Archive for July, 2008

entree, recipe, sides & bites

easy, no-machine homemade pasta dough

easy, no-machine homemade pasta dough

I’ve always thought homemade pasta was more work than I cared to take on. Make the dough, knead the dough, cut it, feed it into a machine multiple times, then [...]

July 28, 2008 × 29 comments

entree, recipe, sides & bites

my favorite grilled corn salad

my favorite grilled corn salad

You know that grilled Mexican-style corn that’s slathered in mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese, lime and chili powder? It’s just delicious. All tangy, sweet and spicy. But have you ever tried [...]

July 24, 2008 × 12 comments

recipe

sausage & summer vegetable casserole w/ cheesy polenta

sausage & summer vegetable casserole w/ cheesy polenta

Ever since I made that Sausage Bread Pudding back in December, my husband and my parents have been requesting repeats. I’ve even made it for guests. Everyone loves the heartiness [...]

July 22, 2008 × 10 comments

breakfast, dessert, recipe, sides & bites

homemade banana chocolate granola bars

homemade banana chocolate granola bars

I love love love granola. Crunchy and nutty with bits of dried fruit. It’s amazing. Recently, I bought some Udi’s Original Granola and have been slightly obsessed with it ever [...]

July 18, 2008 × 24 comments

recipe, sides & bites

roasted fig, camembert & prosciutto “sushi” rolls

roasted fig, camembert & prosciutto “sushi” rolls

Awhile back, someone from Ile de France cheese contacted me and asked if I would be interested in some free cheese to feature on the blog. Free cheese? Camembert? Yes [...]

July 16, 2008 × 12 comments

entree, recipe, sides & bites

vegetarian three-bean chili

vegetarian three-bean chili

Some people find it surprising that the biggest tag on this site is vegetarian. People who know me know that I love big, juicy burgers, chorizo (duh), short ribs, lamb [...]

July 14, 2008 × 6 comments

entree, recipe, sides & bites

chorizo-stuffed calamari

chorizo-stuffed calamari

Ah yes, chorizo. It’s back. I’ve been pretty good about posting recipes that explore other ingredients, but I always come back to the chorizo. I just can’t help myself. Last [...]

July 11, 2008 × 5 comments

dessert, recipe, sides & bites

watermelon, ricotta salata & mint salad

watermelon, ricotta salata & mint salad

Nothing says summer like watermelon and mint. Watermelon is a summer staple – so juicy, sweet and refreshing. Ricotta salata is a firmer, saltier version of standard ricotta and resembles [...]

July 9, 2008 × 72 comments

breakfast, dessert, entree, recipe, sides & bites

empanadas three ways

empanadas three ways

The 4th of July just might be my favorite holiday. Especially when it lands on a Friday and the rain clouds stay away. We wake up early, pack the food, [...]

July 7, 2008 × 20 comments

entree, recipe, sides & bites

summer roll remix: mango, basil & tea-infused noodles

summer roll remix: mango, basil & tea-infused noodles

Last month, I posted some traditional summer rolls made with carrot, cucumber, rice noodles and cilantro. While delicious, I had a hard time handling the rice paper. Thanks to some [...]

July 2, 2008 × 6 comments