Hatch Mac and Cheese

It’s Hatch chile season and our local stores are overflowing with roasted peppers and delicious, hatch-enhanced products. I’ve seen chile mac and cheese at restaurants, but I decided to fake up my own version and it was delish. I know, I’m cheating by buying delicious Hatch peppers instead of using the ones in my CSA … Continue reading

Quick Roasted Asparagus Gruyere Tart

This recipe is so easy, it’s cheating. The original recipe used puff pastry, but I found the combination with the Gruyère, which is a very oily cheese, was just too greasy. So I opted for ready made pie crust. I am lazy and I buy pre-rolled pie crust rather than make my own. I’ll often … Continue reading

Roasted Veggie Panini

This is another kitchen sink recipe. It’s not even really a recipe. It’s really just a formula. Bread+spread+grilled veggies+cheese=delicious. Generally use some combination of squash, onions, eggplant, and peppers, cut to about the same thickness, brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. I have a nifty panini grill that chars them perfectly: … Continue reading

Quiche

Quiche is a beautiful thing. It seems so sophisticated, so elegant, but it’s really just a delicious catch-all for your spare veggies and cheese. I hadn’t made one in a while, so when I saw this recipe in my latest issue of Cooking Light, I decided to give it a whirl. Of course, I changed … Continue reading

Food, glorious food

I’m happy to report that the long cooking drought is over. We even made fish stew last night, and the lingering smell in the kitchen doesn’t make me ill! During the first oh, 13 weeks of pregnancy I cooked maybe once a week. And I had this bad habit of forgetting key ingredients like oil … Continue reading