I may never eat scrambled eggs again without cream cheese! Even though the fillets were small at less than 3 oz, each, two were too many for me, and three eggs was too much. Still, I persevered 😉 Continue reading Creamy Walleye Scramble, For One
I was inspired by this dish in the New York Times—Spanish Asparagus Revuelto—which is kind of a scramble with sauteed asparagus and a little (2 oz) Spanish chorizo. I decided to turn it into a frittata and use 1/2 pound … Continue reading Venison Chorizo Frittata
When I went to buy fruit for the blueberry crumble of a few days ago, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to use, so I came home with blueberries, peaches, and Bing cherries (not named for the crooner). Even though … Continue reading Cherry Clafoutis with Coconut Milk
That’s a lot of Ts for one short title. I had leftover angel hair pasta, dressed with olive oil, bacon fat, and Parmesan cheese, so I’m making a frittata. I think some whole-milk ricotta, a little more Parmesan, and some … Continue reading Spaghetti Ricotta Frittata
We like butternut squash roasted in chunks until they brown on the edges, or mashed with butter and salt, and especially in butternut squash risotto. Today I figured it was time for something else, and I wondered how difficult it … Continue reading Savory Butternut Squash Soufflé
This recipe won’t win me any fans among the low and slow scramblers, because it’s the total opposite of that process. It’s so fast, you don’t even have time to salt and pepper in the pan, and you need to … Continue reading Scrambled Eggs in Brown Butter
Jump ahead to New Year’s Day 2019 🎉 and I’m making the pies with the Serious Eats Easy Pie Dough, a butter crust, and I’m using coconut milk in the custard filling in place of half and half (since the … Continue reading Custard Pie
I had a smidgen of pesto, a few tablespoons of fresh mozzarella, and a dusting of Parmesan left from yesterday’s pizza, and of course I still have tomatoes, but I didn’t really have the desire for a large dinner. So, … Continue reading Leftovers Mug Omelet
Side dish or dessert? Side dish or dessert? You’d think with only two choices, making one would be easy, but whenever I hear that option, my head starts swimming with all the possible dishes I could make. First, I lean toward dessert, because within the narrow confines of my family I am known for some pretty good ones, whether elaborate or simple. But then I start panicking about all the possible things that can go wrong, most of them having to do with accidental burning or insufficient rising, overworked crusts or underbaked centers, or missed ingredients—in a dessert, the littlest thing turns into a disaster.
The dessert disaster scenario takes only seconds and I start thinking about side dishes. Now, that’s a gigantic category encompassing appetizers, salads, vegetables, each one of those its own abyss. I’ll have to admit that what first popped into my head was a corn-black bean-mango salsa, but did I want to bring chips or turn it into a pasta salad? Not really. I quickly fell back on the old standby macaroni salad because it’s easy to make and hard to ruin, but with visions of seeing 12 different bowls of the stuff, I had to figure out how to make mine stand out or at least compete well with the others so as not to be faced with taking home the only untouched dish.
A quick trip around the web showed me the right dressing to go with the bacon, so I’m taking Bacon Ranch Macaroni Salad with homemade ranch dressing.
Some color and flavor
Chop bacon after cooking
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For me, the mayo salads are all about the egg. Recipes included in this post: Egg Salad/Deviled Eggs, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad Let’s begin with my disclosure that I am a mayo salad purist, pretty much, making all of them … Continue reading The Mayo Salads
Potato Basil Frittata Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network. Making a version of this frittata for dinner, adding some garlic and country sausage and cutting the potatoes into larger chunks, but I love the idea of adding ricotta and … Continue reading Potato Basil Frittata Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network