Author: simmerandsauce

Tuscan Tortellini Soup

Tuscan Tortellini Soup

This is a new(ish) family favorite. Best part, it pleases all. My husband and I love soup and my kids love pasta. The marriage is perfect. This Tuscan tortellini soup is a fantastic slow cooker meal that is mostly effortless. A tomato-based soup is a […]

Gratin of Haddock With Zucchini And Tomato

Gratin of Haddock With Zucchini And Tomato

Casserole is a term I don’t love. By definition “casserole” can mean a deep pan used both in an oven and as a serving vessel or for the food cooked and served in such vessel. To me a casserole always sounded like the name for […]

Good Tidings Cocktail

Good Tidings Cocktail

To be clear, it’s still cranberry season, at least it is to me. I first read about a Good Tidings cocktail in Esquire.  I’m not sure where that magazine has been all my life (although apparently the answer is: on my husband’s nightstand). Esquire regularly […]

Butterscotch Pot De Crème

Butterscotch Pot De Crème

Pot de crème is a simple baked custard I have blogged about before.  Last time it was a classic chocolate pot de creme, an old favorite, this time I’m talking rich creamy butterscotch. Both of my pot de creme are delicious, but very different. Butterscotch […]

Chocolate Pecan Turtles

Chocolate Pecan Turtles

Chocolate pecan turtles are one of my favorite chocolate treats. My association with turtles goes way back. My dad loved them and used to get them when we went skiing in Colorado. As a young kid, I almost always opted for the larger sweet treat […]

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Homemade Corn Tortillas

My eleven-year-old taught me how to make homemade corn tortillas and they were outstanding. My son appreciates good food, he always has actually, with the exception of sweet potatoes. As a baby, he loved most flavors and textures. By age five it was clear I […]