Stories by Rosie Hawthorne

Rosie’s Recipes: Christmas Treats – Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are a perennial favorite and Christmas wouldn’t be quite as Christmasy without these cinnamon treats.

Dec 23

Rosie’s Recipes: Christmas Treats! Nut And Berry Bark

For your Christmas baking pleasure, I’d like to share some of my tried and true Christmas recipes.  This nut and berry bark is one of everybody’s favorite Christmas treats.  And…

Dec 16

Rosie’s Recipes: Festive Fare For The Holidays

I’m always on the lookout for Christmas appetizers that will add both a festive touch to the party and tantalize your taste buds.  And I’ve come up with one –…

Dec 9

Rosie’s Recipes: In Praise of Pomegranates

We can all agree that the pomegranate is a lovely fruit, but what does one do with it?  Rosie’s here to help you with that.  I have an appetizer, an…

Nov 15

Rosie’s Recipes: Ringing in the Red Bells of October

The bell pepper plants (Capsicum annuum) in my garden are now producing the best and sweetest peppers of their growing season – the mature, fully ripened red peppers.  All peppers,…

Oct 22

Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: Using Your Noodle – Soba Noodles

  Sometimes in the simplest dishes, we find the most complex flavors. Such is the case with soba noodles.  Soba noodles, a staple of Japanese cooking, are made from buckwheat,…

Sep 21

Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: A Taste of Summer

You know it’s summer when your kitchen counters are covered with vine-ripened tomatoes freshly picked from your garden.  You’ve waited all year for this. You’ve suffered through those tasteless, insipid,…

Aug 17

Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: Marvelous Mahi

One of the perks of living where we do is our access to some of the best seafood in the world.  My son recently went deep-sea fishing and came back…

Jul 21

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Some cool ideas for the season

I scream. You scream. This weather screams for ice cream. And I’m here to give it to you. This might be the easiest ice cream ever. No eggs are involved. No custard. No cooking. It's just cream and milk. Sugar. Vanilla. Strawberries. And an ice cream maker.

Jun 29

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Sweet season for crabs

There’s nothing quite like a newspaper-lined table top of fresh-caught, just-steamed, Old Bay-sprinkled blue crabs, with nothing more than melted butter and some lemon juice. Except maybe crab soup. Or crab cakes.

May 27

Consider asparagus for a light and satisfying quiche

In the Spring, this not-so-young cook’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of ... asparagus. I always look forward to the first spears of asparagus in my garden and I’ve earmarked them for a light and simple, yet filling and satisfying, quiche.

Apr 29

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Got shrimp? Here’s what to do

Living where we do, we always have shrimp on hand -- usually at least 20 pounds frozen at any time, so a shrimp meal is only a thaw away. Today, I have three shrimp dishes for you with distinct flavor profiles.

Mar 24