Best Buttermilk Pancakes and Make Ahead Mondays Breakfast Highlights

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I’m still in a glow-y mood. The boys treated me to a cup of tea in bed (that mercifully stayed in the vessel before reaching my mouth), French toast once I was downstairs, a day full of (mostly) getting along beautifully, and a clean kitchen (for most of the day.) [Read On]

Whole Wheat Popovers with Greek Yogurt Creme and Strawberries

Two days ago, I walked into a doctor’s office and paid them to shoot lasers into my eyes. I felt very Jetsons… very Star Trek… very Galaxy Quest. I half expected Dr. Crusher to walk into the room to scan me. My sole disappointment was the utter lack of sound effects accompanying the laser eye [Read On]

Supreme Spinach and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches | Make Ahead Mondays

I’ve been very listy lately. By that, I don’t mean I’m leaning markedly to one side but rather that I’ve been the Queen of List Making. This is how I keep track of what I’ve done and what I have to do. I’ve tried journal or diary keeping several times over the years and ended [Read On]

Dijon Cheddar Scallion Puffs (Gougères) | Make Ahead Mondays

Nicolas Sarkozy has banned cheese from the Elysée Palace? Woah. That, my friends, is trés, trés scandalous. The French meal -such as is my experience with it- revolves around the cheese course. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin -the French gastronome extraordinaire- is widely quoted as saying, “A dessert without cheese is like a beautiful woman who is missing [Read On]

Fromage Fort (Cheese Spread)

We interrupt these Thanksgiving preparations to bring you a Public Service Announcement. This is only an announcement. This post will take less than five minutes to read and less than five minutes to prepare. You may then return to cooking for your feast: Did you get invited to a last minute shindig? Do you need [Read On]

Spinach Bacon Cheddar Munchy Cakes

My name is Mrs. Bacon Onion Cheddar-Spinach, but you can call me Mrs. Spinach. I loved spinach so much that I married it. Er, not really, but you get the point. Spinach. Sigh. This is a bittersweet story. For years, I didn’t cook spinach as much as I’d like because my kids -most of ‘em [Read On]

Hot TexMess

We had ten inches of snow last night. On the twenty second-slash-twenty third of March. I vacillated between bitter and grateful. Bitter because it’s MARCH TWENTY THIRD and I have ten inches of snow when yesterday there was green and chirping and peeping and warm breezes and sunshine. I opted to park myself on grateful [Read On]

Homemade Ghee (Clarified or Drawn Butter or Beurre Noisette)

Welcome to part III of the series of component dishes (Part I, Candied Jalapenos, can be read here! And Part II, Homemade Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Yogurt Salsa [Raita] can be read here!)  to make the transcendent ‘Second to Naanwich’ that still has me obsessed almost three weeks after eating it.  In the next post, [Read On]