Genoa Salami Panini

If you haven’t noticed by now, I have a deep love for cheese. In almost any form, but I have a definite soft spot for mac and cheese and grilled cheese, or any food that make cheese the star. The other night I made a genoa salami panini with manchego and pepperoncini. I always wondered…

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…

Tartfilette

Have I ever mentioned my love for bacon and cheese?  It runs very, very deep, so you could imagine how my eyes widened when I saw this recipe for a tartfilette. Bacon, cheese, potatoes and white wine? Sign me up! The French really know how to blend simple ingredients together and make them wonderful.  The…

Chili Mac

According to the calendar, it’s May, but as far as the weather is concerned, it’s late March/early April.  We’ve had 16 days of rain straight with one day off and now more rain to come for the rest of the week.  And, it’s cold!!  I thought I could turn my heat off, but I’ve lowered…

Cinnamon Oat Waffles

Before Miles was born, and when he was still a toddler, I would make cinnamon oat pancakes. His dad and I loved them. Miles did too. When the trio disbanded and Miles and I became a duo, I started working again and found myself trying to make healthy, kid-friendly meals quickly after working all day….

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…

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

My good friend Benny likes buffalo wings, and by like, I mean love.  No matter where we go, if he finds them on the menu, he orders them.  I don’t like wings at all (some say that’s just not American), but I do like the buffalo flavor and the blue cheese dressing that comes on…

Olive Oil Banana Bread

A couple of weeks ago Bon Appetit published a “Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes” article online.  All of the recipes looked very interesting and I decided that I would spend the next couple of weeks trying the baking recipes to see if they really were perfect.  My first was Julia’s Best Banana Bread. I have…

Tartfilette

I spotted this gem of a recipe while killing time on Facebook. I was scrolling through my newsfeed (mostly Buzzfeed quizzes and posts about bands), when Saveur decided that I should stop, stare and salivate at the post of a recipe for a cheese, potato and bacon casserole. I had to make this. Luckily a…