I’m all excited about this recipe. Which seems silly, because it’s totally something Aunt Edna would have lugged to the barbecue in her giant green Tupperware bowl, setting it next to the quivering Jell-O fruit salad. Or maybe that’s why I’m so excited about it. It feels so perfectly retro.
I’m also excited about it because I love it. And peas have not always been my thing, so. Yay! Yay for peas!
Oh, goodness. Oh, goodness gracious. You must try these potatoes.
Creamy, tangy, cheesy, addicting – four words to describe these twice-baked potatoes. Here are four more: Make extra. Trust me.
Do you remember wilted spinach salad? Or is that just something from my childhood?
Spinach dressed in hot bacon drippings and vinegar until it wilts and becomes surprisingly delicious?
I know I tend to talk a lot about babies and sleep, but seriously, man! Babies and sleep! I swear, every other day our darling daughter pulls another trick out of her hat that’s single-handedly designed to give us an entirely new level of appreciation for the book “Go the F— to Sleep.” That book, by the way, was of our more hilarious shower gifts. It was given to us by some sweetly smiling, knowing parents who surely knew exactly what we were in for and who quietly chuckled at our glowing pre-baby naivete.
I first made this amazing corn chowder last summer, and it was an instant hit in our house. I started with Ina Garten’s popular Cheddar Corn Chowder, creating a vegetarian version that, I think, more than rivals her recipe. Hers starts with lots of bacon and uses chicken broth. Mine subs vegetable stock, and I provide big crispy pieces of peppered bacon at the end to make the meat-eaters happy. They just sprinkle it over the top of their individual bowls of otherwise vegetarian corn chowder.
Us vegetarians hardly get the short end of the stick, though, especially when this hearty soup is made at the peak of corn season. Sweet, juicy corn, cut right off the cob. Tangy, melty cheddar cheese. Buttery Yukon Gold potatoes. Yeah, I’m saying it: yum.