Most of the time when I make Mexican food, I pile it up with—or serve it on top of—stuff like shredded lettuce and radishes for two reasons: 1. It makes me feel like I’m being healthy (thereby giving me license to put more cheese on) and 2. I really like the extra texture and freshness […]
It happens every year like clockwork. My husband and I stuff ourselves over the holidays and after New Year’s we always end up feeling bloated, like our arteries are clogging by the minute and disgusted by our gluttony. We always agree we have to do something and so we come up with these elaborate plans […]
Of the couple recipes I’ve tested this week, I’m OK with putting this one up. My original plan was to make enchiladas but I inexplicably got an urge to do something different with the same ingredients. Instead, I turned them into oven-baked flautas. I’m still tweaking a bit (I totally overstuffed them—story of my life) […]
I’d been having one of those cravings lately that are all encompassing and border on obsessive. This time, all I could think about was French onion soup and its cheesy, rich goodness… so satisfying on a cold, dreary day.
We just got back from a family vacation on the West coast. The vacation itself was fabulous; the kids were great and it was nice to spend time together as a family. But damn, by the third day, I was already so fucking tired of eating bar food. More fries? More flatbread pizzas? More grilled […]
As much as I try, I just can’t seem to cook quinoa properly. I’ve tried various methods but it always ends up badly. Instead of individual fluffy grains, I get a big gloppy mess. Too much water? Overcooked? Who knows. Even when I follow a recipe to the letter, it’s a disaster. This past weekend […]
What do you do with leftover herbs and stuff? Pesto it.