Apple Cinnamon Pear Martini

Did you know it’s fall?  The leaves may not be falling from the trees, but it is much colder and rumor has it that it is now November.  In the spirit of fall, I made something that tasted of the spices of the season in a martini, which always helps warm you from within.  …

Bolognese with Polenta

Here it comes ladies and gentleman…another time consuming, but absolutely delicious-I’m-going-back-for-seconds-and-maybe-thirds kind of dinner!   For my birthday, the wonderful man who is sleeping next to me and his daughter gave me a cookbook.  I had seen the chef before, primarily as a judge on the Iron Chef, but wasn’t familiar with her as a cook….

Mosaic Apple Tart

The simplest ingredients come together in something quite extravagant with this dessert.  This tart will satisfy those who love desserts that aren’t too sweet with just the right amount of freshness.   It is a bit of a labor of love to get the apples sliced the same size (thank god for the mandolin) and the proper…

Home Made Chicken Noodle Soup

It seems like just instinct…the weather starts getting a little cooler…or you look up and realize it is time to switch the calendar to October…and it’s when you realize – it has become fall. Your weekends are filled with enjoying every last day that might be above freezing. Usually at apple orchards or vineyards watching…