Chicken Enchilladas

An Ode to Unwritten Recipes 2013

There are a lot of reasons not to write about what you’ve cooked, but it is a little sad to see all the photos of food made that will never get a day in the sun. So, here, I’ve collected are many of my 2013 recipe “fails,” or those simply not quite good enough yet…

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Italian Zucchini Boats

Italian Zucchini Boats

These yummy boats are a pretty and easy veggie-centric way to use up an excess of zucchini in late summer. They are super flavorful and light, but filling. My Slow Chunky Tomato Sauce has ground beef in it, but these would also be excellent filled with sauce made with un-cased and cooked hot or sweet…

Grilled Whole Snapper

Summer Grilling Party

For this great late summer grilling menu, we travelled to Maple Acres Farm and the Lancaster County Farmers Market for all the veggies. We got this gorgeous whole snapper Bywood Seafood Market in Garrett Hill, PA. It’s a treat to have such a great little seafood shop within walking distance. We’ve had nothing but excellent experiences with their…

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,…

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

Here is the “recipe” for my basil pesto. I make this every few weeks during peak basil production (mid-summer), generally two batches at a time. During the summer, there is usually a small jar of fresh pesto in the fridge. It primarily goes on sandwiches or into hot or cold pasta dishes–I’m always looking for…

Venison Spiedies

Venison Spiedie Wraps

The marinade used for this recipe is great on venison, chicken, pork, and steak. This is an easy grilling option for nights when you don’t want to dirty the kitchen. In our first pass at these delectable little bites, we wrapped them in a tortilla with Pickled Chilis and romaine lettuce. For our second pass, we used…

Marinade After Blending

Spiedie Marinade

This marinade is great on venison steaks–which we used in our Spiedie-style Grilled Venison Wraps–but is also delicious on chicken or pork. I highly recommend the use of a hand blender to make the marinade because a) it will distribute the seasonings more evenly throughout the marinade and b) a puréed marinade will coat the meat…

Potato Salad c Leslie Goddard

Joe’s Mama’s Potato Salad

Are you ready for Memorial Day Weekend parties? Are you supposed to bring a dish to pass? Well, check your spice cabinet and run to the store for potatoes, onions, celery, and mayo. And get ready to share this fast, easy, and delicious recipe, because your friends will ask you for it. I asked my dear…