Chunky Monkey Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

  Happy Friday, everyone! I have such a treat for you today! We are a granola family. I’ve been making homemade granola for years upon years. My second born son has a real thing for it; he doesn’t like breakfast cereal, but he adores granola. I try to keep it on hand for him at [Read On]

Corn Stock plus Roasted Corn and Potato Chowder | Make Ahead Mondays

Soup and sweater weather… There simply isn’t any weather I like better than those first days of fall -REAL FALL- where the skies are gunmetal grey and leaves are just starting to turn. It’s a mighty wind, and it’s brisk, and it wants to blow right through you. It makes you understand why those leaves [Read On]

Fire Roasted Red Peppers Preserved in Olive Oil | Make Ahead Mondays

I hope you’re having a relaxed and happy Labor Day. I’m almost giddy with excitement. I took… Wait for it… I took a nap. I’m serious. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a big deal to you, but I have to tell you that between one thing and another, I didn’t nap (excluding illnesses) for almost [Read On]

Grilled Summer Salad

  There are few things I like better on a hot day than a cold salad. If it happens to be one that I was able to whip up when the day was still cool or -better yet- the day before, I’m even happier. When that salad takes advantage of the best parts of summer [Read On]

Waffle Iron Hash Browns and Chorizo Hash

I absolutely, unequivocally, unabashedly, whole-heartedly, borderline-medicably love potatoes in just about every form they can possibly be served; Mashed, fried, baked, smashed, roasted, grilled, and most especially in grated hash brown form. Oh hash browns, you are so magical. The crunch to soft ratio is so perfect on you. Every bite is a beautiful thing. [Read On]

Slow-Cooker Red Beans and Rice and Creole Seasoning | Make Ahead Mondays

I’m going to go ahead and say right now that I have absolutely zero idea how authentically “Cajun” today’s recipe is, having never actually been to the great state of Louisana. All I know is that it is very possibly one of the tastiest things to come out of my kitchen in recent weeks. There [Read On]

Whole Cherry Clafoutis (Cherry Custard Tart) | Classic French Dessert

Plrb. That’s the genteel version of ptooey. Which is what you’re inevitably going to have to do if you eat a clafoutis whilst in France. This brings me, rather quickly, to two very important points. Clafoutis -for the benefit of those who haven’t yet had it- is seriously good stuff. It’s a warm or room [Read On]

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

  I’m a Fritos kind of gal. It’s hard to go wrong with a salty, deep-fried corn chip, but there’s just something special about Fritos. I’ve loved them as long as I can remember. When I was younger, there was more than one time I polished off a whole bag of Fritos in one sitting. [Read On]