Lentil, Carrot, and Kale Soup with Creme Fraiche and Dill
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Lentil, Carrot, and Kale Soup with Creme Fraiche and Dill

Every evening we make a point to sit down as a family and eat dinner together. It is a special time when the four of us can talk about our…

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Loaded Baked Potato Skins
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Loaded Baked Potato Skins

Things are beginning to get exciting around our house. Now that the manuscript is in, the design process has begun!  For the last two weeks Helen has been working night…

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Cream of Tomato Soup
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Cream of Tomato Soup

This afternoon the wind is howling, rain is pouring, and I have a huge pot of chicken noodle soup gently bubbling on the stove.  While I’m here in the comfort of my…

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Cauliflower Soup with Black Truffle Oil
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Cauliflower Soup with Black Truffle Oil

This week I embark on a new phase. I turned in my manuscript to the editors on Friday (sigh of relief) and was elated to say “I’m done!”.…

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Green Chile and Egg Casserole
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Green Chile and Egg Casserole

I’m writing this today as the movers pack our things and load them on the truck.  After a few hours of fresh cardboard being opened and our things being…

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Spicy Black Bean Soup Recipe
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Spicy Black Bean Soup Recipe

I don’t think there’s anything else that can warm you up from the inside-out like this soup. The aroma of black bean soup epitomizes comfort for me. It’s an incredibly…

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Twice Baked Spinach Potatoes
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Twice Baked Spinach Potatoes

Over the last few years I’ve been slowly teaching my kids how to cook. When I ask them if they would like to help, their faces light up,…

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Cheesy Beef and Pasta
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Cheesy Beef and Pasta

How many of you have purchased a cardboard box with pasta and a “seasoning mix” hoping for a quick but wholesome meal? I think we might all be able to raise…

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Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
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Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Baking with whole wheat can be tricky. When I first started, I quickly learned replacing whole wheat flour with white flour 1:1 won’t bring good results. I also realized there is…

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup
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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded baked potato soup is rich, buttery and creamy and is perfect for a winter day. Ingredients For the soup: 2 cups celery chopped 2 cups carrots, chopped…

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