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Artichoke Arugula Pesto Grilled Cheese

Artichoke Arugula Pesto Grilled Cheese

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

Welcome to pure unadulterated cheesiness. Pure unadulterated deliciousness. Pure unadulterated awesomeness. I’m realizing I actually have no idea what “adulterated” means. I hope it doesn’t mean gross, because now I’m committed.

Here, my friends, I offer you an Artichoke Arugula Pesto Grilled Cheese. Pure unadulterated, um, lunch.

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Cheesy Baked Tortellini with Optional Ground Beef

Cheesy Baked Tortellini with Optional Ground Beef

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in One Dish Two Ways

Ahh, comfort food. How I love you so. Even better when you’re easy. Wait, that sounded a little … lewd. Or maybe I’m the only one who is mentally 12 years of age and went there.

Let’s start again. Hey! Have I got a great recipe for you today! It’s total comfort food (hellooo pasta) and it’s easy (like, super simple to make).

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40 Uber-Cheesy Dip Recipes (P.S. They’re all meatless, too!)

40 Uber-Cheesy Dip Recipes (P.S. They’re all meatless, too!)

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Round-Ups

Ahhhh, cheese. Wonderful cheese.

Especially cheese in dips. Warm cheese in dips. Ooey, gooey, stringy … yep, like pretty much the best thing ever.

And we don’t count calories consumed while watching Super Bowl, soooo! This Sunday, we are totally golden. And so are these incredible cheesy dip recipes.

Got your chips poised? Let’s do this.

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Jalapeno Mac & Cheese

Jalapeno Mac & Cheese

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

I used to despise super-spicy foods. I would say that food shouldn’t hurt. I was a sissy.

Now, I say: Bring it on! I mean, within reason, and with a glass of milk nearby to tame the fire if it gets too out of control. I may not be totally wimpy about heat any longer, but a reformed sissy’s still gotta be prepared.

Especially when said sissy can’t help but stuff a ginormous bite of Jalapeno Mac & Cheese into her gullet.

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Easy Brussels Sprouts Pita Pizzas with Optional Bacon

Easy Brussels Sprouts Pita Pizzas with Optional Bacon

Posted on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in One Dish Two Ways, Popular

I don’t eat fish, I can’t bring myself to like black-eyed peas (as hard as I try), and I keep forgetting to pick up grapes at the store.

There are tons of foods that are thought to bring those that feast upon them good luck and great fortune in the coming year, but this year, I thought maybe I’d try making a little bit of my own luck.

I mean, these Easy Brussels Sprouts Pita Pizzas feature a round shape to represent coins, the color green for money and luck, and deliciousness for, well, um … deliciousness.

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Mushroom Swiss Breakfast Strata with Optional Bacon

Mushroom Swiss Breakfast Strata with Optional Bacon

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in One Dish Two Ways

For us, breakfast strata is an absolute must on Christmas morning. I grew up with it, and the holiday just wouldn’t feel complete without it.

Plus, when you make it the night before, the only work you have to do in the morning is pull the breakfast strata out of the fridge, uncover it, and stick it in the oven. Less time in the kitchen, more time playing with the toys Santa brought you. If you’ve been good, that is.

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White Pizza Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

White Pizza Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

Occasionally when I’m testing and retesting and reretesting and rereretesting (you get the drift) a recipe, well, even if it’s great, we’ll get really sick of it. I mean, night after night of the same thing? Not necessarily fun. This is not one of those recipes.

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Cheddar Corn Quinoa Mini Frittatas with Optional Bacon

Cheddar Corn Quinoa Mini Frittatas with Optional Bacon

Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 in One Dish Two Ways

I have a confession to make. We’ve taught our daughter to say “cray cray.” As in, crazy? Cray cray? Yeah, we say that around here. It started out as ironic-only use and then it sort of creeped its way into our everyday lexicon.

I hope we aren’t as annoying and uncool as I just made us sound.

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Cheddar Zucchini, Tomato, & Onion Gratin

Cheddar Zucchini, Tomato, & Onion Gratin

Posted on Monday, August 5, 2013 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

I grew up on this dish. Every summer, my mom would head out to the garden and bring in a huge zucchini and a couple of perfectly ripe tomatoes. She’d slice them up and throw them in a baking dish with some sweet onion, and then she’d top it all with a good amount of grated cheddar. Then she’d bake it until the veggies were tender, the cheddar oozey, the family happy.

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English Pea Potato Salad with Optional Bacon

English Pea Potato Salad with Optional Bacon

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in One Dish Two Ways

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!

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Chiles Rellenos Breakfast Strata with Optional Chorizo

Chiles Rellenos Breakfast Strata with Optional Chorizo

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in One Dish Two Ways

If there’s one word I’ve always found synonymous with Mother’s Day (other than “love” of course), it’s “brunch.” It’s the perfect way to celebrate mom – arguably, brunch is the best type of meal pretty much ever anyway (aside from dessert). Plus, if you’re into mimosas, brunch gives you an excuse to drink way too early in the day.

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Southwest Mac & Cheese with Optional Chicken

Southwest Mac & Cheese with Optional Chicken

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in One Dish Two Ways

I really wasn’t sure if I should call this “Tex-Mex” or “southwestern” or just “mac and cheese with black beans, corn, chilies, and a bit of a spicy twist with optional chicken if you want.”  The first felt too generic, the last clearly too long and too, well, dumb … and so the middle-of-the-road it was: southwest mac and cheese.

Which is not to say this recipe is middle of the road. I think it’s … well, there’s really no place in the road to describe something as being better than middle of the road, is there? It’s better than middle of the road.

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