Sweet Potato Tzimmes

Sweet Potato Tzimmes SGGood morning, everyone. As promised, today I’m sharing with you the recipe for Sweet Potato Tzimmes. Typically served on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles – the original Thanksgiving), this dish can be served at any time. Great for traditional Thanksgiving dinner, Hanukkah, or any other fall meal, this is a dish that can be served hot as a side dish or even at room temperature as a not-too-sweet dessert. And, it can be made ahead of time! Sweet Potato Tzimmes recipe!

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Steak and Pepper Stir Fry

Steak & Pepper Stir Fry picGood morning, everyone! It’s that time of year when you’re either grinning ear to ear because the weather has cooled off enough that your peppers and other plants are producing like crazy (harvest time!), or you’re scrambling to get everything off the vine before the first frost arrives. Either way, you may find yourself with an abundance of peppers. If you don’t want to stuff them (with beef or with chicken), why not try them in a stir fry? You could use your garlic and onions, too. Steak & Pepper Stir Fry!

Hearty Meat Pie

Meat Pie PicGood morning, everyone! Can you believe it? I’m sharing with you TWO recipes this week? I’ve been cooking up a storm – in spite of the fact that I’m working my fingers to the bone on my job. (Hmmm….maybe that’s making me hungrier than usual?) Anyway, I’ve got another autumn meal in store for you today. Hearty Meat Pie!

Winter Squash Bisque Soup

Winter Squash Bisque Soup PicYesterday, I decided I wanted to come up with a recipe for bisque soup, using my Black Futsu squash. It is a winter squash that is a little sweeter than butternut squash. This recipe is what I made last night for supper, served with beer-cooked beef brats (thanks to my Garden Wilson) – a totally autumn meal! It was a hit around the table! Definitely a keeper – and a sharer. Continue reading

Herb Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Feta

Herb Roasted Eggplant & Tomatoes - with feta over couscous SG

Last week, I had an abundance of eggplant to cook up, and I just didn’t feel like making eggplant parmesan or eggplant fries. I looked around my kitchen and realized I had a good bunch of paste tomatoes and garlic, too, as well as a block of feta cheese. I wondered if I could make something with those ingredients that would taste yummy. Boy, was I successful! Herb Herb Roasted Eggplant & Tomatoes with Feta recipe!

Garden-Beef Stir Fry

Garden-Beef Stir Fry Pic

Yesterday, that sub-tropical-but-not storm from the Bahamas arrived off the South Carolina coast. While at work downtown, I watched the squall lines come ashore, grateful I was inside. It was a deluge! Thankfully, I live further inland, and my garden received only a nice steady rain. However, the storm didn’t bring warm air with it. It was actually a little “raw,” in the low 60s with a stiff breeze and rain. I needed something warm to fill my belly when I got home from work, and I wanted to use my recent harvest of chard and peas. So, my Garden Wilson and I got creative together in the kitchen, and we whipped up this stir fry that tasted so wonderful, I had to share it with you. Garden-Beef Stir Fry recipe!

Southern Greens

Southern Greens pic

I never thought this Yankee gal would be sharing a recipe for Southern greens, but here it is. My southern readers won’t need this recipe, but everyone else around the country should try this…at least once. I admit, this is my version – which is kosher (no pork/fatback) – but my southern-born son, whose stepmom is as southern as they come (and makes great greens), told me my greens are pretty good. So, there you have it. A southerner’s stamp of approval. Southern Greens recipe!

Beef Bone Broth Soup

Beef Bone Broth Soup pic

I love home made soup. Any kind of soup. But I didn’t realize the intense flavor I’d been missing because I’d never had soup made with long-simmered bone broth. Not only is bone broth tastier and richer than a mere stock, it’s also extremely healthy! (For information on the health of bone broth, read Wellness Mama’s article, “Bone Broth Benefits for Health.”) With all the snow, cold, and wind over the country today (even in the South), I thought it a perfect day to share with you my bone broth recipe. Beef Bone Broth Soup!

Italian Chicken Soup

Italian Chicken Soup pic

It’s definitely winter in most of the country – below freezing temperatures, brutal wind chills, and snow, snow, and more snow. Even in the South, we’re having nights below freezing. It’s also cold and flu season. And one of the best ways to warm up – as well as help you through a cold (or just boost your immune system) – is to eat homemade chicken soup. Whether you call it Jewish penicillin or Italian love in a bowl, it’s always yummy! Here’s my recipe for Italian chicken soup. It’s definitely good for what ails ya! Italian chicken soup recipe!

Ginger Rum Hot Toddy

Ginger Rum Hot Toddy pic

With the cold weather and my office sounding like a TB clinic, I thought I’d warm myself up – and help my immune system – with a hot toddy. I’m not much of a drinker, but now and again (especially when I’m at a regatta party in the summer) I like to have a Dark & Stormy (a trademarked drink made of Gosling’s dark rum, ginger beer, and a twist of lime). So, I thought I’d create a hot toddy that reminded me of a Dark & Stormy. Ginger Rum Hot Toddy!