Pasta with Sweet Red Peppers, Pine Nuts, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Kale and Sausage

I made a few changes to this recipe from a new favorite cookbook, “Earth To Table Every Day.” Ingredients 3 sweet red peppers (I used roasted sweet red peppers from a jar.) ¼ cup olive oil 4 anchovy fillets in oil, minced (I used 3 tablespoons anchovy paste.) 3 cloves garlic, chopped ½ cup dryContinue reading “Pasta with Sweet Red Peppers, Pine Nuts, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Kale and Sausage”

Butter And Jam Thumbprints

I made some butter and jam thumbprints for our Christmas Eve Party! So delicious. Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened 2/3 cup sugar, plus more for rolling (I used Demerara Sugar for rolling.) 1 large egg 1/2 vanilla bean,Continue reading “Butter And Jam Thumbprints”

Pistachio Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

Very easy to make. I might consider using regular flour next time. Or almond flour. I used whole wheat. Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1 1/4 cup whole spelt (or whole wheat) flour 1/2 cup icing sugar 1/2 cup ground pistachios 1 tsp. ground cardamom 1/4 cup finely chopped pistachios forContinue reading “Pistachio Cardamom Shortbread Cookies”

Portrait Of A Young Woman

My grand niece. I believe I am making the world a better place with beautiful photography. If you are looking for beautiful portrait, nature, or documentary photography, or someone you know is looking for photography that helps to create a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.

Curried Apple, Squash, Sweet Potato Soup

I have always enjoyed the cookbook, “Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home,” so when Susan and I were at the town library recently and she pointed out to me a new cookbook, “Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates,” I said we had the check this out. And we did and I made this delicious curried, apple, squash, sweet potatoContinue reading “Curried Apple, Squash, Sweet Potato Soup”

Quiche–A Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving prepations for Susan and me begin a few weeks before the holiday. We put our tree up early so our grandchildren can see it on Thanksgiving as we don’t see them on Christmas. Here I am doing some menu-planning for the week. And here is Sock Monkey guarding the grandchildren’s presents. The grandchildren comeContinue reading “Quiche–A Thanksgiving Tradition”