A Hack for Super-Whippy Hummus

As I’ve mentioned to a handful of friends & family while growing this baby, I’m not so much having cravings as I am highly susceptible to the power of sense/suggestion.  Sights, smells, even some sounds will suddenly implant in my brain the image of a ham & cheese croissant, a steaming bowl of something curried, a whole […]

Mac & cheese: a treatise

Growing up, the only mac & cheese we really ever ate was from the blue box.  There was lots of pasta, of course, and that was important stuff.  I learned about different sauces, meat components, herbs, cheeses, you get it.  I know my way around a marinara, bolognese, carbonara, vodka sauce; pancetta, meatballs, necks & […]

Baked eggs

BEFORE WE START:  I wrote the bulk of this post back in late March, right after we moved into the new house.  Though I am happy to report our weather has vastly improved, the recipe, you will find, is no less relevant. I recently made a playlist called Blinding Sun.  It’s inspired by, well, the […]

Unfussy gratin (Or: In praise of Madison)

I’ve always liked the thought of gratins. I mean: starchy goodness baked and held together by creamy, cheesy goodness?  In a form that you can make look pretty for comp’ny, and lends itself to leftovers?  Yes, yes, and yes. The problem with gratins is that there is no way in hell I would make them […]

Green eggs + ham + biscuit variations

“I’ll take those pretty green ones, please.” “The dozen?” “Yep.” “That’ll be $2.50.” That was my interaction at the Okemos Farmers’ Market this last Saturday, when Danny and I went up to Michigan to see his family.  The eggs we buy at the grocery store are pretty fabulous, and they are $4 per dozen.  The farmer’s […]

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