of the classic English dessert, Pumpkin Pear Trifle combines pumpkin bread, juicy pears and maple custard for a perfect fall treat.  

A simplified version of the classic English dessert, Pumpkin Pear Trifle combines pumpkin bread, juicy pears and maple custard for a perfect fall treat.

Pumpkin Pear Trifle

It was a bad weekend for cooking.  A couple of failures and I was frustrated.  And while I (usually) love cooking from scratch, at this point I needed a sure thing.  Read more


Meatloaf Revisited: Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf, delicious pork or turkey meatloaf, flavored with parsley, cumin and balsamic glaze,  just may change your mind about meatloaf!  

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf, delicious pork or turkey meatloaf, flavored with parsley and cumin and a balsamic glaze,  just may change your mind about meatloaf!

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf, served

I was never a meatloaf fan. A slab of ground beef, bathed in fat and topped with catsup.  What’s to love?  I think it came from a childhood where my mother couldn’t do a thing with ground beef.  Hockey puck burgers and leather meatloaf.  Nope…   Read more


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