Sausagey Polenta Breakfast Casserole

After a cold, blustery walk along a grey and gravelly Puget Sound beach, it’s nice to come in to a warm and hearty breakfast that sticks to your ribs – but isn’t super fatty or unhealthy. This sausage and polenta casserole from Cooking Light is perfect for a make-ahead breakfast for two or ten.

Cozy Casserole by the Fire
Cozy Casserole by the Fire

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Sausage, Fennel & Ricotta Pizza

We never tire of pizza – it’s so quick to make, so easy to make it healthy, and SO DANG GOOD. We’ve been on a bit of a fennel kick lately, too, so this Sausage, Fennel and Ricotta recipe seemed like a good idea.

Sausage, Fennel & Ricotta Pizza
Sausage, Fennel & Ricotta Pizza

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Hearty Lentil Stew with Sausage

For the vegetarians, you can make this hearty lentil stew with vegie sausage, which I love even more than regular sausage. Either way, this is a delicious warming dinner that goes great with a rustic loaf of bread and a crackling fire. And, this dish is quick and easy to make for a good weeknight dinner.

Lentil Stew Ingredients
Lentil Stew IngredientsVegie SausageHearty Lentil Stew with Sausages

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Ciabatta Breakfast Sandwich with Egg, Sausage & Pickles

Good morning! On a cold fall day, a hot breakfast is a nice way to start your day. And, if you’re in a hurry, you can always wrap this sandwich in some wax paper and eat it on your way out the door.

Ciabatta Breakfast Sandwich with Eggs, Sausage & Pickles
Ciabatta Breakfast Sandwich with Eggs, Sausage & Pickles

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Thanksgiving Prep – The Countdown Begins

We did serious Thanksgiving food shopping today, much of it at the Ballard Farmers’ Market in Seattle. We’ll be posting make-ahead recipes all week, and featuring farms from around Washington State. This cute feller is from Skagit River Ranch in Sedro Wooley.

Turkey from Skagit River Ranch
Turkey from Skagit River Ranch

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Mushroom Barley Soup with Red Potato and Kielbasa Sausage

It’s cold outside! You need to warm up and put a little meat on your bones! (Altho, this soup is pretty darn good for you, especially if you use a lean or vegetarian sausage.)

Getting Ready for the Soup Pot
Getting Ready for the Soup Pot

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