Author Archives: Marilyn

Almond Slices

Click here to view recipe. The roots of this recipe are circuitous, which most recipes actually are – at least the ones I adore.  Let’s begin at the beginning.  True story: while hiking with me in Mexico, my sister Susan … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Yellow Split Pea, Barley and Vegetable Soup

I first posted this recipe back in November of 2012 – where has the time gone?! I wanted to share it again because it’ll be simmering away in my kitchen on September 29 when the family descends on my home … Continue reading

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Eclipse Bittersweet Hot Fudge Sauce

Click here to view recipe. OK you fellow chocoholics, listen up.  If you are like me and answer YES to the following three statements, then this one is for you! I love chocolate I always choose the darkest chocolate I … Continue reading

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One Pot Summer Halibut

Click here to view recipe. August is my favorite month in Seattle foodwise: warm, sunny weather produces tons of cherry tomatoes, both red and yellow, along with an explosion of fresh herbs and peppers that I grow on my deck. … Continue reading

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Hearty Chicken Sausage Rotini

Click here to view recipe. In early June, I had a “batch cooking” day with my daughter.  We always love cooking together and on that day, we were especially productive. In a mere 3 ½ hours, we prepared enough for … Continue reading

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Triple Lemon Coocakes

Click here to view recipe. I am a lover of most things lemon, or most things citrus for that matter.  I mean, what vegetable isn’t improved with a squeeze of lemon?  And pastas?  Salads? Soups?  Fruity things?    So when … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Carrot Salad

Click here to view recipe. I titled this “Middle Eastern” carrot salad just because…cumin, roasted garbanzo beans, tahini,  lemon, pistachios…need I say more?  This salad was calling my name and originally came from the Smitten Kitchen website.  As always, I … Continue reading

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Savory Summer Corn Pudding

Reposting an old favorite … hopefully you’ll have time to whip this up while our beautiful corn and tomatoes are in season! (Originally appeared on July 22, 2015!) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ … Continue reading

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One Pan Seafood Fajitas

I feel like I was way ahead of today’s “one-pot meal” movement.  Since the beginning of time, I have made my version of one pot meals or sheet pan dinners and did so as part of “batch cooking.”  If only … Continue reading

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Daniel’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Click here to view recipe. As I type this, I wonder … does it seem boring to post a recipe for a common cookie like Oatmeal Raisin?  Perhaps. However, these are anything but boring for those who love this old … Continue reading

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