I know that should go without saying. But when you split the chores and he gets the dishes, and I happily dirty every dish we own baking a three layer cake, I sometimes wonder if my cooking habit isn’t slowly driving him crazy.
I cannot stop buying apples. I’m at the farmer’s market, my arms are already weighed down with melons, corn, red peppers, zucchini, and something else that’s making my bag really heavy, when I decide I NEED apples. Continue reading →
Gotta love a dish that does double duty. This gratin works well as a side dish (Thanksgiving anyone?) or as a main, paired with some green veggies.
With the abundance of fresh fall produce, and the dark and chilly nights, what’s sounds better than a pan of cheesy, meaty, veggies and fruit? This is comfort food at it’s best. Filling, but not heavy, and loaded with vitamins to beat the winter blues. Continue reading →
If you’re like me, you love yourself some tater tots. Fries are great but, let’s face it, though they are both children of the potato, there’s something about their little barrel shape, crispy outsides, steamy insides, and perfectly dip-able round bottoms that blows fries out of the water. (Except waffle fries…that’s a tougher battle.)
If I needed any further proof, a whole array of hot dishes have been centered around the tater tot. Possibly only in Minnesota, but still, can fries claim such culinary achievements?
However, if you are also like me, you do not like what tater tots do to the way your jeans have chosen to fit you today.
I’m interrupting today’s regularly scheduled dessert post to bring you something better.
And it’s made with vegetables.
I know, I just saw the pigs fly by my window too, but seriously guys – you’ve got to try these. Right now. Go to your local farmers market, buy some zucchini, clear your schedule and make some zucchini fritters.
I’ve wanted to get into kale for a while. It’s one of those vegetables I hear a lot about, but don’t really know how to use.
Then I heard about kale chips. Crunchy, salty vegetable chips. What’s not to love there? All the crunch you want with zero guilt because if you eat them all, you basically just ate an entire head of kale. And no one can say that’s a bad thing. Continue reading →