Spicey Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

  1/2 stick butter, Marsala wine, 3 cups whole tomatoes, large bottle vegetable juice (V-8), 5 large slivered onions, 5 cups sliced mushrooms (any type) , 5 finely sliced stalks celery, large whole slivered Napa cabbage, 5 bay leaves, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 10 cups vegetable broth or water,   Cumin, salt, pepper, apple cider…

Homemade Cranberry Catsup

  Cranberry Catsup.  I can’t say how happy I am with the result. If you know the movie “Meet Me in St. Louie,” the opening scene is of the family preparing their annual bottling of catsup. “Too sweet,” says someone tasting the cooking catsup. They adjust the sauce and leave. Then somebody else comes into…

Curried Macaroni and Cheese

In this photo I’ve use the classic elbow noodle but I love using penne or farfalle for a bistro flare. It’s best to set a pot of salted water to boil while you prepare your sauce and cook your noodles after you have prepared your sauce so you can mix freshly cooked noodles with the…

Autumn Harvest Soup

Fall, autumn vegetables, cool days and warm blankets.  Soup summons comfort and happiness not only for our palates and stomachs but also for our soul. Butternut squash is a slippery devil to peel, but go ahead and peel, seed and cube the whole thing.  Peel and chop in similar sizes your carrot, potato, apple and…