cook | cod + lemony spinach.

This is a really simple, healthy weeknight meal. The baked cod, wrapped in prosciutto for a little bit of necessary fat, is smothered in salt, pepper, olive oil and baked until white and flaky, about 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven. I sauteed some onion, garlic, and spinach in a pan, and squeezed freshContinue reading “cook | cod + lemony spinach.”

cooking | birthday macs.

Sean’s 34th was last week. He wanted to grill burgers. Instead of just grilling burgers, though, I had to take it up a notch. Enter the homemade Big Mac, with three buns, homemade special sauce, minced onions, pickles, shredded lettuce, and loads of yellow cheese. These were so easy to make and tasted just likeContinue reading “cooking | birthday macs.”

cooking | leftover nachos chilaquiles.

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.”

weeknight dinner | flank steak tostadas.

Homemade tostadas are my newest obsession. I’ve always loved them, and I often fry my own tortilla chips, so why wouldn’t I be making tostadas like they are going out of style? Who knows why not, but now I am. These tostadas were topped with mashed black beans, mashed avocado, grilled flank steak (which IContinue reading “weeknight dinner | flank steak tostadas.”

bakes | hatch green chile quiche.

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.”

weeknight dinner | pappardelle with clams.

This was a simple, quick, but super delicious weeknight dinner. All together, it took about 20 minutes, from start to finish. Little necks, and any other clams for that matter, are readily available and cheap around these parts. Hello, weeknight dinner. It’s simple, throw tons of garlic, parsley, red pepper flakes, and olive oil intoContinue reading “weeknight dinner | pappardelle with clams.”

pea, prosciutto | pasta.

The other week, I made this really simple dinner courtesy Smitten Kitchen. I love the genius way you freeze the fresh tortellini and then cook them like pot stickers–first browning them in oil over a hissing pan, and then finishing them with a quick steam. Genius. The mint, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and dollop ofContinue reading “pea, prosciutto | pasta.”

cheese cake.

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.”