Saturday, September 23, 2017

Basic Tomato Sauce



If you grow your own tomatoes, you probably have more ripe tomatoes than you can eat at this point in the season.  This is when I start making pasta sauce, to freeze for the winter.  I prefer a basic sauce that I can flavor later, with basil and garlic or chili powder, depending on what I'm going to make for dinner.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

My Blog is Back!


My blog is back!  I took a break during the Christmas holidays because I was just too busy to post.  Then, when I found some time to post a recipe, my blog was no longer visible to the public.  I've been going round and round with Blogger and GoDaddy (it's always the other guy's fault) trying to fix the problem when I decided to get some professional help.  I am, admittedly, very ignorant of the technical aspects of this.  After a month of phone tag with a recommended IT guy, I went back and tried to fix the problem myself.  After ignoring the problem for way too long, and with some help from a different GoDaddy help line guy, I was finally able to fix the problem.  

Here's what I didn't get to post:

Friday, November 11, 2016

Apple Roses


I've admired these apple roses for a long time and finally decided to challenge myself to make them for Thanksgiving. They're not as difficult as they look, and they're delicious.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Lentil Soup



The first big rain storm of the season rolled in last weekend and my dinner of choice for rainy nights is soup.  I like to curl up with a big bowl of comforting soup and a good book. I was surprised to discover that I had never posted a recipe for a lentil soup, one of my favorites.  So here is my simple, easy lentil soup recipe for rainy days.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Pizza Tarte Tatin


I made this pizza the same way you would make a French tarte tatin, which is an upside down dessert baked in a cast iron skillet.  I replaced the pastry dough with pizza dough and the fruit with tomatoes, caramelized onions, and kalamata olives.  I don't usually like dairy free pizzas but this was delicious!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Danish Dream Cake - A Vegan Version


Some time ago, I tore a recipe for a Danish Dream Cake from a magazine, but never got around to making it.  My family always wants something chocolate, but for spring, I like to make something a little different.  

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Strawberry Tart



I made this strawberry tart for my sweetie for Valentines Day.
I'm going to serve it with chocolate ice cream...because my sweetie wants it that way.  Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream would also be very tasty.