Hurricane Irma’s Baked Spaghetti

 A wild weather week for Florida! With time to prepare, evacuate, get out of the way, shelter in place or some combination there remains the stress of waiting and anticipating.  Mother Nature can be incredibly generous and she can be equally devastating.  This month alone Harvey doused Texas and Louisiana, and Irma exploded on the … Continue reading Hurricane Irma’s Baked Spaghetti

The Luck of the Irish and Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Ireland is like one big picnic spot~Bailey KnappI feel like I need to start this post with a resounding  "America there is nothing Irish about corned beef and cabbage!" Okay, there I feel better. Who knew?  It is believed that when the Irish came to America corned beef was cheap, readily available and soon became the … Continue reading The Luck of the Irish and Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Savoring the Season: Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples

The pleasure of simple, warm comfort foods this time of year is irresistible. With cooler weather comes new cravings.  Cravings for heartier and more substantial dishes (think homemade mac n' cheese, mashed potatoes, creamy soups, chicken pot pie and meat loaf).  We might crave comforting classic dishes but we don't like piling on the pounds … Continue reading Savoring the Season: Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples

Sunday Supper: Adoración’s Spanish Paella

Paella is a classic Spanish dish that is defined as a rice stew  A dish made of saffron flavored rice with chicken, shellfish, and a variety of other ingredients cooked together to create a communal style meal, meaning that everyone finds a place around the pan to enjoy. Americans tend to lean into the belief that … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Adoración’s Spanish Paella

Sunday Supper: Pollo Con Arroz Amarillo (Chicken with Yellow Rice)

The heart and soul of a Spanish home is its kitchen.  Our family traveled to Spain this summer. We spent two weeks with our host family who shared their hospitality, culture and food, with us.  Our lives are forever changed.  I will be working on a post about our experience which included the privilege of … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Pollo Con Arroz Amarillo (Chicken with Yellow Rice)

Sunday Supper: Good Old Fashioned Fried Chicken

There is no rhyme or reason, why southern comfort foods have recently taken up residence in my head, it started with peach cobbler and now….well, it has drifted off to fried chicken.   Maybe it is the sizzling sound, the crispy skin or maybe it is the comfort of the flavorful fat.I needed a good … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Good Old Fashioned Fried Chicken

Sunday Supper: Tuscan Herb Infused Roast Pork

Sunday Supper is a tradition in our family.   We consider this our opportunity to reconnect with our family and friends.   It serves as a reminder of what is really important in our lives, and I can't think of a better way to sustain our relationships than with a good meal shared together.  This … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Tuscan Herb Infused Roast Pork

Sunday Supper: Perfect Roast Chicken

 Simple, real food on this Sunday shared with family and friends is what eating is all about....Enjoy!Perfect Roast ChickenServes 6-8Adapted from Ina GartenIngredients:2- 5-6 lb. Roasting ChickensKosher salt Freshly ground black pepper1 head of garlic, cut in half, crosswiseSprigs of Rosemary2 lemons quartered2 medium onions quarteredOlive OilDirections:Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.Remove any excess fat, … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Perfect Roast Chicken

Sunday Supper: Poblano, Mushroom and Potato Tacos

Last weekend I was experiencing a taco craving and thought it would be a good Sunday Supper meal for the family.  There was a point in which I was looking for a recipe that I stopped and considered how we typically eat tacos (sigh).  A pound of hamburger meat, a packet of taco seasoning Blech! … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Poblano, Mushroom and Potato Tacos