Do you want a commentary about grits or blue cheese? How much I love savory grits? How in NYC I would describe grits as southern polenta and when I worked in Arizona I told people polenta was Italian grits? Nah?! I thought not. Accompaniments coming soon.
Think of this as a sort of Chile Relleno Casserole for two- with fresh roasted poblano peppers and a generous portion of grated cheese all nestled in an easy egg souffle batter. (updated september 2019) I love green chiles! The poblano kind, the hatch variety, even the jalapeño sort. If you are looking for some […]
Pan crisped sharp cheddar cheese and corn tortilla topped with spicy black beans, egg, and avocado. I’m struggling to find the perfect way to describe this dish, the melding of texture and flavor, the balance between sharp and smooth, acid, heat and creamy cool. The combination is classic for a reason but there was […]
This chili is dead simple. Beans, water, spices, tomato, onion, and ground chicken. Satisfying comfort food. What takes it up a notch is the garnish. Beyond garnish, the cold components of the dish. But that sounds awfully Top Chef for this humble home chili with nary a fresh herb in sight. You decide. Avocado, cilantro, […]
Smoked paprika, fresh ground black pepper, roasted green chilies, and healthy sized chunks of cheddar cheese make these biscuits assertive enough to take on bully eggs or aloof winter soups. I remember three things about high school home economics: chocolate chip cookies to warm up the room in winter and getting a “D” in […]
Sunny weekend. Fuel needed for yard work. My usual craving for cheese. I could eat cheese with every meal. Quick forage through the refrigerator. Oh look there’s that half of an avocado that I forgot about. Perhaps this was extra delicious because it was the first meal of the season eaten Al Fresco- out under […]
Ah, happy accidents. I knew I wanted to make savory monkeybread. Red and green chilies for the holiday season, perhaps a cornmeal dough to compliment the southwest flavors. The recipe I decided to adapt for the dough was for rolls, I knew there was going to be way more dough than I needed. I’ll make […]
Straight forward, simple, and forgiving of interruptions. My father used to make this when I was a kid. Not for us, for him. So the memories I have of this dish are visual not gustatory, not that most kids want to try leafy greens and eggs- even with cheese melted all over the top. But […]