Sunchoke & Squash Soup Recipe

SOUPS ON! My Favorite Soups to Make Right Now

15 Soups to Make right now and into Winter’s Cooler Months. Creative, original soup recipes with wholesome ingredients bursting with flavor. A wonderful collection to try… before I send out all the Thanksgiving essential recipes! Sunchokes lend a creaminess to warm soups, perfectly paired with the velvety smooth Kabocha Squash for a wonderful Fall & […]

Thai Inspired Honeynut Squash Soup with Toasted Rice Garnish

Thai Inspired Honeynut Squash Soup with a Toasted Rice Garnish

My Favorite New Soup of the Season – Perfectly Seasoned and Quite Easy to Prepare. The fabulous creamy texture of Honeynut squash makes a velvety soup – Thai spices from an unexpected place – in a little can… how convenient! Roasted Honeynut Squash is added to a quick base of onions, shallots, ginger and garlic […]

Karen's Chunky Apple Maple Jelly on a Goat Cheese Crostini

Karen’s Chunky Apple Maple Jelly

So Simple and Irresistibly Delicious! The Key is two different Apples and a dose of really good maple syrup. Slather over your morning bread, for use as a topping for crostini as I did. A Chunky Jelly that’s definitely a little syrupy and ready to slather!  I’ve used a Macoun Apple (soft) and an Heirloom Hudson Golden […]

Karen's Garlic-Garlic Vinaigrette in a vintage Ball jar

Garlic-Garlic Vinaigrette (with my “Garlic Crisp” Recipe for Salads)

I’m Crazy About Garlic! This Amazing Zesty Vinaigrette uses Garlic Three Ways. Minced Garlic ~ Softened Garlic ~ Garlic Oil. Tangy, Garlicky – Liquid GOLD! Drizzle Over Salads and more. My Garlic-Garlic Vinaigrette uses GARLIC THREE WAYS: Raw Garlic; finely chopped Quick Garlic Confit; softened peeled cloves gently cooked in olive oil (a milder flavor […]

Perfectly cooked Garlic Crisps

Karen’s Garlic Crisps

Easy Garlic Chips baked in the oven until crispy and sweet, never bitter. A great accompaniment to toss onto salads, pasta and soup. When your craving an extra Garlic Kick – these crisps are sure to please! Simple to prepare. Sure, you can patiently cut garlic into thin slices… but this gadget does wonders! Leifheit […]

Chock full of Good-For-You Ingredients / Fall Vegetable Soup with Lentils & Buckwheat

Fabulous Fall Vegetable Soup with Lentils & Buckwheat

All your Fall Favorite Veggies with Two Gluten Free Grains (one is actually a seed) – Health in a Bowl! SOUPS ON ~ Warm up with this chunky & hearty broth soup: chop, stir, simmer – ENJOY! Use Vegetable broth for Vegan. I love to make a healthy Vegetable Soup in the Fall using what’s growing […]

Karen’s Garlic Confit ~ A Silky, Spreadable Condiment

Karen’s Garlic Confit ~ A Silky, Spreadable Condiment

Garlic Confit is a “must have” recipe for every cook. Luscious softened garlic surrounded by a blend of healthy oils. Use the cloves and garlic- infused oil for a subtle yet rich flavor. Ok – I’m obsessed with garlic! I rarely cook without it. Nicknamed “the stinking rose” – it’s the most common flavoring agent in […]

Karen's German Pink Pearl Apple Cake

Karen’s German Apple Cake with Pink Pearl Apples

Welcome Fall! Time to bake with freshly picked sweet & tart apples. An easy and delicious butter-moist cake is “sunken” as the apples are fanned and placed over the batter, which then rises up around them as the cake bakes. Top with my Maple Caramel Sauce for a little decadence! These Pink Pearl Apples are […]

Karen's Quick & Easy Maple Caramel Sauce

Karen’s Quick & Easy Maple Caramel Sauce for Desserts

A Quick Sauce – Great for Drizzling over Desserts and Ice Cream. Use only real maple syrup – I have used barrel aged Vermont maple syrup. Three main ingredients – So quick & easy to prepare! Heat Real Maple Syrup with butter Add Coconut Cream and simmer until thickened and reduced ~ 5 minutes. Sprinkle […]

corn pudding with cheddar & chipotle crust in vintage casserole

Last Days of Summer: What to Cook This Week

Sumptuous Summer Recipes to Cook Before Fall – The BEST OF Corn, Tomatoes, Peaches & Basil! These fresh ingredients are still in full-swing abundance at Farmers’ Markets and local stores. CORN: I haven’t had a bad ear of corn all summer! Absolutely the best Summer Corn Pudding! Use just picked corn for a side dish […]

Summer Quinoa Salad with Cucumbers, White & Yellow Corn, Roasted Chickpeas, Chopped Parsley with a Ginger Dressing

Quinoa Salad with Nectarines, Corn, Cucumber, Roasted Chickpeas and a Ginger Dressing

A Simple Summer Salad with Big Flavors! Quinoa is cooked fluffy with turmeric and local farm- fresh ingredients gets a topping of a quick Gingery Dressing. Not only is Quinoa Gluten Free – but  is so simple to cook! I add Turmeric for color and health values. Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is a type of edible seed […]

Very Veggie Summer Grilled Pizza

Karen’s Very Veggie Grilled Summer Pizza

Summer is a Wonderful Time to Grill Pizza! All Vegetables Have Local-Picked Flavor. My simple pizza dough recipe is easy to work with and gets blackened on the grill.  Use VEGGIES you like… I have used a mix of: Fairy Tale Eggplant (the little guys), Zephyr Zucchini, Yellow Pattypan Squash, Red Onion, Red, Orange & […]

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