Archive for the ‘Seasonal’ Category

Acorn Squash Beef Stroganoff

This is another fantastic fall dinner. The flavor work great together adding an autumnal twist to a familiar favorite. You can use acorn squash or butternut squash for this recipe. Serve this over egg noodles. Recipe: Acorn Squash Beef Stroganoff Summary: Adapted from Bitchin’ Camero Ingredients 1 tbsp. Olive Oil 2 Shallots -minced 1 cup [...]

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Chicken & Apple Fall Stew

Stews make great dinners on chilly nights. This lighter version made with chicken and apples is perfect on a fall night and a nice alternative to the more traditional version. It was also a quick meal for a busy weeknight. I made a Quick Rosemary-Olive Oil Bread to go along with it. The bread paired [...]

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Halloween Weekend – Party Idea

With Halloween coming up next week, what a great excuse to get families together and have some fun.  I love this time of year for outdoor autumnal events. And a pumpkin party can be carried out beautifully without too much work or expense. Here are my ideas for a picture perfect pumpkin party. Party Details: [...]

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Peachy Brown Sugar Bourbon Ice Cream

I love ice cream, especially homemade. I still have peaches left so i concocted this peach ice cream for dessert. I saw Sass & Veracity’s recipe for Peachiest Peach Ice Cream with Attitude recently.  This is my version. Alcohol doesn’t freeze, so I like adding a little to ice-cream to keep the ice cream from [...]

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Ricotta Gnocchi with Roasted Summer Vegetable Wine Sauce

Dinner tonight. I recently discovered Ricotta Gnocchi. I had to try it. I wanted to make it light and summery so I came up with this light flavorful sauce loaded with summer’s bounty of zucchini, eggplant and tomatoes. My husband though feels a meal is not a meal without meat. So for him, I served [...]

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Spicy Peach Tart

Today I found in the freezer a sheet of puffed pastry wanting to become a tart. A spicy sultry summertime white peach tart. In the liquor cabinet I found ginger brandy and from  the spice drawer I grabbed Chinese 5 spice – perfect! I did however encounter one little mishap. I got busy with the [...]

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It’s Peach Season – White Peach and Raspberry Sangria

It is August and that means peaches are in season. As has been become tradition for my son and I  we headed out the orchard. The three of us my 6 year old son, my 3 year old daughter and I.  We picked 12 lbs of peaches.  We couldn’t resist the red raspberries dotting the [...]

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