Part comfort, part Sunday morning this chicken pot pie flavored with an untraditional tomato based sauce and topped with a tender biscuit topping studded with green olives can be on the table in less than an hour. If you want to serve it for valentines -hello bloody mary valentine!- but don’t have heart shaped cutouts […]
Since these are steamed and rich with ginger and scallions I’m calling them lamb dumplings. But really, with the hearty lamb filling and the slightly chewy homemade wrapper, I am reminded of pasties, though I’ve never seen, nor want to see, a steamed version of those. This is a winter dumpling, rich and comforting. Perfect […]
A little bit kofta, a little bit gyro- these ground beef kebabs with yogurt dipping sauce have all the fresh herbs you want in a summer time grill with just a hint of the warm spices you traditionally find in kofta. Addictively good, on the grill or on a grill pan, with a healthy heap […]
Just in case you are feeling snack food deprived and/or all this Super Bowl hype has left you with an unquenchable craving for all things Buffalo then these are the sliders that you’re looking for. They are saucy but, surprisingly, not sloppy and easily adaptable to personal preference: less blue cheese, more hot sauce, whole […]
If you know me this post might seem wildly inappropriate. Because, you see, my father died today. When I was a little girl in lieu of bedtime stories I would often ask for songs; it was an eclectic mix of show tunes, college drinking songs, and folk songs. Dad was a walking songbook, a […]
Chicken Chorizo and Black Bean Waffle Tacos! Okay, neither waffles nor tacos but say “waffle taco” three times out loud and you’ll see why I couldn’t resist. Just barely in time for Cinco De Mayo I present you this vaguely Mexican marriage of waffle, taco, and quesadilla. Much like St. Patrick’s Day most of my culinary […]
What a combination. Soft and subtly tangy bread topped with oniony charnushka seeds. Shredded lamb flavored with lemon, red wine, garlic, and rosemary. The salty heat of harissa The peppery fresh heat of watercress. A healthy daub of goat cheese. Make these bite sized for sliders that will disappear in minutes or cut yourself a […]
Fork tender and flavorful. This slow cooked leg of lamb, with garlic, rosemary, and red wine, can be prepped in minutes. I was not going to share this recipe, mostly because I didn’t feel like taking pictures. I’d been smelling the lamb cooking for hours and I was hungry, I wanted to eat! But when […]
Earthy flavorful buckwheat crêpes generously filled with chicken, mushrooms, and a tangy crème sauce. Simple and satisfying, savory crêpes are the answer to what’s for dinner tonight. In the high praise words of my father “I like these. These are flavors I’ve never had before” Really, that’s high praise, other people equivalent to Oprah’s audience […]
Baked in cast iron, like so many of the best things are, this pie that isn’t really a pie and only bears a corn kernel’s resemblance to a tamale is satisfying slightly spicy comfort food at it’s simplest. I have been craving Frito Pie but I know that it will never taste as good […]
panko crusted shrimp cakes with two-citrus aioli Quick and delectable dinner treat or appetizer, made with tiny Oregon pink shrimp (best eco rating for shrimp from the Environmental Defense Fund). After a wonderful weekend spent at the Oregon Coast this recipe seems inevitable. In between crimson and gold sunsets and walks on the beach […]
The chicken: crisp flavorful skin, tender fall off the bone meat. The red cabbage: bright, cheery, and full of antioxidants- like a velvet painting of a sunset if velvet paintings were tangy tasty. Three minutes of prep. Paleo, if that’s your thing. Simple and easy and ready in 40 minutes, if that’s your thing.
Beef and Potato Hand Pies with Arugula Yogurt Salad Ground beef, mushrooms, potatoes. The heady scent of curry, soft subtly tangy pastry dough, peppery arugula, creamy yogurt, and the vinegar kick of spicy pickled vegetables. Comfort and zing. Beef not your thing? These would be just as tasty without the beef. Just up the mushrooms. I […]
There is something so satisfying about a deep dish quiche baked in cast iron. The tender crunch of a savory black pepper olive oil crust stuffed with hearty bites of ham and melty sharp cheddar cheese. Simple enough for a week night meal. Impressive enough for guests. Gratifying for even the hungriest diner. Serve with […]
May. Suddenly spring veering toward summer. A garden to plant. Warm sunny days and days where the weather changes every ten minutes. And two weeks where nothing went as planned. Not in the kitchen and not out in the real world. Nothing earth shatteringly good or bad just not as planned.
What is it about Macaroni and Cheese? It’s my happy food. My all better now snack. My I can’t decided what to make for dinner dinner. I even like the vegan variety which, in truth, tastes nothing at all like mac and cheese but is still comforting just in its similarity.
Crispy Oven Baken Chicken with Apple Cider Vinegar Glazed Collard Greens and Homemade Biscuits There’s some shaking and some baking going on around here. But even though we’re rockin’ you can come a knockin’!
Let me just say at the onset that I love the country rib cut of pork. Sure it’s a little fatty but slow cooked it is always tender and delicious- and since I vowed to only buy ‘happy’ meat it is also one of the more economical cuts I can get from my pig […]