Breakfast in a Cookie


  I am forever recycling ingredients into cookies. This time it was a sweetened whole grain cereal with dried fruit that the kids conveniently ignored for months. So into cookie dough it went. They turned out to be great. Crispy and crunchy at first, then soft and pliable … [Read more...]

Chicken, Sausage and Seafood Gumbo


You don’t make a pot of gumbo for yourself–you make tomato soup for yourself or chicken noodle soup. According to Paul Prudhomme, gumbo’s a taste, a feeling, a party.” A Sunday night dish you make for family and friends. And who would know better?  When I started making gumbo … [Read more...]

Simple Sorrel Pesto


Sorrel wasn’t anything I had ever paid attention to. Until, I found my cohort Candace Floyd, on my doorstep with 3 giant gangly sorrel plants. Due to the warm winter, she  found herself overrun with spring sorrel and wanted to share.  I planted it, cut it back and 3 weeks later … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Spice-Rubbed Pork


I don’t know why, but slow cooker recipes haven’t historically appealed to me. When they do, they involve pork–specifically the butt or shoulder–a fatty cut just made for the slow cooker. That said, I made one the other night that was a keeper. I took a Latin roasted pork … [Read more...]