You don’t really need a recipe for the ‘classic’ pimento cheese, do you? All it is, really, is grated cheddar, a jar of drained (diced) pimentos, maybe a scant Tablespoon of finely minced onion and a dash of worcestershire, and enough mayo to bind everything together. Some people, at this point, also blend it together [...]
Well, the Superbowl is coming. I know this because the grocery store circulars are exhorting me to buy a platter of something called ‘Wyngz,’ and also potato chips.
While I’m not very likely to watch ‘the game,’ I just may buy some of these ‘wyngz’ and potato chips because, well, why not, we like to snack.
Let’s talk about drunk food for a minute, shall we?
Drunk food is a carb- and fat-bombed greasy mess; the kind of food you eat with your hands or out of a paper wrapper, usually deep-fried and smothered in cheese. Drunk food is the kind of food you eat with gusto and without guilt because, after [...]
Here is a thing that usually happens in my garden: I plant garlic in the late fall/early winter when I finally remember to get around to it, and when there is absolutely nothing else to do. Then I completely forget about it for a good six months and then, about this time [...]
Pretty certain I will never be a hand model as there is always dirt under my fingernails. Sorry.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, geez, couldn’t you have posted this recipe before the Superbowl, so that I could’ve had something easy and delicious to eat while we watched the game commercials?
You know how there are just certain foods that are the essence of summer, of the fresh-luscious bounty of the earth? There is the juicy peach, the corn-on-the-cob, the thick crimson wedges of watermelon; there is tomato pie and fresh pesto and open-faced tomato sandwiches that must be eaten over the sink to catch the [...]
I used to not think meal planning was all that hard. In fact, I used to not think about it at all beyond: “I’m hungry. What’s in the refrigerator?” or, “I wonder if there’s a box of mac n’ cheese in the pantry?”
When I got out of college and became slightly more health-conscious, I made [...]
To be honest, I’d never thought about frying hard-boiled eggs until this cookbook came along.
Because, you know, hard-boiled eggs are already cooked.
This recipe is a variation on the pan-crisped deviled eggs—and a simpler one, at that.
There’s no messy stuffing to deal with, or salad dressing. Just hardboiled eggs sliced in half, cooked in oil and [...]
If you are from the South, then you will know that any church potluck worth its salt is going to have deviled eggs.
If you are truly a southern cook, you may even have a platter with small divots in it specifically for serving deviled eggs. In which case you will know that deviled eggs contain [...]
These are the food memories I have of visiting Paris with my mom over a decade ago: nutella and banana crepes served in paper from sidewalk vendors; chocolate-filled buttery croissants for breakfast; and warm melty rounds of goat cheese on baguette slices with salad.
And of those three foods, it is the goat cheese toasts I [...]