Buffalo Phili Cheese Turkey Sandwich

 This is the best of multiple worlds blended like the crossroads of America. It will be a repeat family menu item.  I’m still working on the sandwich form (recently I made piadina to see how that would work) but it really does not matter. That’s not due to our new homebound reality. it’s simply because if you like Frank’s hot sauce this will tickleContinue reading “Buffalo Phili Cheese Turkey Sandwich”

Oven Ribs

Although I roast plenty of chicken, babybacks feel like a special occasion. And I have no idea why. They are beyond EZ. In the winter or an apartment you don’t even need a grill to finish them (which is legitimately delicious come summer btw). This is just a long winded way of saying, make someContinue reading “Oven Ribs”

When The Husband’s Away The Lentils Will Play Curry

Curry has many meanings, but my fave definition, “sauce”, was shared by a cookbook writer years ago. He also offered a strategy for a quick lentil curry that at least two of us love. My daughter and I have eaten this dish straight from the pan, and although I’m not sure I adhere to allContinue reading “When The Husband’s Away The Lentils Will Play Curry”

Is it Summer Yet?

Good gosh will this winter ever end?! Nothing says channeling warm weather like something blended in the coupe. So drink up my lovelies! And don’t just hoard this strawberry syrup for cocktails. Stop paying for flavored seltzer and make your own. Or strawberry whip cream or vinaigrette. Or drink it by the spoonful. Just sayin’…Continue reading “Is it Summer Yet?”

Homemade Mayo (not Fallen Chocolate Cake)

The dog ate my cake (and survived both the chocolate and me). So here’s a picture of the mayo. And the dog. I didn’t intend to make mayo, but ignored a golden rule for making hard boiled eggs (fresh eggs, what was I thinking?! See link below) and wrecked the whites late Friday night duringContinue reading “Homemade Mayo (not Fallen Chocolate Cake)”

Summer Salvation 

                                            Ennui (noun) – a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction. Miriam-Webster.comKitchen ennui (noun) a a feeling whereby the cook lacks inspiration. An infectious state of culinary boredom, weariness and dissatisfaction. Betsy Karetnick  It’s notContinue reading “Summer Salvation “

Chocolate Pudding!

Pot de creme is just fancy pudding, but this recipe is the opposite of the original. No need to waste time with a water bath. All the ingredients minus the chocolate get cooked together (watch the heat so the egg yolks don't curdle!) and blended with chopped chocolate. Hellooo Ninja – it's been a while.Continue reading “Chocolate Pudding!”

When Life Gives You Leftover Challah Pudding

So this seemed like a good idea and the non-baker's way to offer up super fast dessert. Adding chocolate chips makes bread pudding Valentine's Day friendly too! More to the point, I scored some major household points. As this was a first timer for me, I admit I may make adjustments. That said, baking eggsContinue reading “When Life Gives You Leftover Challah Pudding”

Thanks, Mario

Thanks, Mario… Mr. Batali saved me a trip to the grocery. And he can save you too if you have a head of cauliflower, pasta and a handful of pantry/fridge staples. I'll tell you flat out I reduced the pasta by 25% and could have done with even less. I also added 3 pinches ofContinue reading “Thanks, Mario”

Not Oatmeal Breakfast Salad

For the ladies and gents who asked. Salad is good any time of day. I like it in the am instead of hot cereal. In this case bulgur subs for oatmeal, but so could barley or wheat berry. Any whole grain. The veg can be poached from leftovers. Do yourself a favor and dress withContinue reading “Not Oatmeal Breakfast Salad”