Top Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Top Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Top Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

Living in Tucson, we don’t have to worry about many cold nights.   On those few nights when a little warming up is in order, nothing is better than some good old fashioned, comfort food straight from the oven. 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

Rescuing Produce & Market Day Vegetable Soup

Market Day Vegetable Soup

Market Day Vegetable Soup

There’s a seasonal program that my sister Jill & I took advantage of last year, that “rescues” produce that would normally go to waste.  This organization of volunteers network to obtain & distribute this produce before is expires.  For a small fee, you can fill a box or basket Continue reading

Roasted Vegetables with Wild Rice & Balsamic Reduction

Roasted Vegetables with Wild Rice & Balsamic Reduction

Roasted Vegetables with Wild Rice & Balsamic Reduction

She wasn’t kidding, my sister Jill, that is.  She has been raving about the glories of balsamic vinegar reduction for ages, but I finally succumbed.  I’m delighted that I finally listened & tried it for myself!  Jill is one of my 3 sisters, the one who has the elegant dinner parties, of which she cooks & bakes all on her own.  She’s very skilled in the kitchen, and entertains like no one’s business!  (Why is it that I feel like I’m naming off the personalities of the Spice Girls whenever I describe one of my sisters?)!  Yikes!

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Pork Sirloin with Spicy Peach Chutney

Pork Sirloin with Spicy Peach Chutney

Pork Sirloin with Spicy Peach Chutney

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

Pork is always enhanced with a sweet side dish.  Growing up it was not unusual for us to have a side of applesauce with pork chops.  So for tonight’s dinner, I was inspired by the roasted green Anaheim peppers that our neighbors (and friends!) brought over to us today, along with Continue reading