Peach Salsa in Seconds

June 25, 2017

You guys, salsa is super easy to make. Like, really easy. Here’s how I make my Peach Salsa. First, wash and prep all your ingredients:

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Butternut and Bison (!) Casserole

October 6, 2014

I’ve eaten bison before, at restaurants. I love a bison burger. But I’ve never cooked with it. That’s why, when I saw bison during a trip to Costco with my friend Jen, I snatched some up.

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What should I make with it? That question became easier to answer once Read the rest of this entry »


Walnut-Crusted Fish

May 7, 2014

I have a quickie recipe for you today. I didn’t take many pictures, partly because I was dealing with raw fish and didn’t want to touch my camera, and partly because I didn’t really know how this was going to turn out. It turned out well, though, and I wish I had more photos, but I don’t, so we’re all just going to have to deal.

Here’s how to make a simple Walnut-Crusted Fish. Read the rest of this entry »


Pan-Seared Balsamic Artichokes

February 24, 2014

Artichokes are one of those vegetables that just seem like a hassle. Artichoke hearts are delicious – I buy them in cans or jars a lot – but getting a heart out of an actual fresh artichoke takes roughly 23 steps, and it’s a mess. Similarly, cooking fresh artichokes takes forever, and the payoff, while delicious, is small. Most of an artichoke is inedible.

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Despite all this, when a friend Read the rest of this entry »


A Fresh Take on Tuna Casserole

February 11, 2014

A few weekends ago, while flipping through the channels, I settled on a PBS cooking show called “Pati’s Mexican Table,” and for a few minutes I watched host Pati Jinich make a tuna casserole that I wanted to eat right then. It stuck in my head for two weeks. A couple friends came over for dinner the other night, providing me the perfect opportunity to try it out. I modified the recipe somewhat (like I always do, with mixed results), but it still turned out pretty tasty. It starts, like a lot of good recipes do, with onion and garlic.

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The recipe from “Pati’s Mexican Table” is called Read the rest of this entry »


Cookin’ with My Chinese Gourd

November 21, 2013

I love trying new things, especially when those things are produce items. I recently picked up a couple new-to-me items at the farmers market, and one of them was a Chinese gourd.

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The farmer that sold it to me gave me a little information about it: Read the rest of this entry »


Black-Eyed Pea and Canadian Bacon Salad

October 23, 2013

Need an easy, healthy salad recipe? I got one for ya! I made this over the weekend to take to a BBQ, and it was a hit. It was the first time I’ve bought black-eyed peas, and quite possibly the first time I’ve eaten them, and you know how I love trying new things!

Before we get to the black-eyed peas, though, let’s address the other titular ingredient: bacon! Read the rest of this entry »