autumn

Clean and Spicy Asian Greens

I just got back from 3 days of eating my way through Dallas. There are so many adjectives I can and will use to describe my trip. Filling is the one that pops up first. I loved this trip, a gathering of food writers who were invited to see what exciting culinary happenings were taking …

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Barbacoa Beef Chili

Okay, those Barbacoa beef tacos were good, but there’s still a lot leftover….that was not unintentional. Here is a glimpse inside my Machiavellian brain…..I wanted to make a beef chili, but I wanted to figure out how to get some serious flavor into the meat BEFORE it even met up with the beans and other …

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One Skillet (Carroty) Macaroni and Cheese

I often get asked what I think about sneaking vegetables into recipe, and on the whole I am not a fan.  Spinach hidden in brownies?  No thank you, sir.  In the long run I don’t think it’s a good idea because it sends (or probably reinforces) the message to kids that vegetables are icky and …

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Two Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Naan Pizza

I have convinced myself that I am an expert in grilled pizza, and no one in my family is contesting that claim.  The reason being that they would not get any more grilled pizza. But this is an expertise that I can only substantiate during the warmer months. Otherwise my pizza output — and therefore …

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