Category Archives: What’s for supper?

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 […]

Cracked Coriandered Potatoes

It’s helpful once in a while to have another way to prepare potatoes. Potatoes are a pretty versatile ingredient, and we can always boil, mash, bake, fry, scallop, gratinee, and roast. And probably some other things I haven’t thought of plus using them with other ingredients to make stews, soups, and salads. I observed this […]


It has been so cold that all I have wanted to do is stand by my stove and cook. I heat my house with wood, so the wood-burning kitchen cook stove is going anyway, and the stove’s heat feels fabulous on my face and hands, and, for a little while, I can ignore my chilly […]