“Chef Chase” Nachos

“Chef Chase” Nachos

When I was in college at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana I worked as a line cook at a restaurant called Coslow’s. It was a typical college hangout with tall dark brown booths, local artwork, and bentwood chairs paired with wobbly tables, a folded...
Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Over the holidays, my husband, two sons and I traveled to Florida to see my family. My parents have a small Meyer lemon tree in their yard and they graciously donated all the lemons from the tree (about 10 or so) for this recipe. Because of the limited quantity, I...
Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

As the weather turns cooler and the leaves start to fall, we like to go apple picking. And what do you do with all those apples you just picked? Make applesauce, of course. This applesauce is crazy good. Both my boys fight over it and beg me to make more, and more,...
Monster Finger Cookies

Monster Finger Cookies

I make these every Halloween and despite the oddity of their looks, they are quite tasty. The simple shortbread dough is molded and shaped and adorned with a “fingernail” for its authentic look. This recipe comes to me originally from the Epicurious...
Simple Apple Crumb Pie

Simple Apple Crumb Pie

This is a recipe out of my recipe box. I have no idea where the recipe originally came from but the index card is smudged and warped from repeated use. This is my go-to recipe in the fall when I have a bunch of apples and I’m craving apple pie but don’t...