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Celery Root, Leek And Bacon Soup -Garnished With Sour Cream And Crispy Bacon

    Soup has the power to heal and warm you. It’s been a long cold winter this year and everyone is anxious for spring’s welcome arrival. In these last few weeks of drawn-out gloom it’s so important to nourish yourself and your family with foods that help to drive away the winter blues. A …

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Dutch Oven Whole Chicken With Root Vegetables And Mushrooms

Roasted chicken is one of those comfort foods that I can’t live without. And if it’s as easy as putting a whole chicken and some veggies in a pot together to cook, then I’m all in. Especially if when it comes out of the oven it’s been infused with earthy flavor and is so juicy …

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Easy Classic Caesar Dressing-With Simple Salad Instructions

  All Hail, Caesar! No, really…Is there a better salad in all of history?! I think not. My life would surely be incomplete without my beloved Caesar Salad. The simplicity of the crisp romaine salad is the perfect palette for the bold flavors of the intense lemon, garlic, parmesan and anchovy dressing. I guess if you are …

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Fennel, Beet And Apple Salad With Cranberry Ginger Beet Dressing

  This is one of my all time favorite combinations. Crisp fennel, roasted beets, crunchy apple, smooth creamy fresh chèvre and toasty pecans all topped with a tart, tangy, gingery cranberry dressing.  The colors in this salad are stunning and the flavors will blow you away. I like to eat as seasonally as I can …

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Chewy Sourdough Pizza Crust – Learn How To Make It

This Chewy Sourdough Pizza Crust is definitely on our family’s monthly rotation! Some of you may know this about me, and some of you may not. I started my cooking career fresh out of high school in a chain pizza shop. I used to really load up the toppings for the customers there (I’ve always …

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Curried Lamb Meatballs With Soaked Farro Pilaf And Raw Tahini

  This is a recipe I come back to time and time again. You may call it a “signature dish”. I make these Curried Lamb Meatballs with Soaked Farro Pilaf for friends and family alike and it’s always a huge success because it’s incredibly visually stunning, easy to prepare, and tastes amazing. A surprising amount of lamb …

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Homemade Old Fashioned Turkey Pot Pie -A Great Way To Use Leftover Turkey And Gravy

    I love roasted holiday turkey, I really do. But I love roasted turkey leftovers even more! There is something so satisfying about enjoying all the hard work of the holiday cooking marathon while settling into a big plate of reheated leftovers. With that said, I know of one way that I always appreciate the leftovers even more, …

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Winter Squash And Ginger Cream Soup

  I harvested a hefty crop of winter squash this year. I grew two standout varieties that I’m really happy with. The first is a small winter pumpkin called Winter Luxury and it’s a real beauty. Weighing in at just around five pounds it is easy to handle and makes a great pie pumpkin. Second, my absolute favorite, …

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Quick 12 Egg Quiche with Fresh Spinach And Cheese

    This 12 Egg Quiche is one of the best ways to use up extra eggs. It also has the special ability to become breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! In this recipe I pair it with my Ultimate Lard Pie Crust, fresh spinach and organic white cheddar cheese for a super savory, traditional flavor. I …

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Traditional Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

  Is there anything more satisfying than warm biscuits smothered in creamy sausage gravy? No, I didn’t think so. Real, from scratch biscuits and gravy are the ultimate comfort food. This recipe will warm you and transport you to a simpler time. I imagine this IS what true American food used to be. Before the …

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