Author: simmerandsauce

Apple Slab Pie

Apple Slab Pie

It’s almost game-time, Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. This is my favorite holiday of the year by a long shot, which is probably not a surprise to anyone who knows me well. A food-focused day with friends and family, truthfully, I could […]

Oven-Braised Pot Roast

Oven-Braised Pot Roast

I don’t think I fully appreciated a good oven-braised pot roast until I turned 40. It’s a great thing. Pot roast is a generic term for browned meat cooked with vegetables in a covered pot.  It began appearing in cookbooks in the late 19th century. But […]

Whole Grain Cranberry Nut Energy Bites

Whole Grain Cranberry Nut Energy Bites

Power bites and power bars continue to fascinate me. I have been enjoying various types, and so has my family. Honestly, you can’t go wrong if you are trying to come up with an option in your own apartment or house; just let your flavor […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Thanksgiving is so close I can almost taste it. All those wonderful, familiar, harvest comfort foods together on one table. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday by far, centered around what I love to do most: cook and eat. Thanksgiving first began in 1621 with a […]

Kale Caesar Salad With Sourdough Croutons

Kale Caesar Salad With Sourdough Croutons

Sometimes the origin of food can be surprising. Things don’t always come from where you think they should have. Caesar salad is one of those. One of the most loved salads on the planet, this simple favorite is believed to have been created by an […]

Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

Halloween is not just for kids. Some of my adult friends are clearly more into Halloween than their children. A few couples in particular reliably dazzle neighbors and friends with their well thought out, elaborate, and creative costumes. My husband and I are not that […]