Popovers

I have always absolutely loved popovers. Anything bready and eggy is always my jam, and that’s pretty much all that popovers are, bread and egg. Unfortunately, mine didn’t pop at all. Possible causes: I used gluten-free flour — so maybe next time add a smidge of baking powder? Another possibility is that the gluten-free flour … Read more

Sweet & Tangy Cabbage-Orange Salad

This is such a yummy twist on coleslaw, without all that goopy mayonnaise. The pine nuts give it a terrific little something. But if you don’t have any on hand, walnuts would make an acceptable sub. I got it from The Spruce Eats and modified it. Makes 9, 1/2-cup servings; 123 calories per serving 1/3c … Read more

Chicken tortilla soup

I found this recipe on Pinterest of all places – and it’s both easy to make and super yummy! A full tablespoon of chili pepper gives it a heat that lingers on the tongue without setting your mouth on fire; the sour cream (and optional cheese) cools that a bit. Approx 275 cal + 18g … Read more

Cherry Pie

It was my mom’s 81st birthday (or would have been) yesterday; and since she always asked for cherry pie instead of birthday cake, I decided to make one in her honor. I used this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction (the same folks who gave me this awesome bagels recipe). But I’ve got a few notes: … Read more

Oatmeal-chocolate-chip-raisin cookies

The top note in this recipe is definitely the oatmeal. Meaning, your first bite tells your brain, “This is an oatmeal cookie.” The raisins give it the chew and fruity sweetness I find I can’t do without in an oatmeal cookie; and the chocolate chips just bring the whole thing home. I’m thinking that some … Read more

Pork Shoulder Roast

In winter, my craving for bone-in roast meat always skyrockets – and a pork shoulder roast is one of my favorites. Not only do I absolutely love the juicy, crispy garlic-y flavor of the meat, but it’s also quite inexpensive – about $5/pound. Plus, it’s the one bone-in roast that Whole Foods consistently carries. (Trader … Read more