Category: Recipes

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

After the gorge fest that is the holiday season, your body is probably craving healthier fare. Things like good lean protein, and cheese-free vegetables, and boy, am I right there with you! Each January, Frank and I agree to do…

Healthy Fall Soups

Healthy Fall Soups

Photography by David Munns for BBC Good Food. One of the biggest adjustments I’ve made in Ireland (which is piddling in comparison to the adjustments we made in Nicaragua), is to a new list of recipes and local favorites. Soups…

Kate Whitaker

Kate Whitaker

  Photography by Kate Whitaker. I’ve found myself spending a lot of time on food photography websites. Faithful readers are rolling their eyes at the obviousness of this statement. But, this fall weather has me nesting like mad. Our home…

Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit

Photography by Ditte Isager for Bon Appetit. David Tanis, chef and author, put together a host of fall recipes for Bon Appetit. He had me at crispy potatoes. I’m not going to tell you that I ran out and purchased every item…

Herbed Roux

Herbed Roux

Photography by Rebekah Burder for Honeysuckle Life. For those who want to cook, roux is one of the first basics you need to learn. A thickener used as a base for a variety of dishes, it’s referred to in color:…

Not Just for Rabbits

Not Just for Rabbits

You bet your britches I’m going to be roasting up a batch of these carrots this weekend. There’s no way it could go wrong: carrots, balsamic vinegar, goat cheese. Score.

Apples, Apples, and More Apples

Apples, Apples, and More Apples

Caramel Apple Granola by Pastry Affair. Tis the season for apples: honeycrisps, gala, grannies, and more. If you’re blessed with an overabundance of this crisp fall fruit, head over to NPR for a list of creative recipes or Foodgawker for…

Banana Monkey Muffins

Banana Monkey Muffins

Photography by Kerry for Bakergirl. Banana Monkey Bread Muffins. Do I need to explain any further than that? Well then go whip up a batch and bring them over to my house for coffee and tea.

Tomato Bisque

Tomato Bisque

Photography by Gabrielle of Honest Fare. This Tomato, Squash and Coconut Milk Bisque looks like the perfect fall accompaniment to a hearty salad or sandwich. And the entire process is filled with techniques that will make you feel like a…

Creamy Vegetable Chowder

Creamy Vegetable Chowder

On a cool day, there’s nothing like a great soup to warm up your hands and heart. And chowder is the king of soups. You can make it for pescetarians (clam or seafood), vegetarians (corn or vegetable) or meat lovers…

Roasted Potatoes with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Potatoes with Balsamic Vinegar

Each country has its own stereotypes. For America, most outsiders think we all drive Ford Mustangs and are obsessed with being clean. For Ireland, it’s leprechauns and potatoes, lots and lots of potatoes. I’m not complaining about the potatoes. They’re my…

Grilled French Onion Soup Sandwich

Grilled French Onion Soup Sandwich

Consider this the week of caramelized onion recipes! One last recipe to share and then I’m done. Until next week that is! Anywho, this Grilled French Onion Sandwich recipe from The Yummy Bits looks A-MA-ZING. Use it for those last…

Caramelized Onion and Feta Quiche

Caramelized Onion and Feta Quiche

I have yet to bake a pie or quiche crust perfectly. I consistently don’t roll a big enough circle, leaving big gaps in the edge. But they always taste great, so I’m not that concerned. I used leftover onions from…

Onion and Cider Soup

Onion and Cider Soup

Cider is one of my favorite fall beverages, and, thankfully, it’s served nationwide in Ireland, with several brands and flavors available in every petrol station, grocer, and neighborhood shop. If you love it like I do, here’s a great soup…

Ross Dobson

Ross Dobson

Have a grilling man in your life? Get him a set of Ross Dobson cookbooks. They’re filled with manly recipes like crabcakes and seafood chowder guaranteed to give you an off day (or month) in the kitchen.

