Recipes

Happy Holidays! Time for Holiday Favorites

Happy Holidays to All!!! I hope you are all having a great holiday season!  Our family celebrates Christmas, so this year we decided to celebrate with various foods that conjure good memories of Christmas as we grew up.  But you know me, I couldn’t resist adding a few new traditions […]

Thanksgiving Turkey the Easy Way!

Thanksgiving is for remembering all we are thankful for, including our family and friends. For me, it seems the food we enjoy at Thanksgiving always triggers good memories from the past, too.  I love a golden, roasted Turkey with homemade gravy, fruit salad, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, and […]

Fast Ground Beef Taco Filling

This easy and fast ground beef taco filling forms the basis for quick appetizers or a quick meal when I am running low on time or energy!  It is great for not only tacos but also for enchiladas, stuffed peppers, nachos, and Mexican lettuce wraps!  All you need are three […]

Tips for Rolling Out Pie Crust

When you make your own pie crust, which I highly recommend, it is important to roll the dough out to the right thickness and size for your pie pan, so I thought I would share a few tips.  (If you are looking for an easy pie crust recipe, check out […]

Green Chile, Ham and Cheese Quiche

Not only is quiche my favorite egg-based dish, it is really versatile.  It works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and can be eaten warm or at room temperature.  It also can be made ahead of time, which can be a lifesaver given my work schedule, and can easily be transported […]

Easy Buttery Pie Crust

Pinot & Pie is back!  The food, the wine, the friends, the parties, and all the other great things it means. While I came up with the name Pinot & Pie quite a while back and then finally posted a couple of articles, I had to take a break for […]

Easy Beef Stir Fry

When my husband and I visited Austin in January, we had lunch at a fast-casual place where the food presentation was beautiful.  The stir fry looked like a fireworks display of colorful veggies that were slightly crisp and flavorful rather than overcooked or drowning in oily, salty sauce like you […]