The title says it all, for once, but double up on the Happy New Year. Closeup shows how each slice of the hasselbacked spud has a spoonful of homemade veggie chili and the whole thing is topped with grated sharp cheddar and popped back into the oven to melt. Blog post explaining how to hasselback … More Happy New Year with Hasselback Potatoes, Vegetarian Chili and Sharp Cheddar
Who knew that spreading mayonnaise on the outside of your grilled cheese sandwich instead of butter is a thing? I didn’t, but saw it somewhere and tried it with plain mayo. It delivered the normal crunch we expect to go with melted cheese but I decided to try a flavor extender. I’m a fan of … More Chipotle your mayo for grilled cheese sandwich.
I took this photo to remember — when I’m moved out of this house — this area of my carefully curated, mostly thrift-store art, now with the addition of one painting after the subtraction of a stack of art books to boxes now holding the painting upright. The painting had been hanging on a bedroom … More A Little Art As Food, with Naan Inside-Out Pizza. Faux. Non.
I bought a package of Hasselback potatoes at Trader Joe’s, appreciated them for the first time and decided to make some fresh ones in the oven with some leftover garlic butter, then put them under leftover chili and sharp cheddar cheese today for me and Sylvia. I didn’t need to look for a recipe as … More I teach myself Hasselback Potatoes
I’ve joined NaNoWriMo this year with goal of completing the task during the onset of many gray days in Seattle, a sort of pick-me-up as I go along while the season gnaws at my will. 50,000 words in November. A new novel, approximately 200 pages, and, for me, it is the first draft of one … More Let’s Call It Southwestern Gratin
A special visitor from London was hungry for home-cooking and home atmosphere on a jam-packed business itinerary at our local, gigantic online retailer of everything imaginable to humans, animals and robots. It featured meetings including business breakfasts, networking lunches and evening dinners/drinks with more business people. I asked my daughter to find out what our … More Chipotle Beef Shepherd’s Pie with Sharp Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Sometimes we plan to make a certain dinner item, then make something else with the same ingredients. That’s the nature of cookery. Sometimes we don’t know exactly what we’re going to cook, but take steps to lead us in the direction we’ll ultimately take. Yesterday I’d intended to make a casserole of brown rice and … More Unexpected Casserole: Roasted Veggies, Rice, Cheese Sauce
Frittatas are popular here because they provide dinner, leftovers and, usually, breakfast the next day. This one had three baking-size russets, caramelized and raw onion, a whole can of the fire-roasted roasted green chilis stirred into the five eggs, cubed pepper jack cheese pushed into the seasoned hot potato and onion mix here and there … More Green Chili n Pepper Jack Frittata