Soup of the Day: Peppercorn Clam Chowder

peppercorn clam chowder recipe

Enter the inspirational pork chop.A few weeks ago I enjoyed a seared pork chop with green peppercorn sauce. This was the best thing I’ve eaten so far this year. I know it’s early, but I assure even in November it will be hard to beat. The pork chop was moist perfection, but what really grabbed […]

Soup du Jour: Smoky Turkey Lentil

smoky turkey lentil soup recipe

I blotted my eyes on my sleeve close to the shoulder to avoid any further onion tears. I looked up, startled to see my son standing there.“You OK?” he asked. “Fine.  I just got a little onion in my eyes… blasted onions.” “You’re chopping a lot of stuff.  What are you making?” “Soup.” “Oh. It smells […]

Know Your Food: Potatoes

potato basics

Potatoes are a mainstay in American diets. They hit the table in homes across the land every night. But all potatoes are not the same. Today we discuss the potato. Potatoes are the number one crop in the US. We grow over 41 billion pounds per year. Idaho has long been the leading potato producing state in the country, producing […]

Getting Rooted: Winter Vegetable Soup with Prosciutto

winter roasted root vegetable soup recipe

We continue our tribute to National Soup Month today with a hearty vegetable soup to warm even the coldest of days. This soup is loaded with readily available vegetables and packed with flavor. When I was planning this month’s posts I tried to decide upon a variety of soups that might add to your recipe box. I […]

Simply Smashing: Vegetable Mash

vegetable mash recipe

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes. At their light and fluffy best, they make the meal. If done incorrectly, you are in for a gluey disaster. The truth is that they are quite easy to make. There is a great deal of debate over the type of potato to use. For me, there is only one choice…Yukon gold. These […]