recipes from my nest

Chicken Stroganoff in bowl over spaetzle Chicken Stroganoff

Chicken Stroganoff

Posted on Nov 28, 2017
One Comment

Chicken, onions and mushrooms, sour cream gravy… sour cream … did I mention sour cream?  This dish has all the elements for success in my family, especially for my husband — if there is any kind of a creamy gravy involved, he is the first one at the table.  The chicken is tender, the mushrooms and …

Read More →

Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Posted on Nov 6, 2017
One Comment

Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots ~ baby carrots cooked on the stovetop in butter, honey and brown sugar until tender and glazed, finished off with a sprinkling of fresh thyme. Just in time for Thanksgiving, these Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots have to be the easiest side dish I’ve ever made for a holiday.  Truth be told, …

Read More →

Split Pea and Lentil Soup

Split Pea and Lentil Soup

Posted on Nov 2, 2017
3 Comments

  I’m not sure why I wanted to make this Split Pea and Lentil Soup last week, but I’m glad I did.  Maybe I got a taste for it when the hot, humid streak finally ended and we had a taste of some fall weather.  I used to make this years ago and then I …

Read More →

Wafuu Chicken Curry

Wafuu Chicken Curry

Posted on Oct 28, 2017
3 Comments

Wafuu curry is a traditional Japanese-style chicken curry.  It’s mild, comforting, slightly sweet, and it’s one of our favorite dishes.  Chicken, potatoes, onions and carrots in a richly flavored curry, not too spicy, and comes together fairly easily. There are many versions of this curry dish.  This one comes from SAVEUR magazine, about ten years ago. …

Read More →

Autumn Squash Purée

Autumn Squash Purée

Posted on Oct 27, 2017
One Comment

Pretty fancy name for, well, squash soup.  Doesn’t Autumn Squash Purée sound so much more appetizing?  I know my kids, and winter squash anything is not gonna fly with them.  But I keep making this roasted butternut squash soup anyway because it’s fall, the market is filled with locally grown squash, and I like this …

Read More →

Roasted Fresh Tomato Bisque

Roasted Fresh Tomato Bisque

Posted on Oct 17, 2017
One Comment

I have had a bounty of fresh tomatoes all summer long, and into fall, from our local farmstand.  I’ve put up pints of tomato sauce and quarts for the freezer.  But guys, this Roasted Fresh Tomato Bisque is my fave right now. I opted to roast the tomatoes first, adds great flavor and it softens them up …

Read More →

Prize-Winning Pumpkin Bars

Prize-Winning Pumpkin Bars

Posted on Sep 28, 2017
11 Comments

It’s October and that means birthdays, Halloween and pumpkin bars in my house.  I have shared two of my pumpkin recipes so far, but I think I saved the best for last.  These really are prize-winning, they won a blue ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair.  Not by me, by Lori Beach.  I had just …

Read More →

Pumpkin Praline Bread

Pumpkin Praline Bread

Posted on Sep 28, 2017
One Comment

Fall has officially arrived and that means I can start making pumpkin stuff.  You all know I’m not the best baker but I make a great pumpkin bread and my pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing are the best.  Really, they are, and I will be making those soon.  I just made some pumpkin bread …

Read More →

Country Green Beans, Potatoes and Ham in the Instant Pot

Country Green Beans, Potatoes and Ham in the Instant Pot

Posted on Sep 13, 2017
26 Comments

Country-style green beans in the pressure cooker with potatoes and smoky ham.  Slow cooked flavor in under an hour in the Instant Pot. These tender green beans, potatoes and ham in a wickedly delicious broth are to die for good and perfect for Sunday supper. Boy, did August get away from me and the blog, …

Read More →