Category Archives: What’s for supper?

Cauliflower Patties, Italian Style

  Last week’s recipe prompted cauliflower memories from senior senior (93!) Lee Sirabella of Brewer. He wrote, “My mother and father came from an island but on the other side of the Atlantic, off Naples, Italy, the Isles of Ischia. My mother was a great cook. The trouble is I ate what she prepared but […]

Cauliflower Steak for Dinner

The hardest part of cooking is figuring out what to fix. We all get into ruts with a regular routine of about twenty or so favorites that we rerun. I rely a great deal on taking a cue from the supply at hand—the freezer inventory, what’s in the vegetable drawer or in the garden, in […]

Spaghetti Pie

There was leftover spaghetti, leftover tomato sauce, and a small piece of meatloaf in the fridge. I thought seriously about chopping up the meatloaf and chucking it into the tomato sauce, which also had some meat in it, reheating the pasta, and putting it altogether the standard way, add a salad, and calling it supper. […]

Roasting Vegetables

When I was growing up, my mom boiled vegetables. Or perhaps I should say, she reheated canned vegetables like corn, green beans, asparagus, limas, peas, spinach, carrots, stewed tomatoes. It seems I remember the occasional fresh butternut squash cut up and boiled, and potatoes, of course. After all, we had no vegetable garden, and the […]

Dumplings: Take Two

In the mood for warm, comfort food recently, we made dumplings at our house, and I ended up offering you all the recipe. Janet Varnum in Bar Harbor gave them a try, and though she has found lots of other useful recipes here, she candidly wrote, “Sorry, but we did not care for them!” Janet […]