Creamy Chicken and Potato Soup

Creamy Potato Leek and Chicken Soup

It was a wet, dreary summer day when I decided to make this potato leek soup. I had plenty of time, so I started it from scratch in the morning, making the stock from three frozen chicken thighs I had been saving and the vegetables that were on hand in the fridge. The chicken thawed…

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Sausage Pot Pie - Finished!

Sausage Pot Pie

Sara, why are you making pot pies in the middle of the summer? Well, I’d say that the surprise success of my first pot pie recipe (Spicy Mushroom Chicken Pot Pie) back in May–when it was still sensibly chilly–got me inordinately excited about savory pies. They are so easy! Especially with a forgiving pie dough like…

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,…

Peas

Hot Buttered Peas with Basil and Onions

If you see fresh peas in the pod at your local farmers market, buy them immediately and plan to eat them that evening. Fresh peas are best the same day they are harvested. Frankly, they are best eaten directly out of the pod as you are shucking them. If you can resist however, cook them up…