Strawberry “Pink and White” Cream Cheese Pie

Our CSA box from Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farms has been bountiful in the strawberry department.  So far we’ve netted around 9 pints of perfectly ripe, beautiful berries.  After eating lots of strawberries in salads, and just by themselves, I decided to make one of those old-fashioned cream cheese, whipped cream, and strawberry pies.  Browsing… Continue reading Strawberry “Pink and White” Cream Cheese Pie

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Crème Brûlée

Modified from Bon Appétit After my last episode of playing with fire in the kitchen, you might be surprised to see me back in there with a blowtorch.  Rest assured, nothing was engulfed in flames! This is my go-to recipe for crème brûlée that I found on Epicurious years ago.  I’ve since modified it to… Continue reading Crème Brûlée

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Modified from Bon Appétit / Epicurious Since our wedding anniversary is also New Year’s Eve, we decided to have a pre-anniversary get together with friends to usher in the New Year a day early.  We snacked from a table of nuts, cheese, and bacon-wrapped stuffed dates to help soak up all the alcohol from the… Continue reading Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Soup

This is a nice, simple soup for a cool evening!  This recipe is part of our feature on U.S. Wellness Meats, “Music and Meals to Warm You Up“.  Visit their website for free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, and other great products! Although I haven’t tried it, coconut milk can probably be substituted for the heavy cream… Continue reading Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Soup

Roasted Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This soup is really “Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Cheddar and Jack Cheese”, but that title isn’t very catchy.  Whatever you call it, it is hearty and delicious, and will warm up your belly on a chilly day. There’s no flour thickener in this soup!  Hand-blending the roasted vegetables in the pan thickened the soup,… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli Cheddar Soup