Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Apple-Pear Tart


Apple and Pear Tart from Food Therapy

With fall starting and the holidays right around the corner, I have been busy in the kitchen testing recipes.  I'm trying to get some new ones out there to the public so that you can start planning that Thanksgiving menu or Halloween special dessert.  I'm not trying to send you into a state of panic.  You do have time still.  You do. You really do.  However, one of us has to do the finding and testing AND tasting before the holiday planning is upon us in order to make life easier for you. Consider it a public service.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Being Thankful

Being Thankful on Food Therapy

As I head into the second month of school, I am finding it harder and harder not to be swept away in the chaos of our every day.  The summer days moved more slowly and there seemed to be more time to spend with my family.  I had looked forward to the first days of school because I thought it would give me some breathing space and quiet time to collect my thoughts and become "normal" again.  Instead, it seems as if the days rush by in a blur as I wake up to dark skies in the morning, rush everyone out of the house, curse the fact that I'm never going to keep up with the laundry or be able to keep food in the house long enough.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie
I have decided that taking a "good" picture of one of the best homemade meals is practically impossible.  Chicken pot pie is one of my favorite dishes to eat and is a definite winner in my household among even the most finicky eaters.  Aesthetically speaking, however, it doesn't yield the prettiest of pictures.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mushroom Risotto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Peas

Mushroom Risotto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Peas from Food Therapy

It's somewhat embarrassing to tell you that my culinary experiences began in my college years.  Yes, I've been cooking on my own since I was about 10, but my repertoire was limited to chicken dinners and casseroles, brownies and cookies, and the odd family favorites like cheese grits.  This all changed when I began college in New York City.  I can tell you all about the different foods and restaurants I was introduced to, from Korean to Indian to the best Chinese food I have EVER eaten, but I'll save that for another time.