Simple Spinach Quiche Recipe

This simple spinach quiche makes a filling and flavorful meal. When we have eggs to use up, quiche is one of our favorite solutions. We brought this quiche to a potluck and it was a hit. This recipe is vegetarian. Simple Spinach Quiche Recipe serves six Ingredients: 16 ounces frozen, chopped spinach * unsweetened pie…

Tomato Lentil Soup Recipe

This tomato and lentil soup was an experiment that turned out to be a great success. This soup made my mouth feel alive. It is sweet and tangy with a wonderful hearty texture. I love cooking with dried lentils, because they are cheap like dried beans and have similar nutrition as dried beans, but take…

Chicago-Style Hot Dog Recipe

My husband Morgan could be called a hotdog fan. The Chicago-style dog is one of his favorites. He says: “The hot dog is a humble food. Many of us who live outside of the large cities of the Northeast don’t get to experience the true beauty of the Hot Dog. All too often it’s a…

Shepherd’s Pie for Cold Weather Meal

Cold months are wonderful times to get warm and cozy by a crackling fire. It is the time to sit down with the family to a steaming hot meal. Sometimes that is easier said than done with schedules being what they are. Hot casseroles, like Shepherd’s pie, are always family favorites. They freeze well, are…

How to Make Homemade Corned Beef for St Patrick’s Day

What is Corned Beef? Corning beef was a way of pickling or preserving beef in the days before refrigeration. As early as the mid 1600s recipes spoke of pickling or corning beef. Corn was another word for a small, hard, particle. The corn in corned beef refers to the coarse grains of salt used in…

Cuban Sandwich Recipe: Grilled with Pork, Pickles, and Swiss Cheese

Like the Philly Cheesesteak, the Cuban Sandwich is quickly becoming an icon of Pop-Americana food culture. This unique grilled and pressed sandwich–combining soft white bread with ham, pork roast, Swiss cheese, and pickles–was imported by Cuban immigrants in the Florida keys. The Cuban sandwich has since been made famous by Tampa and Miami street vendors,…

Kielbasa Sausage Stir Fry Recipe with Onion and Peppers

I grew up in Portland, Oregon, and I did not move to Western North Carolina until I was an adult, so the culture of the Northwestern United States was very formative for me. Included in that, of course, are all of the foods that my mother cooked for us while we were growing up. I…

Dressing up Organic French Onion Soup

As I descended to the garden, I could see the thunderheads coming over the mountains to the south, heavy rain below them making the mountains misty. I picked quickly, filling my bags with tomatoes and peppers. The wind was picking up, whipping the tops of the trees to and fro. I was not quick enough….

Bison Meatballs Recipe: a Healthy Alternative

My husband picked up some organic ground bison meat on sale at the farmer’s market last week, and he had been itching to use it ever since. When a plain meal of spaghetti was slated for the evening, he pulled out the bison meat to defrost so that he could enhance his serving with something…