Try this over burgers.
I love watching Chopped on Hulu. One episode the chefs were given a baked potato as a basket ingredient. One of the contestants decided to make gnocchi with the baked potato. We had two baked potatoes we did not eat after we had pigged out on king crab legs the night before, so I thought … Continue reading Baked Potato Gnocchi with Sage, Spinach and Pine Nuts
Not much to say other than fall colors are fantastic this year. Only unusual aspect of this Autumn is all of the trees turned yellow or orange. Hardly any flaming reds. We took these photos on a very rainy day. We were afraid the foliage would be gone before we had a chance to shoot … Continue reading On a rainy October day.
Made this last night and it turned out really good. We had some thick-cut smoked pork chops left over from Laura's mom's freezer and wanted to use them. Also had some left over butternut squash from a previous recipe (Butternut Squash Soup.) I did this in a perfect little Guardian Service vintage braising dish that … Continue reading Braised Pork Chops with Butternut Squash
Once again the Oregonian comes through with an article that I need. 12 autumn hikes to see fall colors around Portland. I've been doing a really good job of staying on top of the hiking and getting my step count up. But it's becoming even more important with the Fall weather, heavier food and bigger … Continue reading Getting in shape the Oregon way: Fall Hikes
As much as I write here, I'm not actually a huge presence among blogs. I mostly just write my own and keep to myself. However a friend of mine does and will occasionally send me recipes. One of them really caught my attention for a more Fall-themed meal that involved one of my favorite meats, … Continue reading Pork Chops with Shallots and Apples
Once a month, our local supermarket has a "Seafood Extravaganza," which is a big deal. They bring in hundreds of pounds of seafood and sell it all in one day. We got there early to snag some of our favorite King Crab Legs. They're expensive but once in a while you have to splurge and … Continue reading Grilled King Crab Legs
We've been in Wisconsin for over two months and today, I finally buckled and bought some Cheese Curds. Good thing the Ice Cream Stand is closed for the season or I would have payed them a visit as well. Anyway, back to cheese curds. A huge aspect of cheese curds is they have to be … Continue reading The Truth About – Cheese Curds
Found this recipe in a Woman's Day magazine. It was written intending for it to be cooked in an Instant Pot. Well, we don't have one of those up here in the North Woods of Wisconsin, but the dish sounded like something we would enjoy, so we improvised. The pasta and meatballs were supposed to … Continue reading Asian Noodles and Meatballs
My dearest friend Gitta gave me four beautifully designed Oktoberfest mugs. Gitta, Norbert, Jim, and I all attended Oktoberfest together several years ago. Every year an artist's design for a coffee mug is selected and that vessel represents Oktoberfest for that year. At the end of a very long and exciting day, Gitta insisted we … Continue reading Petite Octoberfest Mugs