By now, you know I love baking bread–especially the no knead variety cooked in a dutch oven and steamed perfectly for a crisply outer shell. Enter my kicked of version of a simple no knead bread. To this dough, I added three generously large jalapenos to the dough, as well as heaping cups of cheddarContinue reading “bake: jalapeno cheddar bread.”
I did it. I went to Levain when the doc and I were in NYC this past October, and I ate one of their monster chocolate chip walnut cookies that tastes bready, almost, its so dense. And then I went home and managed to recreate them in my own kitchen. I decided the keys were:Continue reading “bake | copycat levain chocolate chip walnut cookies.”
The past two weeks in the Boston area have been a blend of intense, deeply debilitating snowstorms, and–polar vortexes. Most days, the temperature hovered at 0 degrees, with a real feel well below. So for that, we were stuck inside. A lot. And so, I baked bread and tackled charts. These Waves mittens by TinContinue reading “wip | waves.”
These are my favorite quick cookie to bake. There’s nothing better than winter days by the fire, a stack of ginger snaps, and bottomless cups of coffee. What other cookies should I make?
Last night’s nachos become the next morning’s breakfast with these short cut chilaquiles. When I make homemade nachos, we always have leftovers. But, they get soggy in the fridge overnight and never quite crisp back up again in the oven. So, what are soggy tortilla chips smothered in pintos, pepper jack, red onion, and jalapenosContinue reading “cooking | leftover nachos chilaquiles.”
My camping trip through the southwest instilled in me a yearning for more of it my life. That green chile cheeseburger I had in Alamagordo, New Mexico, was life changing. And so, as soon as I was back home, I dove into the cache of green chiles I have frozen and whipped up a greenContinue reading “bakes | hatch green chile quiche.”
I’ve made these a a handful of times and they never get old–Smitten Kitchen’s homemade cheddar goldfish. My only mod? Adding red pepper flakes for a kicked up, spicy, adult version perfect for snacking alongside a cold beer. If you are looking to procure a little mini goldfish cutter, here’s where I got mine.
I love making homemade dog treats for my pups. Please make these homemade peanut butter bacon biscuits for the canine in your life. You–and they!–won’t regret it.
The doc’s favorite dessert is classic New York style cheese cake with sugary, sticky fresh strawberry topping. So for his birthday this past April, I decided to take a stab at making one homemade, with a fresh strawberry jam on top. He said it came out perfect. I wouldn’t know. I don’t eat cheesecake. ButContinue reading “cheese cake.”
One of the easiest–and most delicious–weeknight dinners I’ve made in a long while. You barely have to do anything, the fennel, potatoes and carrots are deliciously lemony, and the chicken thighs are fall off the bone moist. I’m adding this to my regular rotation. Grab the recipe here.
I have done it. My ginger snaps are pretty damn good, if I pat myself on the back a little. But, I’ve managed to perfect making 24 perfectly round and symmetrical cookies in one go. It’s cookie perfection.
Comfort foods are in, kids. Like roasted butternut squash–simple, with olive oil, pepper, and salt.