Smoked Pork Chops and Mustard Mash

01/01/11 Looks strange, doesn’t it?  It’s difficult to believe that we’ve quietly slipped into the next decade with no special fanfare or hoopla.  The 21st Century is 1/10 over.  Yes…it’s true.  I tried to recalculate the numbers but I just kept coming back to the same answer.  One tenth gone.  Lots of good things happened [Read More]

Ina’s Easy Cranberry Apple Cake

If you don’t have Ina’s new book, How Easy Is That?, there is still time to add it to your Christmas list. Whenever I buy one of her cookbooks I have full confidence that I will like most, if not all, of the recipes it contains, and this new book is no exception.  The recipes [Read More]

Salmon Cakes

I prepared a lovely salmon during the week and had just enough left over for this terrific recipe for salmon cakes. I make crab cakes regularly, love salmon, but don’t have extra very often, so this was the perfect opportunity to make some of these delicious little cakes .             [Read More]

Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

My daughter was lamenting recently about how unappealing and uninspired winter vegetables can be. We become so spoiled by the end of the summer by all the wonderful offerings at the farmer’s market that we aren’t too inspired by the usual cabbages, potatoes and squash available through the winter months. I even get tired of [Read More]