Recipe Thursday – Bread Book: Stromboli

I might be giving away my Pennsylvania secrets here (even though this southern kind of PA didn’t hit my life until my pre-teens/early teens) but Stromboli is a blessed thing. A very small regional pocket of goodness (other areas try to mimic or claim, but it’s just not the same), and yes, my mom makesContinue reading “Recipe Thursday – Bread Book: Stromboli”

Recipe Thursday: Rock Bottom Bacalao – Salt Cod Stew with Potatoes, Chorizo, & Aioli

I love Salt Cod – spending some teenage years in New Jersey I was marvelously introduced to many kinds of food (unlike my simple food childhood which was working-folk and hunter-folk based) – lots of Italian, Jewish, Thai, Haitian, all kinds of Indian, regional (think Taylor Ham/aka porkroll, subs, stromboli, funnel cake), Portuguese, and PuertoContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Rock Bottom Bacalao – Salt Cod Stew with Potatoes, Chorizo, & Aioli”

Recipe Thursday: Planters Cottage Pie

The Harvest Party Menu was a big success – particularly for me, an experimental vegetarian shepherd’s pie was a huge hit! I loved it. If you tried it, I hope you loved it, too. There is something so satisfying about the savory butternut and white pumpkin topping with the green beans, mushroom, and chickpea filling,Continue reading “Recipe Thursday: Planters Cottage Pie”

Recipe Thursday: Party Menu

I have to say I love party menus. I love planning for parties, cooking for parties, and enjoying parties. Yes, it gets crazy and I get crazy in the midst of it sometimes (so many things going on!) but I still love it overall. This year’s Harvest Party 2022 is going to be lovely. TheContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Party Menu”

Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Summer Meat Loaf with Gazpacho and Smashed Potatoes

It’s hard to think of Summer as meat loaf time but in this house both J & D could eat meat loaf anytime. Just the name throws me, we should come up with another name…around here, it’s likely to be an actual name like Freddy or Winston or something. And, if you know J atContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Summer Meat Loaf with Gazpacho and Smashed Potatoes”

Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – French Toast Crisp Casserole

So, Josh is off today and tomorrow for day long workshops on bread making, grain growing, oven building, etc goodness at the Maine Grain Alliance Kneading Conference which culminates on Saturday in a little Bread Fair. We’ve been going to the fair pretty much since we’ve been up here (before Josh started really baking) butContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – French Toast Crisp Casserole”

Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Yankee Muffuletta

Picture a young northern couple road tripping from Manchester, Vermont to New Orleans, Louisiana in a urine yellow ’74 Valiant (which cost us $350) that looked like tinfoil that had been scrunched up and then attempted to smooth out, with a big dog and lots of CD’s (with a playlist of Nirvana, Harry Connick, LyleContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Yankee Muffuletta”

Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Tostadas/Crostini/Bruschetta, etc.

Whatever you want to call snack on toasts, I find it amazing that here in America, we don’t value this simple and delectable treat as much as they do in Southern Europe and Scandinavia. Of course we eat toast – mainly with butter and jam, for breakfast, or with eggs, etc, or a little coldContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Tostadas/Crostini/Bruschetta, etc.”