Egg and Sausage Poutine

Egg and Sausage Poutine

Egg and sausage poutine is a glorious comfort food.  I could easily eat it for breakfast (preferably with a Bloody Mary), but am just as happy to make this for dinner, particularly on a cool, rainy autumn night, served with a crisp Chardonnay and eaten watching a comedy. My husband, Clay, is the person who brought poutine into our world.  I am pretty sure he found a recipe for it on a video on Facebook.  My initial reaction was one…

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Kale, Walnut, and Prosciutto Flatbread

Kale, Walnut, and Prosciutto Flatbread

I’ve been toying with the idea of making flatbread for lunch for a while now, so when I saw a big bunch of Lacinato Kale at the market this weekend, I decided it pair it with walnuts and prosciutto to make kale walnut, and prosciutto flatbread.  This is a riff on a pasta dish I used to make all the time that included kale, walnuts and feta cheese.  If you wanted to do a vegetarian version of this flatbread, I…

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Sausage and Spinach Mac and Cheese

Sausage and Spinach Mac and Cheese

The past weekend was the weekend for comfort food, including this sausage and spinach mac and cheese.  As the weather turns gloomy and we realize that the three hour move north really will make a difference in terms of the number of cloudy days and rain, I’m starting to dig around more in Pinterest and my own recipe archives to find foods that evoke warmth and coziness.  Mac and cheese is definitely one of these – it’s super indulgent and…

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Mostly Classic Manhattan

Mostly Classic Manhattan

Last week, I was happily sitting outside in the sun and sipping away at a melon mojito; this week, I’m cozied up under a blanket with dog snuggled tight against me under an afghan and sipping away at a very classic fall drink – the Manhattan.  I’m calling this a mostly classic Manhattan, as I did make a few small tweaks to the common recipe. First off, as I think I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve been slowly rebuilding my…

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Pear and Chocolate Scones

Pear and Chocolate Scones

These pear and chocolate scones came about because I drank a cup of Earl Grey tea the other afternoon and decided that my next cup of tea needed to be accompanied by scones.  That, and, through a moment of marital miscommunication at Trader Joe’s last weekend, we ended up with two boxes of butter, two dozen eggs, and two containers of heavy cream, which neither of us realized until we were home and unloading the groceries.  Fortunately, scones use heavy…

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Crockpot Posole

Crockpot Posole

I recently ran across a great blog that combines the best of two worlds: food and books.  I’ve previously participated in the Novel Food challenge on Simona Carini’s beautiful blog, and was very excited to find Cook the Books Foodie Book Club.  The book chosen for August and September was F.G. Hachenbeck’s The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo.  This is a slightly odd book that fictionalizes Frida Kahlo’s life in context of a little recipe book that Kahlo might have…

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Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce

Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce

My pasta in pesto cream sauce recipe was created in response to a serious craving I’ve been having lately for Noodles & Company’s Pesto Cavatappi.  The problem is, I know darn well that the minute I go and order pesto cavatappi and then actually taste it, I’m going to be disappointed.  It will be too salty or too bland or too not what I remember from the many years ago I lived in the Denver area and Noodles & Company…

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Chicken, Broccoli, Cheddar Calzones

Chicken, Broccoli, Cheddar Calzones

For this week’s Sunday Supper, I want to share one of my comfort foods: chicken, broccoli, cheddar calzones.  Calzones are such a perfect food – dough and filling.  Best yet, they are very, very freezer friendly, so, though they can take a bit of time to put together, they work well for super easy weekday meals: pull the calzone out of the freezer and toss it in the oven (still foil wrapped) for 45 minutes or so at 350 degrees….

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Late Summer Melon Mojito

Late Summer Melon Mojito

I keep thinking that the last of summer is surely around the corner.  I’m ready for sweaters, pumpkin spice everything, and lots and lots of rain (it’s the PNW after all – shouldn’t it be raining already?).  I know there is a change coming in the weather; I’m just impatient, that’s all.  In the meantime, I figure if it’s going to insist on being in the mid-eighties, I might as well enjoy a last (maybe) summer cocktail or two. It’s…

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Fall Root Vegetable Salad

Fall Root Vegetable Salad

I’d be the first to admit that I’ve become a little obsessed with fall root vegetables this season.  Easy access to various types of late summer radishes has been so much fun.  This week felt like a soup and salad kind of week, so I decided to do a fall root vegetable salad to enjoy radishes and beets.  I threw in some lettuce as the base.  If I ever get an avocado to ripen up, I might also toss one…

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