Loaves & Dishes

T-day Leftover Casserole and Cranberry Chutney

   November 25, 2014 9:59 am

Who wants to cook on the day after Thanksgiving? Who even thinks to get anything to eat on the day after Thanksgiving? We’re all so focused on Thursday afternoon, that Friday disappears. But then we have 12 plastic containers stacked up and falling out of the fridge. And in three weeks, the creamed corn has…

Orange Chicken at home puts takeout to shame

Better than takeout Orange Chicken made for yummy Wednesday night dinner from epicurious.com

   November 7, 2014 1:23 pm

Dinner the other night was up in the air — way up in the air — when I came upon this recipe for Orange Chicken. Nothing sounded good. The two halves of my brain were like “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know, what do you want for dinner?” “Whatever you want.” “I…

Slow-cooker Asian Beef Stew spicy, hearty

This simple slow-cooker recipe from parents.com saved me after a long day of laundry.

   November 3, 2014 1:49 pm

Yesterday I had the single biggest laundry day of my entire life. I was already behind two weeks ago when the dryer broke, but we ordered a new one and thought I could hang on until it came. But the mountains kept growing. My closet got roomier and roomier, and when my kid started wearing…

Roasted Fall Vegetables: Have treats for dinner

Jennie Geisler

   October 30, 2014 4:31 pm

If you’re  having trouble getting into the fall spirit, I feel for you, but it’s time to get on the stick. With Halloween and all, you have to accept that it’s here and the holiday season has begun. But calm down. That doesn’t mean you have to go all pie and cookies and candy all…

Vegetarian Lasagna will kill Halloween — tonight at least

Take a break from Halloween tonight with BHG.com's Vegetarian Lasagna.

   October 29, 2014 2:56 pm

Who else is sick of Halloween recipes? Yeah, me too. Maybe it’s an occupational hazard, but as much as I’ll enjoy the activities on Friday, food wise I’ve moved on. I was looking for cranberry recipes this morning, darnit, and If I see another Mummy Dog made with crescent rolls, my eyes will roll out of…

Dinner in 20: Thai Noodle Salad

Parents.com provides the perfect antidote to my fall flavor overload.

   October 28, 2014 12:09 pm

It’s official. I need a break from pumpkin (she types, munching on vanilla wafers and pumpkin dip, recipe coming Friday in Weekend). I can’t take anymore cinnamon. Sugar, take a hike. Yes, I love fall flavors, but I can overdo it — I found, like, this morning. I put pumpkin spice creamer in my coffee,…

Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

I could not leave this recipe from allrecipes.com on the cutting room floor.

   October 27, 2014 2:40 pm

I know, I know. We just did breakfast Friday. In an ordinary week, I wouldn’t do this. I’d set this gem aside, look for a tasty regular meal and never get back to it. But it’s not an ordinary week. It’s a most extraordinary week, ending with a bang on All Hallow’s Eve, the best excuse…

Baked French Toast will make my Saturday

Epicurious.com has presented me with something to look forward to on a slow Saturday morning.

   October 24, 2014 11:10 am

I savor Saturday mornings when nothing’s going on. It doesn’t happen every week, obviously. Stuff comes up. But tomorrow, I plan to be in the recliner under a blanket, sipping a cup of coffee, waiting for Baked French Toast with Pecan Crumble. There’s no need, of course. I can just have a bowl of oatmeal…

Book drawing gives us a luscious Chicken Roulade

Sharing Morocco

   October 23, 2014 12:46 pm

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Vegan Without Borders.” The winner is Michele Milne. I’ll pop it in the mail today. I have a copy to give away of “Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours,” by Ruth Barnes, a.k.a. The Petite Gourmande. (To enter the drawing, send an e-mail to…

Complex Minestrone slays the vegetable dragon

This minestrone, from allrecipes.com,  is going to help me in my battle against my vegetable demons.

   October 22, 2014 11:21 am

I know this isn’t sexy, but I need to eat more vegetables and less red meat. That’s all there is to it. The fact is, I’m not alone. I’m American. Our diet is killing us. You want to know what is sexy? An incredible dinner recipe that will take care of three or four servings…