Recipe of the Month: Pecan Cranberry Salad

The holidays were never complete when I was a kid without some kind of Jello mold…although that seems dated and retro, I can’t seem to break that tradition! This one is my son Nick’s favorite-it’s perfect for Thanksgiving! Pecan Cranberry Salad 1 (15 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained, 1 cup pineapple juice reserved 1 cup […]

Recipe of the Month: Parmesan Asparagus

One of the things I love most about this time of year, besides the flowers and the birds and not having to wear a jacket all the time, is that fresh asparagus is actually affordable. When the price drops below $2.00, I start buying two or three bunches at a time and eating it almost […]

Recipe of the Month: Roasted Root Vegetables with Maple Glaze

This was a huge hit last holiday season, and a nice alternative to the usual cloyingly sweet marshmallow sweet potatoes. 1 ½ cups cubed sweet potatoes 1 ½ cups cubed butternut squash 1 ½ cups cubed parsnip or turnips 1 cup cubed beets 1 cup sliced carrots 4 tsp. olive oil ½ tsp. kosher salt […]

Recipe of the Month: Balsamic Artichokes

“Artichokes … are just plain annoying … After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual ‘food’ out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking thirty or forty postage stamps. Have the shrimp cocktail instead.” — Miss Piggy I don’t agree with the quote above, in fact,  artichokes are […]

Recipe of the Month: Artichoke Linguine

This is one of my absolute favorite pastas.  I love any dish that gives me the chance to have artichokes! 1 9 oz. Package frozen artichoke quarters 4 tbsp. Olive oil, extra virgin 4 oz. Sliced mushrooms 6 large cloves garlic, crushed or minced 1 med. Shallot, minced 2 cups heavy cream 1 lb. Fresh […]