This recipe, while it does use a strip or two of bacon, is a little lighter than most chowders because it doesn’t require cream. 1-2 strips of bacon, finely sliced 1 onion finely chopped 2 medium carrots finely chopped 1 large celery stalk finely chopped (or two small ones) 2  medium sized yukon golds, medium […]

lentil barley

It’s not the sexiest of dishes, but on a cold winter day, this lentil barley stew is what we’ve been craving.  With a fried or hard boiled egg on top and green salad on the side, it makes an easy, healthy, kid-friendly dinner and a great next-day lunch. Ingredients 1/2 cup of brown lentils 3/4 […]


I adapted this delicious chicken one-pot chicken from the Chicken Fricassee recipe we recently published in Martha Stewart Living. I lightened it up a bit by eliminating heavy cream, but otherwise I more or less followed the recipe. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds), cut into 11 pieces (reserve back and wing […]


This afternoon, I was seeing all the signs of fall and winter, the foods, the trees changing color, wild turkeys in the backyard and I was especially inspired by the ingredients from our last CSK (community-supported kitchen) box of the season. Here is what I cooked for a late fall lunch for myself, my husband […]

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