Tag Archives: cheese

Turkey tamale pie for Pi Day

In honor of Pi Day (3/14), I decided to join the masses (including my son’s advanced physics class) and make pie. Since I have not yet succeeded at my goal to achieve perfect piecrust, I went with one of Luke’s … Continue reading

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Mac & cheese with a panko crust

Today’s post will be fast and dirty, because my brother-in-law Steve requested this recipe and I leave tomorrow morning for Portland, Oregon. We served this mac and cheese to Steve and his family a few days ago. I made a … Continue reading

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Tomato-pesto grilled cheese

  A fast lunch with summer’s bounty: just-picked tomatoes and homemade pesto. I grew up eating grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches. Luke is a huge pesto fan; his go-to snack or quick lunch is grilled cheese with pesto-slathered bread. The … Continue reading

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Feta & greens omelet: one-handed lunch

I’ve been swamped with editing work lately, so the girls haven’t gotten much play time. On Sunday, I took them to the dog park for some much-needed energy release. When we got to the park, it was occupied. Normally that’s … Continue reading

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Chicken chili with black beans

We are a two-chili family. Tom makes a fantastic red chili with sausage and kidney beans; I make white chili with chicken and white beans. Tonight we had some lovely leftover chicken, so it was my turn. Once my onions … Continue reading

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fried egg sandwich with roasted pepper

If there’s one food trend that I’m right on top of, it’s the fried egg sandwich. An egg is perfect foil for so many flavors. I confess that part of the reason I add peppers is as justification for the buttery egg … Continue reading

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Bacon-broccoli quiche

Bacon is tasty. Bacon from a locally cured organic pig is wondrous. It’s rich and full of porky goodness but never too salty. As my friend Brett Laidlaw says on his fantastic blog Trout Caviar, homemade (or locally produced) bacon … Continue reading

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