Chicken Sausage, Mushroom and Cheese Frittata

Breakfast Brunch Poultry Recipes Vegetables

I usually have at least a few cookbooks out from the library. They inspire me, entertain me and provide me with a stockpile of recipes to try. Checking out new cookbooks is also a good way to keep up with food trends. You’d think I’d have enough recipes by now, but I can’t seem to stop. . . Read more

Mushroom, Sweet Potato and Smoked Gouda Chowder

Chowder Recipes Soup Vegetables

We loved this soup. The combination of sweet potatoes and creamy gouda, with a little bacon throw in, is irresistible. Slices of mushroom add meatiness. Read more

Shepherd’s Stew with Dumplings

Beef Meat Recipes Soup Stew Vegetables

I came across this goody in my stack of untried soup recipes. It’s from the Food Network Kitchen’s The Chopped Cookbook: Use What You’ve Got to Cook Something Great. The recipe, a take on the classic Shepherd’s Pie*, says it takes 50 minutes to make, and that is about right. But contestants never get that much time on the Chopped TV show. Maybe the cookbook allows extra time for home cooks who are just as manic because we are making additional dishes. Read more