I amaze you with tales of magic in the kitchen. Then you want to return to the kitchen to make cream puffs and red lentil soup. When I was in high school, my mom was in nursing school. That meant that my sister, Lindsay, took over the laundry and I was left with the cooking. … More Kitchen Magic
Not that long ago, I posted a series of photos on Facebook featuring my husband and I on a date night. Aside from all the other nerd festivities, there were a couple shots of me holding a book I happened upon at a used book store we wandered in while waiting to eat. Now let’s … More The Sweet Side of Beans
The Oscars are here! The Oscars are here! Mostly I will be celebrating the day with an early St. Patty’s Day menu (of beef pot pies, potato soup, and soda bread). But you might actually want some finger food ideas. So here are some, and they are just about brainless. BEST, FANCY CHEESE CRACKERS In … More Oscar de Hors d’ouvres
A short discussion on corn meal and a couple polenta recipes. Were you aware that corn is one of the quite few foods that originated in the Americas (as well as cranberries, sweet potatoes, quinoa, and tomatoes, and if I’m not mistaken, blueberries)? Corn has taken over the country, and if you are at all … More Let’s Talk Corn (Meal)
We don’t like to abandon smoothies in the wintertime, even though some of you in the north might think we’re nuts. (Yes, I understand that an icy drink might not sit well in your heavily mittened hands as you stand shivering at the bus stop.) But as my husband keeps making his same old standby … More Smoothie Blues
The last two chili recipes in the series, and nothing red or beefy. Whew! We are still on chilies, thanks to some publishing deadlines and the holidays. Yikes. We’ll make this one quick and try to get back on track. (No use to expostulate on new years resolutions here, b/c we are already cooking healthier … More …Seven Chili, More.
Two more chili recipes, which brings us to six so far. Yes, Rachel refers to Rachel Ray. I tell ya’, I have a real love-hate relationship with her recipes, but this one I like. It’s not a straightforward chili, but I seem to be averaging one straightforward and one “alternative” chili per each chili miniseries … More …Five Chili, Six Chili…