Linguine with Italian Sausage

Now that fall is here (even though it doesn’t seem like it), I’ve started craving my go to fall comfort foods like chili and pasta. My son usually likes his Bolognese pureed, but I talked him into a lighter, fresher tomato sauce, and made linguine with Italian sausage. For his purposes, I called it a…

Chorizo Mac and Cheese

My office had a little summer party complete with margarita machines (virgin of course), chips, salsa, guacamole, and cheese dip. By the end of the party, we were left with a rather large amount of Chihuahua cheese. Not wanting anything to go to waste, I took the cheese home, and immediately thought of making chorizo…

Kimchi Fried Rice

Guess who found a jar of kimchi in the back of the fridge! I thought I had used it all, but I found this glorious jar behind a bottle of maple syrup. I immediately knew that I was going to make kimchi fried rice for my friend and me. We’re both pretty big fans, and…

Broccoli and Bacon Pasta

It’s the middle of the week. I’ve worked late every night, and haven’t been to the store. I didn’t even take anything out of the freezer. I take a peek in my fridge to see if I can do better than grilled cheese or pb&j. I have a few slices of bacon, a crown of…

Mac and Cheese with Blue Cheese and Bacon

I have a love/hate relationship with blue cheese. It’s stinky, yet flavorful and bold. I love it on salad with dried cranberries and walnuts, on a cheese board with pears, or with buffalo chicken mac! The other day I found myself with a container of crumbled blue cheese and began to scour the web for…

Spinach and Feta Pasta

This spinach and feta pasta recipe is from the working-mom-I-need-a-meal-fast cookbook. I love it because it’s easy to make, filling, and has a vegetable! This is the only way I can get my son to eat another veggie other than broccoli. The essence of the spinach and feta pasta is very similar to spinach pie,…

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

A couple of years ago, I made buffalo chicken mac and cheese for a good friend of mine and we almost ate the entire pan in one sitting.  He asked if I would make it again and I agreed, but I wanted to change it a little bit.  Last time I shredded the chicken and…

Jambalaya Pasta

When I went to the market last week to buy Italian sausage for my fennel, sausage and asparagus recipe, they were out, so I bought andouille instead.  I ended up going to a different market later in the week, found Italian sausage and put the andouille in the freezer.  My friend (ok, so maybe he’s…

Crab Mac and Cheese

When someone asks me if there is a food that I can’t live without, I always say cheese.  I love cheese.  I’m even turning my thirteen-year-old into a cheese guy.  We eat lots of grilled cheese sandwiches at home and by Miles’ decree, they must be made with sourdough bread, gruyere and black forest dry…

Rotini Pasta Bake

I was one of the many people in the DC area who attempted to stock up on supplies before “Snowzilla” arrived.  Three days out, I bought firewood and made sure that I had enough gas.  The day before the storm, I went to Whole Foods on my lunch hour to buy a few odds and…

Smokey Bacon Mac and Cheese

If you asked me to name my top 10 favorite foods, mac and cheese and bacon would be in the top five.  When I came across a recipe that had mac and cheese, bacon and a little whiskey, how could I resist?  I wouldn’t typically add whiskey to mac and cheese, but when I read…

Lamb and Pea Lasagna

According to native Washingtonians, or at least anyone who’s lived here longer than I have tells me that this is an unseasonably cold winter. I just tell them that it’s Mother Nature testing me because I now have to take the Metro to work and have to walk a total of 4 blocks every day….