Silly Salad CranberriesThe cranberry marketing folks did a number on us and we bought into it.

Our family’s annual Thanksgiving table has no less than three kinds of cranberries parked next to the turkey.

It all started decades ago with jellied cranberry balancing itself [click to continue…]


Shrimp with Thai Red Curry SauceSometimes you want curry and you want it in a hurry.  You’re not in the mood for a long list of ingredients and pounding – that’s for another time.  This is where pre-made curry paste and this versatile recipe comes in. [click to continue…]


Cranberry Bread Braid

Looks complicated, huh?

It’s not!  If you haven’t baked bread before, start with this recipe for it will encourage you to keep going.  The barely sweet dough, enriched with eggs and butter, is forgiving and cooperative making it easy to knead and shape.

As this bread bakes, your kitchen fills with the heavenly aromas of vanilla, orange and cranberry.   [click to continue…]


Potted Pork 2

Three keeps things interesting.  3 Musketeers, 3-of-a-kind, ménage-à-trois.  It is that uneven number that keeps the other two on their toes.  And this appetizer trio will keep them coming back for more. [click to continue…]


Paprika Cauliflower Soup All at once delicious and satisfying, this surprisingly easy soup packs big flavor.  Tender florets of cauliflower share the paprika flavored broth with other vegetables.  [click to continue…]


Stars and Moon Cookies

Shorter days, less time it seems, yes?

Halloween’s almost here, and if you haven’t already, get into the spirit of the fun day without a lot of hassle.  Put away that bag of Snickers and make these easy cut-out sugar cookies sandwiched between a cinnamony-filling or melted chocolate chips.  [click to continue…]