Chicken Enchilladas

An Ode to Unwritten Recipes 2013

There are a lot of reasons not to write about what you’ve cooked, but it is a little sad to see all the photos of food made that will never get a day in the sun. So, here, I’ve collected are many of my 2013 recipe “fails,” or those simply not quite good enough yet…

Roasted Baby Potatoes and Carrots

Roasted Baby Potatoes and Carrots

There is not much to say about these except that they are f-bombing delicious and I make them all the time, on request, for family near and far. Besides French fries and chips, this is the only way my little one (who is eight) will eat potatoes. This recipe is a real treat with new…

Parmesan Zucchini Bake

Parmesan Zucchini Bake

‘Tis the season for an overabundance of zucchini. Here is a recipe that I recently rediscovered at a cookout at my mom’s house. A friend of hers brought it as a dish to share and mom had the card in her old recipe box. I increased the parmesan and added fresh basil from our garden,…

Peas

Hot Buttered Peas with Basil and Onions

If you see fresh peas in the pod at your local farmers market, buy them immediately and plan to eat them that evening. Fresh peas are best the same day they are harvested. Frankly, they are best eaten directly out of the pod as you are shucking them. If you can resist however, cook them up…

Potato Salad c Leslie Goddard

Joe’s Mama’s Potato Salad

Are you ready for Memorial Day Weekend parties? Are you supposed to bring a dish to pass? Well, check your spice cabinet and run to the store for potatoes, onions, celery, and mayo. And get ready to share this fast, easy, and delicious recipe, because your friends will ask you for it. I asked my dear…

Artichokes with Garlic, Lemon & Butter c Leslie Goddard

Artichokes with Roasted Garlic Butter

Artichokes were one of those weird things that we ate growing up that a lot of other people did not. I have a very clear memory from my volatile teenage years, of sitting with my mother at the dining room table, slowing picking our way through an artichoke in the afternoon light. There is a…

Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

We’re regularly experimenting with the best way to cook brussels sprouts. These adorable green bulbs find their way into our shopping cart at least two to three times per month. We’ve been stuck in a rut of simply blanching then sautéing our sprouts with bacon. With this recipe, I was going for a softer sprout, but still…