Ten Bean Soup with Ham Bone (or, another way to get in those Black-Eye Peas for the New Years!)

So, I’m sure you’ve heard that your supposed to eat Black-Eye Peas and Cabbage for the New Year’s, right?   The peas are for luck, and the green leaves of the cabbage symbolize money.  I’m not sure where this comes from, … Continue reading

Cabbage Rolls, for the freezer

Cabbage Rolls, a memory of my childhood.   Although I don’t remember my mother or grandmother making them, it’s actually from a friend of my  mother’s  whose casserole dish has stuck in my  head all these years.  They were really, really good. … Continue reading

Butternut Squash and Potato Gratin

This is one of my most favorite dishes to serve at Thanksgiving.  Right now, my husband’s family is probably saying, “Really?  We’ve never had it!”  Well, it’s a bit of work.  Well worth it, though.  The first time I made … Continue reading

Mimi’s Choucroute

Coleslaw, old world style.  Another family favorite and a must-have dish at any family get-together. When I got married, I had to learn how to make my mother-in-law’s coleslaw, (and her potato salad, too).  Since I wasn’t a big fan … Continue reading

Labne, aka Yogurt Cheese

Labne, or labneh, or also known as yogurt cheese, is a light and tangy accompaniment to any dinner or party, but especially served alongside some Hummus and Tabouli.  It’s also great added to a sandwich wrap, with some grilled chicken … Continue reading

Cookbook Favorites: Ken Haedrich’s Blue Cheese and Walnut Silver Dollars

    From the cookbook, Soup Makes the Meal:  150 Soul-Satisfying Recipes for Soups, Salads, and Breads by Ken Haedrich (2001). One of my favorite cookbook authors and recipe creators, he has a knack for creating truly delicious recipes.  Many … Continue reading