Shrimp and Grits for Two

110Sweet shrimp, creamy grits, and a decadent sauce of heavy cream, crispy bacon, green bell pepper, and chives -- is it any wonder that this Yankee cook loves Shrimp and Grits? Read more »

Garlicky Summer Squash Pizza

070If you've never tried a summer squash pizza, take note: It's delicious! It's also a breeze to assemble, especially if you do what I do, and use a store-bought crust. Here's the step-by-step recipe for this 15 minute meal: Read more »

Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

flank steak chimichurri coverLately I've been plodding my way through a long list of garden chores. But since all-work-no-play makes Kevin a dull boy, I've also been making lots of fun things to eat! For instance, last night I whipped up some Chimichurri sauce, and spooned it over a pan-seared, oven-finished flank steak. Yum, yum, yum. Here's the recipe: Read more »

Penne Rigate Garibaldi

112I made this for dinner yesterday, and it was memorable in every way. It's a highly-perfumed dish of chicken, mushrooms, onion, and garlic, all bathed in a red wine-and-cream sauce, and spooned over gluten-free pasta. Here's the simple step-by-step: Read more »

Caramelized Onion and Vermont Blue Cheese Galette

079I made this rustic galette the other day, and it made my taste buds swoon. I'm talking about an unfathomably-flaky pate brisee crust. And sweetly caramelized onions. And pungent, local blue cheese. It's a galette that you can serve at any temperature. Read more »

Sourdough Pancakes!

054I probably love these pancakes more than I should. They are slightly tangy, slightly bread-y, and screamingly delicious. They are also easy to digest, since the flour in the batter is completely fermented. Ready for a new taste-sensation? Make these cakes for breakfast! Read more »

Bubble and Squeak with Mushroom Gravy

148I made Bubble and Squeak the other day, and it comforted my soul. It comforted Brenda Johnson's soul, too, because I made up a plate for her to taste-test. Here's my version of this British classic, along with the answer to your burning question: "What the heck is Bubble and Squeak?" Read more »