Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

   November 23, 2012 12:44 pm

I hope everyone had a great meal yesterday. Loyal readers made the list of things I’m thankful for. Also, big props for tuning in today while others run each other over on their way to the cheap TVs. I was done with squash. Really done. I kind of overdid it on the butternut variety back…

Book-drawing Wednesday and Sweet Cider Apple Pie

   November 21, 2012 11:08 am

First of all: Marnie Mead and I are doing a Thanksgiving cooking live chat on GoErie.com from noon until 1. If you miss it, you can read through it later at your convenience. I’m giving thanks for all of you. Now, to the business at hand: I know, I know. None of you have time…

2-Bite Savory Scones

   November 19, 2012 1:39 pm

Why waste calories on plain old white-bread rolls? If you’re going for bread, then go for it. Savory Scones, featuring sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese and fresh herbs, might not have made it to the Pilgrims’ table, but, then again, neither did green bean casserole. These are small enough to qualify as appetizers or gnoshes at…

Belated Book-Drawing — and Matthew’s Chicken Curry

   November 15, 2012 3:29 pm

Sorry I failed to show up yesterday. I was trapped under something heavy. Thanks for entering the drawing for “How to Build A Better Pie,” by Millicent Souris. The winner is Marilyn Goss. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Marilyn Goss, you can enter next week’s drawing for “Cooking With…

Cranberry Chutney simply rocks

   November 12, 2012 2:15 pm

My favorite Thanksgiving recipe of all time is Cranberry Chutney. It’s sweet, tangy, bold and beautiful. The first time I made it, for a Loaves & Dishes column in 2003, my husband, and my sister- and mother-in-law, and I all fell deeply, madly in love with it. I hate to push the season, I’m getting…

Nonchewy, glistening, caramelized Roasted Carrots

   November 9, 2012 3:48 pm

There are two pieces of raw produce I can’t finish, despite how much I love their flavors: apples and carrots. For some reason, they get stuck in my throat no matter how much I chew. Forcing myself to finish it only prolongs the agony. Often, I’ll grab an apple anyway, or bring baby-cut carrots to…

Loaves and Dishes: German Apple-Pear Puff Pancakes

   November 8, 2012 12:48 pm

Embarrassing confession: I can’t make toast. We put away our regular toaster in favor of a toaster oven a few years ago. I have not adjusted well. It has a dial timer, which is useless, and I can’t figure out which heating option, from a list of conventional bake, broil, toast, etc. And no, picking…

Book-drawing Wednesday and Bourbon Pecan Pie

   November 7, 2012 2:39 pm

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Cooking Italian With the Cake Boss,” by Buddy Valastro. The winner is Julie Miniger. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Julie Miniger, feel free to enter the drawing for "How to Build a Better Pie," by Millicent Souris To enter, send an…

I vote for Autumn Spice Ham Steak.

   November 6, 2012 3:09 pm

Pay no attention to those people behind the curtain. They’re just voting. And from what I’ve heard about turnout, many of them have waited a while in line. Poof! There goes time to make dinner. Well, how about some heat and eat with a simple spin: Autumn Spice Ham Steak. Step one: Vote Step two:…

Put your chocolate into your peanut butter

   November 5, 2012 12:36 pm

Guess the most popular Halloween candy: Ready, set, right. It’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Who doesn’t know this? How on Earth could it be anything else? Is it the color? No. Is it the wrapper? No. Is it just the best candy ever made in the history of the universe? We have a winner. A…