Archive for November, 2013

The Scent of Christmas

My friends and family know I’m pretty picky about smells.  We’ve always joked that I could go live in Paris and become a “nose” at a parfumerie because I’m so sensitive to scents.  If I… Read more »

November 30, 2013 | Miscellaneous

Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Smooth, creamy mashed potatoes are so 1974, aren’t they?  I mean, who has the energy to peel potatoes?? I surely don’t.  Call them “smashed” and you can get away with chunky, unpeeled potatoes. I, personally,… Read more »

November 21, 2013 | Sides

Fresh Cranberry and Apple Salad

I’ve mentioned here several times that I don’t like cranberry sauce (not fresh or canned).  But I do really enjoy fresh cranberries!  This salad combines creamy goat cheese, crunchy walnuts, a sweet vinaigrette, tart cranberries,… Read more »

November 6, 2013 | Soup and Salad

How To Grate Parmesan Cheese

Parmesan is the most misunderstood of the cheeses.  It sits on the table at the pizza place (huh? shouldn’t cheese stay in the refrigerator?), it comes shredded in tubs next to the Kraft singles in… Read more »

November 4, 2013 | Miscellaneous