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Tamales…take two

Many months ago my cooking club came over and we tackled what we thought would be authentic and delicious tamales. Authentic tamales = lard. But within moments of opening the ominous looking tub of Manteca I knew we’d made a

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Creamed corn: My new favorite side dish

Oh…oh my god. Oh…wow. Wow. I mean, wow. Why didn’t I make five times as much of tonight’s dinner? D is having some dental work done and is under doctor’s orders to avoid all chewing for three weeks. This has meant

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Caramelized onions are like the butter of the gods

Caramelized onions are so good they’ve brought me back from a laziness-induced semi-retirement from blogging. I made a big batch of these when my CSA box showed up overflowing with oniony goodness. When six large onions and a half of

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Winning weeknight dinner #2: Steak salad with corn

Loyal readers of this (oft-neglected) blog will remember how much I love to declare victory over weeknight dinners. Tonight was easy because I had good stuff on hand including half of a grilled flank steak in the fridge. Cheating? Maybe.

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Soft boiled eggs for JSC

I think about my grandmother a lot on April 15 as this would have been her birthday. She had so many wonderful qualities that I strive to emulate including grace, warmth, and generosity. Most notably as it relates to this

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Celeriac and Leek Soup = WINNING!

As mentioned in my previous post, my CSA brought three leeks and one seriously filthy and knobby head (?) of  celeriac into my life last week. This weekend, I turned 7 simple ingredients into one seriously epic soup. Simple, clean,

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Mini mocha cheesecakes: Everyday Food

I always look forward to the January/February issue of Everyday Food because it features lighter recipes for all of those New Years resolvers out there…ok…and in here, too. This one was especially loaded with appealing recipes and if it’s not

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