Eileen O’Toole

Apple gallete

Apple Galette is a free-form apple pie with a flaky pie crust that gently encircles tart apples, brown sugar, and walnuts.  This galette is less sweet and more of an everyday dessert, versus something for a fancy dinner party.

Pie crust dough coming together

All it takes to make a delicious pie crust is knowing what to look for during mixing. This pie crust recipe is easy to make and works great for pies, quiches, and galettes. 

Maple Frango

Maple Frango is a frozen, creamy dessert, where the tanginess of greek yogurt contrasts with the sweetness of real maple syrup, and toasted pecans round out the texture and flavors.


Fresh summer cherry tomatoes on the vine

I get a little giddy when fresh tomatoes take over my favorite farmers market in late summer.  Giddy because it takes tomatoes forever to show up and they’re gone in an instant.


Tomato, Basil, & Chicken Frittata

This simple frittata recipe is easy to make for a quick weekday breakfast or brunch.  Once you learn the technique for making frittata you can use any combination of ingredients you like.


Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese Salad

Tomatoes and mozzarella come together to create a simple late summer caprese salad that is a delicious way to highlight the flavors in heirloom tomatoes.

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a favorite summer appetizer when fresh tomatoes and basil are plentiful.  For great bruschetta use a good baguette that compliments the flavors in the tomatoes and basil.

A few good salad dressings help farmers market veggies disappear

The farmers market can be a challenge during the summer with all those beautiful veggies begging you to take them home.  All it takes to make sure everything gets used up, before it goes bad, are a few good salad dressing recipes.

Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing

Having a homemade creamy ranch style dressing recipe at one’s fingertips helps make sure everyone eats their veggies.  This ranch dressing recipe takes 10 minutes to make and keeps for a couple of weeks in the fridge.

Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

It is the simplest thing in the world to make vinaigrette salad dressing.  This easy vinaigrette recipe is delicious and a great way to start making homemade salad dressings.



Geese flying in formation
Daniel Swenson-Klatt | October 14, 2016

The V formation itself is a thing of beauty.  I understand that on long journeys one person cannot be expected to carry the full weight and responsibility.  When it is shared, the burden is lighter, the investment is deeper, and there is a benefit to having a range of experience to draw upon. 


Caramelized Onion White Bean Dip
Laura Burrack | January 2, 2017

This creamy white bean dip is a delicious and healthy appetizer with a touch of sweetness from the caramelized onions that is perfect for serving with crackers or vegetables. 



Persimmon pudding
Mark Hinds | January 12, 2017

With its warm fall flavors, a hint of cinnamon, and creamy texture persimmon pudding is a delicious dessert everyone should try.