Healthier Hot Artichoke and Garlic Dip

hot artichoke dip

Everyone in my family loves hot artichoke dip. What is not to love, really, about a dish so creamy, so cheesy, and so replete with garlic… especially when it’s right out of the oven. Because it is so creamy and cheesy (most recipes call for mayonnaise or sour cream, as well as cream cheese and … Read more

Vegetarian Minestrone with Fennel and Watercress

minestrone with fennel

Cookbooks, food magazines, and many, many food blogs are a constant source of inspiration for me, but lately I’ve been cooking a lot from my own archives. I love to tweak my own recipes, to make them new and different: sometimes they turn out even better than before. I imagine I will be doing more … Read more

Baby Spinach Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts, Pear, and Parmesan

I’m sort of a salad freak. I’ll put pretty much anything in a salad, and I rarely make exactly the same salad twice. Here’s a new one that I just love. I love the mild flavor of baby spinach as well as the simplicity of using it- there is no chopping required. And as far … Read more