Sylvie’s Tourtiere

Sylvie’s Tourtiere

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 ragoût. Then there’s the chocolate…

Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup

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 (like this leek and potato soup), hot chili, or a piping casserole. Comfort food that makes the season that much…

Tex-Mex Tuna Fajitas

Tex-Mex Tuna Fajitas

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 New England, I like to revisit this taste I learned…

Lazy Day Lasagna

Lazy Day Lasagna

The lazy in lazy day lasagna refers to the cook feeling lazy. This was one of my kids’ favorite dinners when they were growing up. It’s quick and easy; perfect for busy school nights with too many after-school activities. This is recipe you can make with leftover spaghetti sauce from Ellen’s Easy Spaghetti Sauce from…