Saturday, October 29, 2011



Halloween Mashed Potatoes
     This was actually a totally unexpected surprise.  I was boiling potatoes to make pierogies and had a couple of extra carrots in the fridge.  I decided to throw them in the water too.  It was a mash potato melting pot that started with many purple potatoes.  A couple of days later when I pulled the potatoes out of the fridge and began mashing them I immediately thought of halloween when I saw the color.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011



Apple Puff Pancake
       This was a delicious way to start the day with my hubby, though I really ate most of it.  I was never a big fan of puffed pancakes until now.  One time I made a large dutch baby for my sister and hubby.  Lets just say it put a damper on our weekend  home cookin :(  The sliced apples added nice texture to balance out this very soft pancake, and perhaps it was more successful simply because of the size.  Great use for the apple.

Sunday, October 16, 2011



Vanilla Cinnamon Applesauce
     I've probably eaten more apples this season than I have in any other.  The fresh pickings at the farmers' market have been hitting the spot.  In the kitchen we have been whipping up some fun stuff, like this easy applesauce, which I plan on pairing with some pork and pierogies.  The scent that fills the house..........