Broccoli & cheddar, the ultimate merger of vegetable and coagulated milk solids. Just like everyone else in the Midwest (and everyone else in the U.S.), I’ve probably had a variation of this soup in every single chain restaurant (i.e. TGIFridays, Max & Erma’s, Chilis, Big Boy, etc). And the kicker is that I can’t think of … More Broccoli Cheddar Soup.
Anyone who follows me on social media, be it Twitter or Instagram, knows I’ve been a bit obsessed with making these Swedish Cardamom, Cinnamon & Orange Buns. What makes this recipe Swedish other than the fact that the baker is a quarter-Swedish? The Internet told me so. And so did the ratty old copy of … More Swedish Cardamom, Cinnamon & Orange Buns.
Finding uses for a 7-pound butternut squash is a lot harder than it looks. The CSA my family joined has moved onto it’s Winter Share season. The above picture is from our mid-December bag, which included: 2-pound bag of carrots, one candy onion, a loaf of whole wheat bread, one kohlrabi, one acorn squash, one bunch … More Butternut Squash & Sage Lasagna.
This isn’t a recipe. This is an “I have no clue how to use these stewed vegetable leftovers, let’s call it a soup base” thing. Here’s the backstory: Dad made a delicious braised pork shoulder with carrots and potatoes. Now while the carrots and potatoes were easy enough to fish out of the pot, the … More French Onion Soup.
Well, it’s the end of September, I’m officially in my late twenties, and I haven’t blogged since June. Many changes have come since then, the biggest of which is the news that I’m moving out the country in June 2016 to serve with the U.S. Peace Corps. So, that’s my excuse. If you’d like to … More Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
So damn good. Like, for real, lemon chicken is amazeballs. I think that word is obnoxious, but, damn this was delicious. Of course it would be, it was inspired by Her Greatness, Ina Garten. I own five of her cookbooks. Someday I aspire to throw parties like Queen Ina. But if there’s one criticism I … More Lemon Chicken with Asparagus. So damn good.
“That’s good enough to make for company.” It’s what my mom usually says when I make these cheesy, herbed potatoes. Company food. The concept is very 1950s. For me, it evokes images of a juicy pot roast and all the trimmings. It includes retro pre-dinner cocktails with tiny onions on toothpicks. I’m not a fan of the … More Good enough for company.
It only took me 26 years, but I finally had a party (somewhat) shut down by the cops. A few harsh raps on the door just before 11 p.m. on a Saturday night brought two police officers to my front door. I’m still unsure if a neighbor called to complain about the noise (though, no … More Swedish meatballs bring the cops to the Christmas party.
This is kind of a clean out the fridge dish. Use any mix of veggies you like. Turkey would work well instead of chicken. Maybe even diced leftover pork chop? I’m reluctant to use beef because I feel like cream sauce and beef aren’t super friendly, but you do you. Creamy chicken, veg and pasta casserole, … More Baked chicken pasta casserole.
This is what you get when you do multiple, short, haphazard grocery shops without a list. At the end of the week, when you do clean out the fridge suppers, it’s all over the place. Results below. Lentil and Veggie Pita, serves 2 Ingredients 6 oz artichoke hearts, roughly chopped large handful bean spouts large … More Lentil and veggie pita.