Celebrate Fall? Baked Jonagolds with Caramel Rum Ice Cream

I was gifted with a piano tuning and some hand-picked, organic, Mount Vernon-grown Jonagold apples. There’s nothing quite as pleasant on a rainy fall day as a warm house with the aroma of something delicious baking in the oven. Those three points are related. Today, while raking up another huge pile of those autumn leaves … More Celebrate Fall? Baked Jonagolds with Caramel Rum Ice Cream

Caramel & Kahlua Ice Cream with Kahlua Fudge Ribbon Globs

This ice cream was created last night instead of the consolation cream I’d hastily planned after the Great Peanut Butter Rolo Cookie Disaster. Before I texted a neighbor to ask if the Rolo-splattered Owlie could find a home with his family, I considered chopping the thing into bits and stirring it into a caramel ice … More Caramel & Kahlua Ice Cream with Kahlua Fudge Ribbon Globs

Chipotle Beef Shepherd’s Pie with Sharp Cheddar Cheese Sauce

A special visitor from London was hungry for home-cooking and home atmosphere on a jam-packed business itinerary at our local, gigantic online retailer of everything imaginable to humans, animals and robots. It featured meetings including business breakfasts, networking lunches and evening dinners/drinks with more business people. I asked my daughter to find out what our … More Chipotle Beef Shepherd’s Pie with Sharp Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Cilantro Chicken with Baba Khanooj: cross-cultural Long Meal Friday

I’m fond of mixing Mexican and Middle Eastern or Indian cuisines in the same meal, especially on a long-meal-Friday. * Tonight it was chicken breast marinated in dried cumin, coriander and red pepper flakes, fried a bit in the drippings left from roasting onions, red bell pepper and mushrooms, tossed with some fresh cilantro and … More Cilantro Chicken with Baba Khanooj: cross-cultural Long Meal Friday