Turkey Noodle Soup 

Last week was Thanksgiving. We had such an incredible turkey! The gravy was divine. You might think a turkey is a turkey is a turkey, but you’d be wrong. You just can’t beat a fresh, local bird! I’ve been cooking Thanksgiving turkey every year for twenty years, and I usually worry that there won’t be…

Chocolate Ice Cream

Smooth, rich, chocolate ice cream. Homemade ice cream is so decadent and delicious. The only part that really has a learning curve is separating the egg yolks from the whites. You can buy all sorts of gizmos for this, but I think the best tools are the ones you were born with: your hands. If…

Black Raspberry Frozen Custard

  If you’ve ever been to Abbott’s in Rochester, NY, you probably know that black raspberry frozen custard is a thing. Abbott’s first custard stand opened back in 1926, across the street from Lake Ontario. It was a popular spot for beachgoers in the summertime. They’ve since expanded to a handful of other areas, but…

Grilled Lemon-Bay Shrimp

Fresh, bright, delicious! This is one of my favorite recipes for the summer. It’s so simple, but the way the bay and lemon complement the shrimp is just perfect. It’s really easy to make, too. Sometimes I buy my shrimp already peeled and deveined because it saves a fair amount of time and effort. If…

The Frozen Custard vs. Ice Cream Trial, Part 2: Strawberry Ice Cream

Here’s the second recipe in The Frozen Custard vs. Ice Cream Trial. Click here for Part 1: Strawberry Frozen Custard. They’re both incredibly delicious! You’ll find a printer-friendly version of this recipe, which I’ve adapted (with very little change) from Serious Eats, at the bottom of this page. Ingredients: 30 ounces fresh, local, in-season strawberries, divided (a little…

Fresh Ginger-Orange Chutney

A tiny bit tart, a hint of sweetness, and a playful nip of ginger. This bright chutney is the perfect accompaniment for Apple-Barley Chickpea Curry. You certainly can serve it immediately, but you’ll enjoy it even more if you make it a day or two ahead of time. I don’t remember where I got these…

Three-Bean Chili For A Crowd (Slow Cooker)

  Nothing beats a hot bowl of chili on a blustery winter day. Plenty of things are tied, mind you, such as Homemade Hot Cocoa, French Honey Bread, and Beef Stew. But did you ever notice that chili is just as delicious in hot weather? There’s something about spicy food that makes you feel warmer in the winter and…