Lynn’s Crab Cake Sauce

This recipe happened when I was at my friend Lynn’s house. (All royalties should be sent to her. The address is……just kidding.) I thought we should have a sauce for the crab cakes I made. I had mayo, capers, and Old Bay; after a taste test, Lynn suggested adding some dill and some pepper. Good…

Lamb Bolognese with Campanella Pasta

Sometimes you just need some pasta. I mixed this up a bit using lamb and cream to do a take off of the lamb parpadelle at Bella Vita in Manassas. Lots of herbs, spice, and al dente pasta. I hope you like it. 1 28-oz can marinara sauce1/2 red onion (any onion works), diced3 cloves…

5 rules for fall and holiday baking

As we get closer to the holidays, we start to bake more. This is exciting stuff, but are you ready to excel this year? I have some ideas that you may want to try to up your baking game. If you are the star of the cookie exchange or the mom with all the requests…

Sweet Potato & Kale

I know I don’t do a lot of veggie dishes and don’t bet money that will change. This has veggies I like – sweet potatoes, kale, and red onion. It also has spices I love – cumin, red pepper, cinnamon and lots of pepper. I added a little apple cider to sweeten everything up. I…

Chocolate soufflé

Classic French fare. Great for a special dinner at home. It’s simpler than the results would suggest. This one will be a big hit. I hope you like it. 4 ounces dark chocolate (50-60 % cacao) 1 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon cream of tartar1 pinch salt4 tablespoons sugar plus more for coating dishes6 eggs, separatedButter for…