So, we still are getting some cold weather. (I snowed a bit the last couple days in North Carolina–silly groundhog and his silly shadow. I wonder why we get our meteorological advice from a rodent in this day and age.) My potage ran out as did my simpler butternut squash soup. I needed more soup [...]
Deep dish pizza is kinda an anomaly in the pizza world. It doesn’t follow the same rules as its brethren. The similarities to pizza begin and end with the ingredients, but then again that’s not saying a whole lot, many Hot Pockets share the same ingredients too. But this is no Hot Pocket. This is [...]
This, mind you, isn’t your American cheese covered lasagna. It’s a meat and bechemel lasagna that packs quite a lot of flavor. I have nothing against the more common cheesy ricotta and mozzarella lasagnas–that’s what I usually make! But as I researched the bolognese recipe, I came across anecdotal accounts asserting that ricotta was not [...]
When it comes to potatoes, I can often do without them. I’m a fan of french fries, but making them requires so much oil that I usually just opt for another starch. Not to mention I usually try and eat somewhat healthful foods. I was really excited when I found this recipe though because it’s easy enough [...]
Absorption Pasta with Peas and Parmesan
This was something I have been wanting to try for a while: cooking pasta like a risotto. I’ve seen it on several blogs, in How To Cook Everything by Mark Bittman and at Cook’s Illustrated. Everybody knows that with pasta, you just have to boil it in a big pot [...]
Pan-roast chicken with Lemon and Herbs. The best of a roast chicken and a pan sauce combined.