Yam Pie (serve with Maple Creme Anglaise for added yam-yum)

Crust – gluten free 1 bag of gluten free ginger snap cookies 3 Tbsp. brown sugar 3-4 Tbsp. butter, melted Pie Filling Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Place the yams directly on the oven rack on a piece of foil, as it will ooze. Bake the yams…

Fennel Braised Short Ribs over Mushroom and Pea Risotto

This is easily my favorite dish to make when I’m serving guests. Universally loved, endlessly versatile and just as good if made ahead, there is no downside to this meal. It is at once hardy and elegant. Its presentation is impressive.

Irish Cream Cheesecake

Everyone must know by now how much my family likes cheesecake, so I make at least one a week.  Seriously, at least one.  I also like to try different flavors.  This one is quite tasty and I must admit the idea to use Irish Cream came after I already added the heavy cream, so please…

Bolognese a/k/a Meat Sauce a/k/a More Please….

One of life’s truisms is that everyone loves pasta, don’t let them tell you otherwise – that is just an attempt to make you walk away from the pasta bowl to save more for them. Honestly.

Breakfast Casserole – gf

this dish fits into the Athletic Training menu, lots of Omega-3 eggs, turkey sausage, a starch and some dairy to start the day.

Candied Walnuts, Pecans work great too, gf

These nuts are fantastically versatile, I use warm winter spices at Christmas and for the boat in the summer I spice them with some heat and salt, which makes the beer even tastier.  You’re in the mood for some Asian food?  Substitute the spices with some Chinese Five Spice with the sugar base.  Yummy.  Oh,…