Spicy Fideo and Black Bean Pie

Other food blogs are a constant source of new recipes for me – it’s amazing how many recipes that are on regular rotation in my household either come directly from or are inspired by other bloggers. This one is extremely filling, and is easily made with ingredients I usually have on hand. What are your […]

Pots de Creme

I first saw this recipe in Food Network Magazine a few months ago. Once in a while I get an intense craving for chocolate, and this is the perfect cure – highly chocolatey, super creamy, and so easy to make that even a dolt with egg-based recipes like me can keep from screwing it up. […]

October 2009 Roundup

In savory recipes, A1 Beef Stew from $5 Dinners, Italian Sausage and White Bean Stew from A Dash of Sass, Golden Mushroom Soup with Creme Fraiche & Crispy Shallots from A Feast for the Eyes, Gnocchi with Roasted Butternut Squash, Spinach and Goat Cheese from A Food Coma, Brioche from A Series of Kitchen Experiments, […]

Chile Relleno Casserole

I really love chiles rellenos, but hate the amount of work that goes into making traditional ones. The few times I’ve attempted it, I’ve had trouble with the batter staying on the peppers. I saw this recipe on another blog, and gave it a try. It has all the flavor of the original, with a […]

September 2009 Roundup

Finally, we get to the recipes that are at least somewhat seasonal. The stone fruits are long gone, but there is definitely still apples and squash and citrus to be had. In savory recipes, Roasted Corn Pudding in Acorn Squash from 101 Cookbooks, Beef Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce and Fresh Peach Salsa from A […]

Rarebit Risotto

Even though summer is well behind us, I still find risotto to be a quick and easy meal that is appropriate for any time of year. Although tomatoes are kind of sad right now (is there anything worse than a January tomatoes? Really?), there are some fairly decent Romas to be had which work perfectly […]

August 2009 Roundup

Whew, finally starting to make a dent (albeit it a small one) in the backlog. And finally starting to get these roundups out. I know the recipes are asking for ingredients that aren’t in season at the moment, but it’ll give those of us in the Northern Hemisphere something to look forward to, and my […]

Breaking in the Pizza Oven

About that pizza oven I was talking about the other day…. One of the upgrades that we had budgeted for, before the crap hit the wind with regards to Paul’s employment, was for a backyard pizza oven. I had fallen in love with Bill Yerkes’ wood fried pizzas at BonoPizza, and went into contract for […]

Mighty Migas

I think I have a love-hate affair with Rachael Ray recipes. So many of them sound great in theory, but when it comes to execution, some aspect is lacking, and requires many changes to make them edible, let alone good. This is one of the notable exceptions. It is one of my favorite ways to […]