Call the doctor! It seems I have a fever. And the only prescription is more chowder!
I’m really sorry for what just happened there. See, I haven’t slept for a whole night for the past 8 or so months, and among other things, my sense of humor is really suffering. (Or, getting more awesome, depending on your personal taste in funnies.) Continue reading
Good news! We are officially in autumn territory! That means that all I want to do these days is go apple picking, roast pumpkin seeds, watch leaves change colors, breathe in crisp air, wear sweaters, drink cider, and oh yeah… eat all kinds of food that I would think twice about during bathing suit season. (Ok, ok, so I always eat whatever I want, but I think about it twice before I eat it in the summer.) In my mind, fall is the best season for going out on adventures, then snuggling up with people you love, and chowing down on comfort food. And today I want to talk about the single most beloved comfort food on the face of the earth: macaroni and cheese.
Ok, that might be a bit strong. Macaroni and cheese might tie grilled cheese or pizza or . Actually, being the good German girl I am, my ultimate comfort food is homemade spaetzle. But, ANYWAYS, what I’m trying to get at is that macaroni and cheese, while maybe not everyone’s absolute favorite, is incredibly well-liked by almost everyone.
Now that I’ve thoroughly beaten the comfort-food-popularity-contest debate into the ground, I’ll get to my point. I’ve always liked mac and cheese the way most people do. It’s cheesy, warm, homey, and all around tasty. It’s hard to screw up and often, it’s a safe bet when you’re looking for something to stick to your ribs and generally make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Continue reading
Filed under Pasta, Side Dish
Have you missed me? I’m sorry I’ve been MIA for the past few days. It isn’t so much me, or a lack of cooking. You see, it’s my computer. It was, well… struck by lightning. Actually, our house was struck by lightning, which somehow fried my computer.
I know, what are the odds, right? So long story short, I’m working on getting it fixed, and I’ve been cooking, so as soon as I’m back up and running, you better hold on to your hats! In the mean time, I’m borrowing hubby’s computer and it has me all turned around. I’ve got some great recipes and pictures for you… on my computer. In the mean time, will you settle for some radishes? Continue reading
After a weekend of lime tarts and the like, Monday night dinners can be pretty rough. Just look at what I have to work with:
These poor, earnest little potatoes are doing the best they can. They are nutritious, can be very tasty, and are incredibly hardy and shelf stable, which means in the winter, they are pretty much always in my pantry.
Which also happens to be the reason why I hate these little buggers so much right now. I don’t want potatoes, darn it! I want tender, sweet, fresh stalks of asparagus and tiny green peas like candy and… oh yeah, limes. Continue reading
Does this ever happen to you? A friend asks you for a recommendation of something to make for a family gathering, party, etc. You think about it for a second, and say, YES, I know exactly what you should make. You then go into details about how easy, delicious, addictive, whatever it is, and by the time you are done you know that you are going to have to make it now, too. Sometimes, talking someone else into making something is the quickest way to talk yourself into it. Continue reading