April 30, 2015
I recently had a wonderful meal at a restaurant, including a great side dish of Brussels sprouts with grapes. It was delicious. I wanted to recreate that dish at home the other day, but I was fresh out of grapes. I did have raisins, though, and those were grapes at one point, so… close enough. I came up with this recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Carrots and Raisins, and here’s how I made it. What do you think it began with? Brussels sprouts!
These little green beauts came from Read the rest of this entry »
March 12, 2015
I’ve been back from Michigan for a week, but I have one more recipe to share from my time there. It seems weird to use the phrase “anchovy topping,” because it sounds desserty, but this dish definitely isn’t a dessert. It starts with three very un-desserty ingredients: onion, green pepper, and red pepper.
That’s 1/2 an onion, 1/2 a green pepper, and (surprise, surprise) 1/2 a red pepper.
I should back up. The idea for this dish came about because Read the rest of this entry »
December 18, 2014
I’ve been enjoying turnips lately. I’ve made them into fries, added them to soup, and even a salad. Since turnips are a good alternative to potatoes, I decided to try mashing them. And I included a new-to-me vegetable in the recipe, because…why not? Everyone say hello to…
A rutabaga is a root vegetable that’s actually a cross between a Read the rest of this entry »
November 25, 2014
I went to Universal Studios Hollywood yesterday, and as I was leaving, they were shooting the entertainment news show “Extra.” I watched the host, Mario Lopez, do about ten minutes of intros and promos, and what did I see when I tuned in later that night? I was on TV!
It was just for a second or two, in the lower left corner, but it was cool nonetheless. I don’t know if Read the rest of this entry »
November 11, 2014
Ain’t no party like a spaetzle party ’cause a spaetzle party don’t stop!
I was talking about food with my Aunt Mary when I visited her last week, and she mentioned how she had recently bought spaetzle at a local supermarket. Spaetzle, a type of German egg noodle, is something I’ve eaten at German restaurants a couple times, but I had never seen it in the store. So Mary pulled the package out of her pantry and said “take it! It’s yours.” Read the rest of this entry »
October 21, 2014
I faced one of my fears, guys, and I lived to tell about it. It’s probably one of the sillier fears you’ll hear about, but I’m not ashamed. I was afraid of molasses.
It’s simple: Molasses can kill you. And I’m not talking about calories or diabetes or unhealthy living. I’m talking about drowning. Yes, drowning. Read the rest of this entry »
September 25, 2014
Here’s a good, easy, versatile recipe with lots of wiggle room for substitutions and customization. I used that wiggle room a couple times while putting this together! It’s called Cherry Mustard Broccoli Salad, and it starts with… broccoli.
All of you with keen observation skills have noticed that there is also cauliflower in that steamer basket. I was gonna just use broccoli, but Read the rest of this entry »