Category Archives: Fall & Winter Recipes

Split Pea Soup

I think split pea soup tends to get a bad wrap.  It tends to be used in the same sentance as ‘wallpaper paste’.   Split pea soup deserves a second chance.  Why?  Because my husband makes an amazing (but simple) split … Continue reading

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Cassoulet

I think of Cassoulet as a gussied up version of pork and beans.  If you are French, you may not agree with this.  Sorry.  Cassoulet is beans slow cooked with at least a couple types of pork and duck confit. … Continue reading

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A winter soup for dreaming of spring

I must confess, I made this soup several weeks ago when it was still February and cold and dreary.  Now we are a couple of days into spring so I thought I’d better hurry up and post this before its … Continue reading

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Ginger Pumpkin Strudel

I love the modern usage of the word ‘strudel’.  It can mean basically anything you can get away with rolling up in filo dough and baking until golden brown and delicious.  I recently served this strudel as part of our … Continue reading

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Seared Duck Breast with Red Wine Cherry Duck Demi-Glace

I know this post is horribly late, but I want to show what I made for Pretty Bird this past Valentine’s Day. What you are looking at is Seared Duck Breast with Roasted Beets, a Ginger Pumpkin Strudel and a … Continue reading

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Borscht

Until recently, the borscht recipes I’ve found in American cookbooks have been forgettable, one-dimensional soups.  But the couple of times I have been fortunate enough to have borscht made by someone’s Russian grandmother it has been an entirely different experience–delicious … Continue reading

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Turkey Roulade

Pretty Bird has wanted me to do a Turkey Roulade for a while now.  It’s one of those awesome dishes that is infinitely versatile, always impressive both visually and flavor-wise.  Best of all, its pretty easy to make.  Fortunately, we … Continue reading

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Pesto Winter Lasagna

This picture really doesn’t do this lasagna justice.  It is really tasty, vegetarian and filling.  Of course, enough cheese and any dish will be filling. Like most of the dishes we’ve been posting through the winter months, the vegetable portion … Continue reading

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Turkey Lentil Stew

Baby, holidays, work…it’s been awhile since I’ve done a blog post.  Fortunately, we’ve still been cooking (and taking pictures).  So for my first post in the new year I’d like to share a recipe that utilizes my favorite spice of … Continue reading

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Blue Sage Cornbread Stuffing

I love stuffing, I love how versatile it is.  All stuffing (or dressing) requires is some sort of bread soaked in some sort of liquid until wet and then bake it until the top is crisp again.  It can be … Continue reading

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