Lemon Polenta Pistachio Buttons

My blog doesn’t have much of at “theme;” I pretty much do whatever I want.  The majority of my posts are about baking, but this is not exclusively a baking blog.  I’m someone who generally watches what she eats and makes exercise a priority in her life, but this is most definitely not a healthy eating… Read More Lemon Polenta Pistachio Buttons

Fast and Simple Black Bean Soup

I haven’t been doing much cooking lately, so it’s about time I got back in the kitchen and whipped up something comforting yet healthy.  And usually when I want something comforting yet healthy, I look to my long list of “soup recipes I’ve been meaning to try.” Black bean soup has always been a favorite, and… Read More Fast and Simple Black Bean Soup

Lentil Soup with Sausage, Chard and Pecornio

Pâte à Chew lives!  Sorry, I’ve been terribly busy with life lately, and haven’t been cooking much (or at all).  But I made time this past holiday weekend to make a quick and hearty soup to keep us warm during this cold northeast winter. I love lentil soup.  It’s healthy, it’s easy to make, it… Read More Lentil Soup with Sausage, Chard and Pecornio

Chicken and Corn Soup with Jalepeño-Herb Salsa

It’s hard to believe that August is about to end.  I’m not really sure what happened to the summer … my trip to Italy seems like a million years ago.  Being busy at work makes the time fly by.  I’ve barely had time to catch up on the too-many food magazines I subscribe to.  But… Read More Chicken and Corn Soup with Jalepeño-Herb Salsa

Zucchini Olive Oil Cake

I always start to go a little zucchini-crazy this time of year.  Last year around this time, I made an outstanding Zucchini and Ricotta Galette and a Chocolate Zucchini Cake, then finished the summer with Zucchini Cornbread.  Did I need another zucchini recipe on this blog?  Absolutely. I may be an experienced zucchini-baker, but this is… Read More Zucchini Olive Oil Cake