Jerusalem Artichokes and Kale

This tastes way more exciting than it sounds. It actually is a great side dish. And, unlike most Jerusalem artichoke dishes, it was quick to make – 25 minutes start to finish.Start with well cleaned Jerusalem artichokes, like the ones from my garden.  Oh, did I tell you all that I actually sold 35 pounds of…

Pasta with Sweet-Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale

Thanks again to Highland Orchards for beautiful pesticide-free butternut squash and kale.  The inspiration for this dish came from The Splendid Table’s Sweet Roaster Butternut Squash and Greens Over Bow-Tie Pasta. I really like the sweetness that recipe brings to the roasted vegetables, but not the very creamy sauce.  So, I adjusted the ingredients and technique…

Turkey Tetrazzini

Typically turkey tetrazzini brings to mind a creamy pasta dish, but perhaps one that is a little bland and unexciting. Not so this tetrazzini. Creamy, yes, but it is loaded with flavor, downright delicious!This is a perfect way to totally repurpose leftovers into a brand new star dish. I would almost consider making turkey just…

Challah Project # 18 – Pesto Challah

“I LOVE this Challah!” was Cam’s proclamation. It has been a good week for pleasing my son.  A welcome relief after weeks of complaints. The texture of this bread was just how you want a challah to be, soft, fluffy and chewy, with just the right amount of moisture.  Although the aroma of pesto is…

Butternut Squash Quiche

I won’t mince words, this is probably the tastiest quiche I have ever made. We learned the other day that roasted vegetables worked will in a strata, so I figured that butternut squash and some other roasted vegetables would work just as well in a quiche. I decided to keep with an orange theme and…

The Challah Project #17 – Maple Syrup Challah

My Valentine’s Challah is a wonderful blend of two posts from Amanda at TheChallahBlog – her Wisconsin Maple Syrup Challah and Heart-Shaped Challah. It is funny, when she made the maple syrup challah, she broke with her practice and did an overnight rise, and when I did it, I did a single rise during the day…

Lemon Roasted Green Beans

Another goodie from Highland Orchards – beautiful green beans. This is another recipe that was a hit with 6 year-old Cam – roasted green beans with a hint of lemon and topped with some Parmigiano reggiano. I think he is finally rediscovering his palate. The beans were a very nice side dish with my cornmeal-crusted…

Sourdough Crackers

I decided I had to share these with you since they got really high marks from Cam, my very hard to please 6 year old, with discerning tastes. The cool thing for me about these is they are made with the cup of sourdough starter I would normally discard each week when I feed it….