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Creamy Lemon Pasta with Peas and Optional Ham

Creamy Lemon Pasta with Peas and Optional Ham

Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in One Dish Two Ways

This pasta dish has been on my mind for some time. And, yeah, it’s been in my stomach more than a few times, too. First, I had to get the recipe just right. Then, I had a heckuva time getting decent photos of the stuff, so I had to keep making it. Over and over and over.

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Crock Pot Vegetarian Split Pea & Cauliflower Soup with Optional Ham Add-In

Crock Pot Vegetarian Split Pea & Cauliflower Soup with Optional Ham Add-In

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in One Dish Two Ways

The weather here in the Seattle area has been so, so strange. Just over a week ago, a dense fog descended upon us, and didn’t lift until yesterday. Apparently, it’s called a “fog storm.” Really, it just made me feel like I was living inside a horror movie for seven days. Without the blood, gore, stupid dialogue, and tense jumpy moments, thank goodness.

Naturally, living in pea soup made me want to make pea soup. I think out of the box like that.

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Cheesy Broccoli Soup in Sourdough Bread Bowls with Optional Ham

Cheesy Broccoli Soup in Sourdough Bread Bowls with Optional Ham

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in One Dish Two Ways

With winter right around the corner, you can’t have enough warm, comforting dinner recipes in your arsenal. I mean, does anything take the edge off of a cold, dreary day any better than a steaming, cheesy bowl of, say, cheesy broccoli soup? In a bread bowl, no less?

Okay, maybe a roaring fire would take the edge off too. Or a bubble bath with a Lush bath bomb (butterball, please) followed up with a fresh new pair of fuzzy socks. Or a cuddle on the sofa and an episode of Breaking Bad queued up on Netflix.

But today we’re talking about comfort food so we’ll pretend that winter is your fever, and this cheesy broccoli soup is your only cure …  your cowbell.

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