Crock Pot Venison Stew

Slow Cooker Venison Stew

Early winter at our house generally means the return of venison to the table. Here is a simple slow cooker venison stew that is in our regular/easy recipe rotation. The smaller you dice the veggies the more elegant this will look. We tend to leave it pretty rustic, i.e. very rough chopped, as you can…

Roasted Baby Potatoes and Carrots

Roasted Baby Potatoes and Carrots

There is not much to say about these except that they are f-bombing delicious and I make them all the time, on request, for family near and far. Besides French fries and chips, this is the only way my little one (who is eight) will eat potatoes. This recipe is a real treat with new…

Kale and Chicken Meatball Soup

Kale and Chicken Meatball Soup

You know, sometimes you need something hot and healthy to get you back on track, especially when the seasons are changing and especially if you’ve been out late the night before. This soup hits the mark: soothing chicken broth made hearty with egg noodles, chicken meatballs, and loads of the “superfood” kale, which delivers high levels of…

Roasted Red Peppers

Mom’s Roasted Red Peppers

These are my Mom’s popular roasted red peppers. You will find them at almost every party she hosts because she roasts peppers in huge batches when they are in season and freezes them in appetizer-sized portions so they are always ready to whip together. They are great as part of an antipasti set up or on sandwiches, but…

Parmesan Zucchini Bake

Parmesan Zucchini Bake

‘Tis the season for an overabundance of zucchini. Here is a recipe that I recently rediscovered at a cookout at my mom’s house. A friend of hers brought it as a dish to share and mom had the card in her old recipe box. I increased the parmesan and added fresh basil from our garden,…

Creamy Pasta Pesto Primavera

Creamy Pesto Pasta Primavera

Adding a ton of vegetables to pasta makes it healthy, right? We made this for “meatless Monday” this week. So creamy, delicious, and easy. Every summer, I make a lot of Basil Pesto. Last summer, my plants over delivered and I’m still making my way through the frozen bounty. By the time this year’s plants…

Pasta Puttanesca with Garlic Toasts

Pasta Puttanesca with Garlic Toasts

The goal when making pasta puttanesca is to have the sauce and pasta finish at the same time. It’s good practice for a fun game that I like to play called Get Everything on the Table at Once. The sauce should cook fast and hot, and the pasta will finish cooking in the sauce. This will…

Artichokes with Garlic, Lemon & Butter c Leslie Goddard

Artichokes with Roasted Garlic Butter

Artichokes were one of those weird things that we ate growing up that a lot of other people did not. I have a very clear memory from my volatile teenage years, of sitting with my mother at the dining room table, slowing picking our way through an artichoke in the afternoon light. There is a…