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Category Archives: Living in Elegant Simplicity
Soup Saturday Swappers are back; this month’s theme is root vegetables. This recipe for Roasted Golden Beet Borscht is simple to prepare and simply delicious.
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