Archive for January, 2010

The World’s Most Delicious Macaroni and Cheese

Yesterday BD celebrated his 28th birthday.  After a long day at work, his idea of a celebration was a relaxing evening at home.  I decided that I would make dinner AND do the dishes.  Hummina Hummina.  And the meal that would be most celebratory of all?  Why, Macaroni and Cheese, of course.  (I promise I’ll get back to healthier foods in my next post).  We did have it with broccoli… I’ll get to that in a bit.

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Winter Vegetable Soup

Winter is here, and the fresh vegetables are few and far between.  But some hearty root veggies store well and make delicious soup, even in the cold of January.  This week, I made a sweet soup with some of my favorite winter vegetables.

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Pesto, Goat Cheese, Vegetable Tart

Last night I made this absolutely slammin’ tart for dinner for my friend Loraine, a recent vegetarian, and BD and me.  Does it look good to you?  If not, you may as well never return to this blog again, because it was one of the most delicious dinners I’ve made in a long while. 

This tart was in the style of “semi homemade,” a food network show that I absolutely hate and never watch, but a philosophy which I sort of subscribe to.  Sometimes, you just do not have time to make every little thing from scratch.  And there are about a zillion products at the store that are intended to make the life of a home cook a little easier.  The one I used for this tart was frozen puff pastry dough.  Easy as pie. Or puff pastry. Continue reading ‘Pesto, Goat Cheese, Vegetable Tart’

Zucchini Latkes & Polenta with Pesto

Last night I invited my mom over for dinner, and put together a hearty meal to stave off the bitter cold.  It was kind of a “hodge podge” as they say, but sometimes I think that’s the best way to make a meal. Continue reading ‘Zucchini Latkes & Polenta with Pesto’