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

  Photography by Mary Britton Senseney. Food Styling and Recipe Development by Tonya West. Grilled peach pizza. Read that again, and pause for a second or two. Yep, you read that correctly. Check out the mascarpone and vanilla filled recipe,…

Basil Lemonade

Basil Lemonade

  Photography by Honeysuckle Life. Until this summer, my use of basil was limited to pastas and pestos. Now that we’re limiting refined carbs, I’ve had to step up my game. This recipe from a friend became an instant favorite….

Summertime Gazpacho

Summertime Gazpacho

Photography by Amy Isaacson of Playing House. Did you know gazpacho is a colonial recipe? From Wikipedia: “There are a number of theories of its origin, including as an Arab soup of bread, olive oil, water and garlic that arrived…

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Panini

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Panini

Sandwiches are not something I normally crave, but after having this Strawberry and Basil Panini at Cafe Jonah in Atlanta, I can’t get enough. These thick layers of toasted bread with sliced strawberries and goat cheese are delicious enough on…

Zucchini and Feta Balls

Zucchini and Feta Balls

Zucchini and Feta Balls with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce by Closet Cooking. These. Look. Delicious. Maybe I’m just terribly hungry, but these fried balls of zucchini, feta, and herbs look so good. Perfect for a Greek dinner party.

New Orleans Style Sugared Pecans

New Orleans Style Sugared Pecans

Photography by Honeysuckle Life. To be honest, when we chose this recipe we weren’t sure if it would work. Sometimes new recipes completely flop. But even if the pecans didn’t work we  had enough food to replace it. This was…

Popovers with Cherry Filling

Popovers with Cherry Filling

Photography by Rachel Ball.   Popovers are these perfect bits of fluffy heaven. When served warm, I can’t get enough of them. Well heck, I’ll even eat them cold. This basic popover recipe with cherry filling is being added to…

Roasted Strawberries with RIce Pudding

Roasted Strawberries with RIce Pudding

Roasted Strawberries with Rice Pudding from A Beautiful Mess. So, roasted strawberries. I’m not sure what I think about this. Reportedly, they’re amazing because the roasting makes them really sweet and brings out every bit of the flavor. If you’re not…

Raw Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

Raw Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

Raw Peach and Blueberry Cobbler by Whole Family Fare. There’s a point where I just can’t eat scrambled eggs for breakfast again. It happens about every two weeks. I push my eggs from in front of me, make a face, and…

Blueberry  & Lemon Verbena

Blueberry & Lemon Verbena

Blueberry Lemon Verbena Pie by 101 Cookbooks. Lemon verbena isn’t a common ingredient. In fact, this might be the first recipe I’ve seen to use it. But after a little more research, I’ve come to believe it’s a vastly underrated herb,…

Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Wine

Photography by Ziołowym Zakątku. I’m not sure if I would ever want to make my own beer or wine; it’s just not something that appeals to me. But dandelion wine is one of those beverages that people become straight fanatics about…

Rose Petal Honey

Rose Petal Honey

Photography by Marla Aufmuth, for Gardenista. So I ate a rose petal for the first time a few weeks ago. I’m not sure what I expected, but it tasted like and had a similar texture to an apple. I’m intrigued by…

Roast Beef Heaven

Roast Beef Heaven

  Photography by Herriot Grace. This roast beef baguette sandwich with fingerling potato chips looks like the perfect Saturday man meal. It’s a little too heavy for me, but I know the hubby would devour it and proclaim it the…

Krakow Cake

Krakow Cake

Photography by Jenna Cole. If you travel, you’re constantly experimenting with new cuisines and comparing it to your local cuisine. One of the most common comparisons is American desserts vs. The Rest of the World. As in, the United States is the…

Barley Risotto with Shrimp and Peas

Barley Risotto with Shrimp and Peas

Photography by Jacquelyn Clark. We’ve added a bit of grain and dairy back into our daily diet, adopting a modified Paleo diet. I just wasn’t getting enough quality calories, and found myself craving (and unable to resist) processed foods when…

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