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Category Archives: Living in Elegant Simplicity
The first sign of spring is always teeny, tiny, baby asparagus; what better way to showcase it than in a salad topped with a creamy poached egg, shaved Parmesan cheese and a zesty lemon vinaigrette?
This month’s theme for #SoupSwappers is Let’s Go International; this recipe for Sicilian Meatball Soup brings you the flavors of Sicily in a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs soup. Links to all the other international soups are included.
Top your favorite salad, fruit, or slaw with this recipe for Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing, done two ways: Traditional Mayonnaise and Greek Yogurt; both sweetened with honey.
Take all those scraps of cheese hanging out in your refrigerator and make this French cheese spread recipe: Fromage Fort! Traditionally made by blending together pieces of different leftover cheeses, white wine and garlic, it is a great way to … Continue reading
This Tomato Leek Soup recipe is today’s comfort food offering; it is thick and chunky and so flavorful it
This Apple Pear Cake recipe is chock full of flavor and easy to make, no matter your baking skill. Fresh apple and pear; pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg are all included. There’s nothing more perfect for a cold winter night than … Continue reading
My variation on the traditional: Pork Cordon Bleu. This recipe uses a thin pounded pork loin slice in a roulade around a slice of Black Forest Ham and a chunk of Swiss cheese, breaded and pan-fried. It’s simple to do, super … Continue reading
This creamed spinach recipe is easy to prepare and is rich in flavor, without floating in butter or cheese. I make this often for us in the fall and winter when hot, creamy, comfort-food is what we crave.
This recipe for Pear and Tart Cherry Chutney is an English-style chutney, using both fresh fruit (pears) and dried fruits (tart cherries and golden raisins). It’s a perfect relish-type jam that pairs wonderfully with cheeses, used as a sandwich spread, … Continue reading