Sylvie’s Tourtiere

From my December 2010 Newsletter

Christmas, more than any other holiday, seems to stir memories with its scents. The smell of briny seawater in the kitchen brings pictures of my grandfather shucking oysters on Christmas Eve. The scent of browning flour and chopped onions remind me of the production line of making meatballs for the […]

Leek and Potato Soup

From my October 2010 Newsletter

With fall comes the bright red, yellow, and orange of sugar maple, oak, and birch leaves changing, along with frost warnings and brisker air. Nothing feels better on a cold, dark evening than warm soup, hot chili, or a piping casserole. Comfort food that makes the season all that much […]

Noah’s Orzo-Rice Pilaf

From Honor of a Hunter

4 tablespoons butter or olive oil (I use a mixture of half butter and half oil) 1 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta) 1 cup regular long-grain rice 4 cups broth of choice (beef, chicken, vegetable, depending on main course) 1 tablespoon chopped chives

In a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, melt […]

Tex-Mex Tuna Fajitas

Inspired by Detour

See also Lorraine’s One-Bowl Brownies from Detour

I didn’t grow up eating spicy, so when we first moved to Fort Worth, even the mild salsa was too hot. But over the years we lived there, I learned to love the taste of chili, cumin and jalapeño peppers. Now that we’re back in […]

Peter’s Potato-Broccoli Frittata

From Personal Enemy

This is a quick, easy, healthy recipe. Serve with a salad and you have a light evening meal.

1 1/4 pounds potatoes (3 medium-large), peeled and finely diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 10 oz chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen) 6 green onions, cut into 1/4-inch slices 4 egg whites 4 whole eggs […]

Lazy Day Lasagna

To use with leftover sauce from Ellen’s Easy Spaghetti Sauce from Red Thunder Reckoning

I couldn’t tease you with the recipe, then not give it, so here it is.

8 ounces pasta of your choice 2 cups of spaghetti sauce 1 cup cottage cheese 1 10 oz package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and […]

Ellen’s Easy Spaghetti Sauce

From Red Thunder Reckoning, Flesh & Blood, Book 2

On busy nights, I’m all for something quick and easy and this recipe falls into that mold. The bonus, it makes a lot, which leaves enough sauce to make another family favorite—Lazy Day Lasagna.

1 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes 1 15 oz. can of […]

Beth’s Shepherd Pie

From A Little Christmas Magic See also Beth’s Russian Teacakes from A Little Christmas Magic

The way to a man’s heart is his stomach, goes the old saying. It worked for Beth :). This is classic New England comfort food.

2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon chives […]

Valentin’s Pizza

From Blackmailed Bride

Valentin’s way of showing he liked Cathlynn was to bake the muffins and pizza she asked for, even if they fell outside his usual repertoire. Pizza is one of those versatile foods. You can put just about anything on a crust and turn it into a […]