Category: autumn

+ The meatball

The Meatball

There is something holy about a meatball. It reflects the person who rolls that ball of love out. If I truly love you, I will make you Spaghetti and Meatballs. It’s the holy grail of all that is good in the food universe. I’m not saying my family recipe is the best meatball recipe in the world but to my family it is the … Read More The Meatball

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Red Wine Prime Rib

One of Bruce’s thankful clients gave us a great deal on a Prime Rib. Look at this enormous slab of Prime Rib. We stowed away the prime rib in the freezer long enough waiting for the “right” time to share it with the world. We brought it out for Saturday cocktail hour. A big holiday wasn’t in the cards for this beauty but the … Read More Red Wine Prime Rib

+ Carrot Cupcakes

Brown Sugar Molasses Carrot Cupcakes

For Bruce’s 44th birthday, I made him Brown Sugar Molasses Cupcakes. (I hate spelling molasses.) He always asks for carrot cake but then changes his mind. This year he got his carrot cakes. I did mini cupcakes and bigger cupcakes. For us we’re watching our calories so the mini cupcakes are just right to fit into our budget for the day. Cupcakes are the social distancing … Read More Brown Sugar Molasses Carrot Cupcakes

+ Gumbo

Gumbo

In the mid 1990’s I was fortunate enough to have traveled to New Orleans twice. They were both high school trips for, I hate to admit, marching band which I played the clarinet (quit laughing). We were a small school band that was able to march in a couple of the Mardi Gras parades including the largest, The Krewe of Endymion. I think the … Read More Gumbo

+ Swiss Romanesco Quiche

Swiss Romanesco Quiche

Quiches brighten up any morning INGREDIENTS 1 prepared pie shell Six eggs 1 cup Swiss cheese shredded 1 cup cream 1 tbsp butter 1 cup Romanesco chopped ¼ cup chopped onion Borsari Savory Seasoning Parmesan Cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 Chop onion and Romanesco. Sauté with butter until onions are tender. Prepare 8-9” pie plate with shell Beat six eggs and cream. Add … Read More Swiss Romanesco Quiche

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Apple Trees

I love apple trees. Is any garden complete without an apple tree? The spring blooms in the summer can look like a cloud of white. When I was young, I would buy an apple tree for my dad at the local General Tractor for father’s day or his birthday. He’s always loved apple trees. One of the main reasons it brings wildlife into the … Read More Apple Trees

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Apple Cranberry Crisp

An apple-cranberry crisp can be a good option for a dessert or even a side dish. If you wait for the apples to be in season you can get some great flavors from the fresh apples in your region.  When we first moved into the house it was winter so we had just missed the apple season and right next to our house was … Read More Apple Cranberry Crisp

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Clementine Spinach Salad

Spice up your Spinach SaladPREP TIME: 15 mins | COOK TIME : 5 mins | TOTAL TIME : 20 mins | SERVINGS : 4 people Salad Ingredients 4 oz Spinach 3/4 cup Bacon 2 Clementine Sectioned 3 oz Pistachio 2 Eggs Hardboiled Dressing Ingredients 2 oz Shallot Browned finely diced1/2 oz Olive Oil1/2 cup Bacon Fat1 oz Swedish Mustard1 Orange Juice1 oz Stevia1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar2 shakes Borsari Orange Ginger Seasoning INSTRUCTIONS Throw two eggs in a pot of water and let water come to a boil. Turn off heat and put lid on your pot to hard boil your egg.Meanwhile, … Read More Clementine Spinach Salad

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Rustic Candles

Previously, I’ve done posts about our candles in the window. We gather our candles from storage at the beginning of Daylight Savings and place them in every window. Our dear friend Rebecca, gifted us a set of Candles for a housewarming present when we moved into the farm. She always gives the most thoughtful gifts. I remember the surprise of opening up the box … Read More Rustic Candles

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Deep Double Chocolate Morsel

I’m a cookie monster. If there was a most wanted cookie monster list I would be in the top five. I’ve been pretty good and steering clear of the cookies. Doing yoga, eating veggies it was only a matter of time before the whisper of the cookie would creep into my ear. Second day of painting the studio, I broke down and whipped up … Read More Deep Double Chocolate Morsel

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Hickory Nut Cake

Foraging for nuts is part of my childhood. My little tree house used to be in a Chestnut Tree. Chestnuts were not my favorite. They lined the path to the pool and the spiny husks littered the way and I would inevitably stomp on one. The driveway was littered with hickory nuts. Somewhat friendlier nut in most cases. Except planting hickory nuts along a … Read More Hickory Nut Cake

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French Onion Soup

May I suggest a cheese and ham panini to go with this warm soup… or just a bottle of wine and a baguette. You should have a half a bottle left, or you may have finished making the soup. We don’t judge! Feel free to open another bottle! Lighting a candle when you chop onions does NOT stop you from crying profusely. LIES, LIES, … Read More French Onion Soup