Slow Cooker Jambalya

I have recently become addicted to Pinterest. At first I was kind of flummoxed: what is the point? Saving collections of pretty pictures? But then I realized I could use it to keep track of recipes. Cool! And then I realized I could use it to look at all the recipes other people were keeping … Continue reading

Roasted Butternut and Pork Chili

This recipe is based on a Cooking Light recipe, but I changed up a bunch of stuff (some ingredients and some prep) so I’m posting my own version: 1 tablespoon olive oil 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 medium garlic clove, minced 1 pound boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1  tablespoon ancho chili powder … Continue reading

Chicken, Red Grape, and Pesto Pizza

This is a super simple recipe from Cooking Light. I know, grocery store rotisserie chicken is not the most noble or slow food thing out there, but sometimes Mama needs a break. I did, however, use home made CSA pesto instead of store bought. It’s a basic pesto – basil, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, … Continue reading

Quick Roasted Asparagus Gruyere Tart

This recipe is so easy, it’s cheating. The original recipe used puff pastry, but I found the combination with the Gruyère, which is a very oily cheese, was just too greasy. So I opted for ready made pie crust. I am lazy and I buy pre-rolled pie crust rather than make my own. I’ll often … Continue reading

Shrimp Etouffee

When I’m feeling crappy and stressed, sometimes I like to cook something slightly more involved. This is probably a little crazy, but having lots of stuff to keep track of and do with my hands is kind of mantra-like for me. And so yet again I profess my love for Emeril Lagasse and his recipes. … Continue reading

Easy Chimichurri

Parsley time!  Another herb that is hard to use in bulk.  But this easy chimichurri uses the entire bunch in one go.  And extras can be stored in the fridge for a while.  Chimichurri is great over meat, particularly beef or pork.  And it’s flavorful enough to cover up the fact that maybe, just maybe, … Continue reading

Poor Man’s Pasta Ponza

I was really flying without a net tonight.  I started out trying to recreate Giada deLaurentis’s recipe for Pasta Ponza, but I didn’t have some of the ingredients and I didn’t want to put the time into some of the steps, so I improvised and came up with my own version of the dish that … Continue reading

Bruschetta Chicken

It’s tomato season, and it’s basil season, so it’s bruschetta season!  And bruschetta chicken is a staple in our house at this time of year.  The recipe for bruschetta chicken originally came from this Taste of Home recipe.  Over the past couple years my husband and I have pared down the steps, ingredients, and prep … Continue reading