Roasted Root Vegetables

I made enough for leftovers because this type thing is so delicious leftover. Couple potatoes, carrots, parsnips along with rosemary, thyme, one onion and a whole head of garlic (whole cloves peeled). Add about a cup of veg stock and a splash of lemon juice. Salt & pepper. Roast for about an hour at 425. […]


First things first…. Carbonara does NOT include cream, and it most certainly does NOT include peas. Had to get that off my chest. 🙂 I was first introduced to carbonara by Mario Batali on one of his old cooking programs, when he wore the orange clogs and cooked delicious looking usually complicated things. But…carbonara is […]

“Beef” (Mushroom) Stew

Print “Beef” (Mushroom) Stew Prep time:  30 mins Total time:  30 mins Serves: 4   Ingredients 1 lb mushrooms cut in to large pieces 1 potato 1 celery stalk diced 1 onion diced 2 carrots diced 6 garlic cloves minced 1 cup frozen green peas vegetable stock 8 oz beer worstershire sauce to taste salt/pepper to […]

Risotto – Zucchini

The first time I cooked risotto it was inspired by a Jamie Oliver Naked Chef episode, and I will be forever thankful. It was a sinfully delicious 3 cheese version. Yum! (I have lived on pizza and risotto for months at a time in a previous life.) So many creamy dreamy options with risotto. It […]

White Beans and Ham

This is really more of a bean soup because my family likes lots of “pot liquor”. Cost: ~ $3.20 for the entire batch of 6 servings Print White Beans and Ham Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  2 hours Total time:  2 hours 15 mins Serves: 6   Ingredients 6 cups white beans 8 cups chicken […]

Quick Tomato Soup Dinner

We make soooo many versions of tomato soup, but this one was a quickie. It was a hearty version that included a mirepoix (celery/onion/carrot). Unfortunately my BLT was a bust due to the fact that I was distracted and only cooked the bacon to chewy rather than crispy. Curses! But… the soup was delicious. Print […]