Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

One of the Christmas gifts I received this year was a Dutch oven in the shape of a large, green, sweet pepper. I decided to play with a stuffed pepper soup recipe in order to show case this beautiful dish. This soup has a little more heat than most stuffed pepper soups, but I do…

Holiday Leftover Frittata

There are some holidays where everything comes together miraculously. The food and cheer are plentiful, love abounds, and there are no high emotions or hurt feelings. For both the Nesbitt and Oakley families, Christmas 2016 was a holiday for the books. Appetizers with my family led to eating Christmas dinner at the Oakley-Stilwell home. The…

Pierogis – A Grabowski Family Tradition

My brother, Chuck Nesbitt, married the lovely Elissa Grabowski. I spent the morning with Elissa and her parents, Fran and Donna. Donna learned how to cook traditional Polish cuisine from Fran’s mother, Josephine, and his Buscha, Catherine. Donna recounted with laughter her early married years and her sometimes not so successful attempts to please her…