Green Chile & Beef Pies

Green Chile Beef Pies

Green Chile Beef Pies

Empanadas, pasties, pies…these are known by many names, but are they different?  In my quest to make these little gems for dinner, I found a delicious recipe for empanada dough from Mark Bittman’s book How to Cook Everything.  This dough was superb…flaky, tender, light & delicious.  It got me thinking, however, Continue reading

Homemade Pretzel Dogs

Homemade Pretzel Dogs

Homemade Pretzel Dogs

I’ve certainly made my fair share of homemade pretzels over the years, but never pretzel dogs.  I decided to try a recipe my husband found in the newspaper for pretzel rolls.   Then I did a bit of research to figure out the logistics of making the pretzel dog.  Some of the methods Continue reading

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Mushrooms

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Mushrooms

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Mushrooms

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

The vegetable you love, with the flavors you can’t resist.

My family loves brussel spouts.  In fact, this recipe is due to the fact that I had only 1/2 of a package of frozen brussel sprouts left.  I bought them only last week, & in that short amount of time, Continue reading

El Tour de Tucson & How to Sew a Musette

Musette Feed Bag

Musette Feed Bag

What is El Tour de Tucson? It’s a cycling event which attracts about 10,000 participates from all around the world each year, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  The main event is a 104 mile ride around the perimeter of Tucson, AZ.  I’m proud to say that I have family members who are avid cyclists, & fierce competitors who tackle this ride each year.   That’s not the most amazing part Continue reading

Toasted Egg, Cheese & Bacon Sandwich

Toasted Egg, Cheese & Bacon Sandwich

Toasted Egg, Cheese & Bacon Sandwich

Comfort food…it comes in many forms, & more often than not, it’s very simple but delicious.  One of my favorites is just a fried egg sandwich on soft buttered bread.  For this version, I was looking for something a little more substantial to serve with soup for dinner.   Continue reading

Crooked Neck Squash & Tater Soup

Crooked Neck Squash & Tator Soup

Crooked Neck Squash & Tator Soup

This week’s rescued produce included a bunch of yellow crooked neck squash, which I adore!  I grew up having fresh squash sliced, cooked, topped with butter,  & seasoned with only a little salt & pepper.  To this day, I believe there is no better way to serve yellow squash.  The mildness of this squash is only enhanced by simple preparation & seasoning.  I love the tender little seeds with each mouthful.  So delicious!

So, in keeping it simple & showcasing this lovely vegetable, I made this delicious squash & potato soup. Continue reading