Apple Cranberry Pie

Cranberries are a bright red addition to the classic apple pie.  They both happen to be available in my market, so Apple Cranberry Pie happened today. I made this pie with a double all-butter crust for extra richness.  One tip for baking a perfect pie with evenly brown crust top and bottom is to thoroughly…

Giant Cheesy Goldfish Crackers

I made these for a friend last week and was reminded of how fab they are.  Feel free to cut this savory, flavorful dough into any shape you please. These are the Goldfish of your dreams. Cheesy, buttery, smiling giant goldfish crackers.  Perfect for a special snack, as they are rich and addictively delicious for…

Honeynut Squash Frittata

I developed this rich, tasty frittata to highlight the tender texture and sweet flesh of the Honeynut Squash  I grew from seed at a friend’s property.   This is a great way to explore the special flavor of this squash, and is an easy and fast main dish. Winter Squash are both amazingly beautiful and delicious.  …

Apple, Fennel & Walnut Salad

I saw some beautiful apples in my produce market today — fresh from a local grower.  They inspired this updated twist on a Waldorf Salad. I swapped out celery for fennel bulb, and accented the anise flavor of the fennel with tarragon from my garden.  I lightened the dressing by using olive oil and lemon…

All Butter Pie Pastry

I’ve been on a pie making tear this year.  Cakes were easy for me, but I wasn’t as adept at making delicious, consistently flaky, easy to work, all-butter pie pastry.   I knew what I wanted, but struggled to make it.  I’ve used many different recipes over the years but none were what I was looking…

Smoky Black-eyed Peas

Summer’s winding down, and that means that rich, red tomatoes are abundant.  I’m making this recipe tonight — and thought I’d repost it today for your inspiration.  Enjoy! The beautiful black-eyed pea has a natural affinity to smoky flavors, and so pairs well with a favorite spice of mine — smoked paprika. Adding the rich…