It's been an interesting four days. The kids are gone on their usual Christmas celebratory long weekend with their father. Since I no longer celebrate Christmas & their Jewish father does? It's a win-win for us all: I get some much-needed alone time, while they get the gifts they'd not get here anyway plus extra time with their Dad. And I'm much more calm about it than I've been in

Easy Potato Gratin

I invented this recipe after reading a tweet a few weeks ago from one of my foodie friends, raving about her own potato/squash/sweet potato gratin. And the idea started percolating in my brain - what would happen if I... took a corelle casserole dish & greased it with bacon fat added a splash of marsala wine in the bottom (how much? tablespoon, maybe? This recipe isn't about measuring, as you'll soon find out.) peeled and thinly sliced equal amounts of sweet potato & yukon gold potatoes thinly sliced a small onion, small apple, and half a small winter squash (peel the outer rind, please.) I used a white snow acorn, but you could use delicata, butternut or your [Read more...]