Cheesy Ham Poof (Cheesy Name) and Nantucket Cranberry Pie

Baked goods Blog Breakfast Brunch Cake Casserole Easy Pie Recipes

I love everything about brunch; the time of day,  the relaxed atmosphere, the foods. Especially the food. Read more

Split Pea Soup and Spinach Feta Bread

Baked goods Blog Recipes Soup Vegetables

This bread and soup make a wonderful combination, and not just visually. I’ve been making the split pea soup for years, based on the recipe in The New Basics by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso. I was saddened last year when Lukins died; she was a big influence on me and many other cooks, and I was hoping for more cookbooks from her. The bread recipe is from Whole Grain Breads by Machine or Hand by Beatrice Ojakangas. It’s a nice cookbook because it gives instructions for making the breads by hand, with a mixer or food processor or bread machine. I like to use the bread machine to mix it, then shape it myself and bake it in the oven. Those are the instructions I’ve provided. Read more

Crab Chowder

Blog Chowder Recipes Seafood Soup Vegetables

This chowder is tasty and creamy without being too guilt-inducing. I  made a few changes to a recipe from Fresh and Simple Quick-Simmering Soups from Better Homes and Gardens. (I like the whole Fresh and Simple series, which includes Pasta Pronto, 5 O’Clock Grill and Super Suppers). Read more

Apple-Cheddar Soup

Blog Chowder Soup Vegetarian

This is a 2007 Better Homes and Gardens recipe that I found filed among my 8 or 10 notebooks of recipes I gathered from the Internet, magazines and library cookbooks. It’s a handy way to use any leftover cider, but it’s also worth buying it just for this recipe. Read more