My Favorite Butternut Squash Soup

You know how they say scent is the strongest sense related to memory? Well, I have very strong memories to many foods, as I know we all do, and I’m sure a huge part of that is scent related – most of what you taste is because you smell the flavors too. Please watch this … Continue reading

You CAN Do It – part II

Well, I finally did it. I cracked open one of the lovely jars from this adventure. I was hesitant to break into the jar of bread and butter pickles just by myself, so Thanksgiving (with company and lots of sandwiches to be made) seemed like the perfect place to share the pickle love. Everyone LOVED … Continue reading

Cinnamon Waffles with Apple-Cranberry Sauce

Normally my post Thanksgiving meals gets creative as the obvious – the giant sandwich with a little bit of everything and a side of stuffing and potatoes. Spread on some gravy and cranberry sauce, sprinkle the turkey liberally with salt, add some lettuce and I’m good to go. This year; however, I mixed it up a … Continue reading

Leek and Goat Cheese Tart

I adore leeks. I first really got to know them when I lived in Germany. My host family taught me how to cook them slowly without browning and finish with cream and smoked salmon to serve over pasta – so so so good. I could eat the ‘sauce’ all by itself. Leeks appeared in my … Continue reading


I love books. I love cracking open pages that haven’t had eyes laid on them. I love discovering new stories, information and knowledge that are hidden inside. I love the novelty and excitement of not knowing what I’ll find. Cookbooks are no exception and are, in fact, some of the most mesmerizing books I own. … Continue reading