Kind of like a BLT

  Roasted cherry tomatoes + a couple of pieces of bacon, chopped + some pan-fried ghetto croutons (with red chile) + sauteed kale (in bacon drippings) + a tiny little drizzle of this vinaigrette. I added what was supposed to be a fried egg, but it turned out more scrambled then fried. I suck at eggs. […]


Today went kind of like this: Really exciting and fun plans with sister totally squashed by threat of severe weather, which has not yet proved to be true. Crabby attitude ensues. Bah, humbug, etc. etc. Dinner, rather than something fun along our antiquing route somewhere between Lindstrom, Taylors Falls, Stillwater, Hudson, and home, was pasta. […]

You should make this.

Red Curry Coconut Mussels and Cambodian Grapefruit Salad The curried mussels recipe makes way more sauce than you need for 2 pounds of mussels, so I usually pour off about half before adding the mussels. I freeze the reserved portion for a quick curry another day. I use the entire can of red curry (instead of […]

Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is delicious. Roasted garlic is versatile. Roasted garlic is kind of inconvenient. It takes quite a long time to cook, but the payoff is totally worth it. The uses are endless… If you have an hour and an itty bit of freezer space, DO THIS. Preheat the oven to 375. Cut the top […]

Sick Day 7 Minute Fried Rice

I’m sick. With what, I’m not quite sure. I’ve had a grab bag of symptoms over the last few days that don’t make any sense whatsoever. Let’s just call it “the ick.” After eating nothing but crackers, toast, applesauce, chicken noodle soup, and rice for the last couple of days, I found myself craving real […]

10 Minute Gnocchi with Bacon, Peas, and Roquefort Cream Sauce (and Tofu, and Pot Pie)

The beginning of a new year typically starts with all sorts of healthy goals, hints, tips, aspirations, lies, etc. I’m going to backtrack into the completely opposite direction with this one. Bacon, cream, cheese… Holler! Menu planning around the holidays is tough for us, due to odd work hours and other last-minute things popping up. […]

Sopa de Ajo

Yum. This was so simple, so filling, and so so so delicious. It could probably be done in less time by starting with minced garlic, and by poaching the eggs in another pot while cooking the soup. However, I am physically incapable of successfully poaching an egg, and the thought of mincing an entire head […]

Trick or Treat!

Step 1. Buy a take-and-bake cheese pizza from Costco. Step 2. Top with dollops of mashed roasted garlic mixed with mashed roasted squash. 3. Add some caramelized onions that you lazily cooked in the oven while the squash and garlic were roasting. 4. Gild the lily with some super spicy [cooked] Mexican-style chorizo 5. Bake. […]