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”

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)”

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”

It’s a Bundt

When you don't have butter, make this cake. Thank you @Hersheys.com for keeping this classic for us. Hot water and veg oil make for a super moist cake. I sacrificed snow day cocoa for this confection and it was worth it. The online version calls for frosting. My number 1 son doesn't care for it,Continue reading “It’s a Bundt”

In Search of A New TB Fave!

  From my Martha days, I make a great turkey burger called with full truthfulness, “my favorite turkey burger”. But I needed another alternative and a quick search turned up this recipe from the cult eating mastermind behind Ottolenghi. Don't let the fluidity of the meat fool you – it will firm up in theContinue reading “In Search of A New TB Fave!”

Birthday Biscuits

It wasn't breakfast in bed as promised, but I did deliver the biscuits with bacon and eggs to the birthday child. This recipe is virtually idiot proof. Opt for lightly rolling out the biscuits and not too thin! You may get fewer but they'll rise higher. I used a pastry cutter to blend the butter.Continue reading “Birthday Biscuits”