05 Dec 2021: Peanut Butter Blossoms

These peanut butter cookies have been a family cookie tradition for a lot of years and, honestly, they never get tired! Bakers can find a ton of “variations” on the original out there; in fact this recipe was recently published in the New York Times and adapted from the Gerraro Family. The version I first…

29 November 2021: Dairy- and Egg-Free Molasses Cookies

Now that we’ve passed Thanksgiving, the Holiday Baking season has begun in earnest in our kitchen. As our granddaughter has an egg allergy, we are always on the hunt for egg-free recipes and this one from Kelly Rudnicki, author of The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book, was a hit. In addition to the usual ball…

23 November 2021: Easy Black Bean Vegetarian Chili with Spiced Yogurt

If you’ve not been perusing the website, SkinnyTaste, you’ve been missing out on some incredibly delicious recipes. This one popped up when I was looking for a good, solid vegetarian black bean chili, and with the addition of a spicy yogurt topping, it did not disappoint. This recipe comes together in short order, a feature…

23 October 2021: Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup

It’s soup weather! When I make cauliflower soups, I never think of creamy soups with a milk base. Adding tomato to this soup base was genius – something I had previously not thought of trying. After tasting this recipe, I’ll definitely correct that omission. With a tomato-based broth and the addition of coconut milk, this…

20 Oct 2021: Homemade Buttermilk Bread

Last week, I used buttermilk in a casserole, but then had a significant amount leftover. What do you do with almost an entire quart of buttermilk? I started by trolling the Internet for a few ideas and found this bread recipe on Butter with a Side of Bread. The breads I bake tend toward whole…

11 October 2021: Mushroom Yogurt Pie with Spinach Crust

Same Cook, Different Book: Mollie Katzen’s Mushroom Yogurt Pie with Spinach Crust Cookbook author, illustrator, cook. Mollie Katzen has been and continues to be a multi-talented culinary force. Whenever I’m looking to try something plant-based and new, her many cookbooks are invaluable. I was recently reminded of this wonderful yogurt and mushroom-based pie found in…

03 Oct. 2021: Dorie Greenspan’s Gingered Turkey Meatball Soup

If a recipe can be adapted for whatever I have on hand, well, that’s a recipe for me! Dorie Greenspan, a terrific food columnist found in the New York Times, a cookbook author and a baker is my hero in this regard. Oftentimes one of her recipes can be adapted in multiple ways which suits…

17 Sep 2021: Hello Old Friend, Moosewood Curried Squash & Mushroom Soup

My Moosewood Cookbook, purchased back in 1977, was one of the first books from which I learned to cook. Over time, its yellowing pages have introduced us to some delightful recipes and, of course, vegetarian cooking. The Moosewood Collective is still going strong and Mollie Katzen, one of the originals links to a 40th Anniversary…

08 Sep 2021: Roasted Tomato & White Bean Stew

It’s not quite Autumn here in New England, but students are back to their school routines, the University is once again alive with students, and the leaves along the Merrimack River have begun to lose that summer green. Even though the temperatures are still in the 80s, it feels like Fall. And so, yesterday I…

03 Sep 2021: Deaf Smith Peasant Bread

Many years ago, maybe 35 at this point, Adrien and I bought a ‘natural’ foods cookbook to accompany our newly-developed interest in eating more non-meat-based meals. The cookbook, probably out of print by now was The Deaf Smith Country Cookbook by Marjorie Winn Ford, Susan Hillyard, and Mary Faulk Koock. The book is in tatters…