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Scallops Alla Veneziana with Parmesan Toasts

Scallops Alla Veneziana with Parmesan Toasts

Living in coastal New England, we are so fortunate to have easy access to fresh seafood with a great local fish market not too far from our home.  This recipe is a delicious and different way to prepare scallops – sautéed in a delicate sauce of lemon juice, olive oil, vermouth, garlic and a hint of …Continue

Roasted Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard

Roasted Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard

There’s an old culinary proverb that says: You first eat with your eyes.  This recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard combines the gorgeous colors (and flavors too) of roasted butternut squash, Swiss chard, roasted garlic, pine nuts, dried cranberries, shallots and sage into a dish that is quintessential fall and is a feast …Continue

Savory Beef Stew with Dumplings

Savory Beef Stew with Dumplings

I am so lucky to have a husband that loves to cook.  And it’s an added bonus that he happens to be a really good cook!  This past weekend Jack was in the mood to make this Savory Beef Stew with Dumplings for us, and the aromas that filled the house were just amazing! A …Continue

Green Beans with Tarragon

Green Beans with Tarragon

Growing up, I was never a big fan of green beans.  I mostly remember being served beans that were either previously frozen or coming from a can – neither of which does much for preserving the texture and taste of this vegetable.  But this simple dish for Green Beans with Tarragon has made me a …Continue

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Whenever I make this chocolate peanut butter pie, the following scenario typically plays out: As everyone starts to eat this luscious dessert, the room falls silent.   Then someone – usually with their mouth still full of pie – mutters, “Oh. My. GAWD! This is amazing.” And it is a really,really good Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie – …Continue