Meatball-Ravioli Soup

This soup is just plain ornery. You want soup? You want a light, refreshing soup? You think soup is broth-y and elegant? This soup isn’t. This soup is glorified tomato sauce. This soup has meatballs. This soup has ravioli. Ravioli! Make this soup. And you will enjoy this soup. This soup isn’t one of those…

Southern Salmon Sheet Pan Supper

This comes together in less than 15 minutes, including baking time. I may have cheated and gotten the barbecue sauce out of the fridge, but everything else is 100% pried from the depths of the freezer! This is a complete (yummy!) meal, and stays good for about a week (or a month in the freezer)….

Arepas- Colombia

I have three passions in life: dogs, economics, and carbs. And there are few better ways to get my carb fix than from arepas. If anyone ever tells you to give up carbs (unless for medical reasons), cut them out of your life, then go cut yourself some bread. Carbs are great! And by that…

Pastel de Choclo- Chile

This is somewhat like a Chilean shepherd’s pie! Except that it’s made with beef. And has a crust made out of corn. And has olives. And an egg. Okay, so it’s nothing like shepherd’s pie. But it’s still good! And completely carb-free. It does have some heavy cream, but that’s what makes life interesting. This…

Thanksgiving Salsa

A couple of weeks back when I first decided to do this Thanksgiving feature on here, I made a full menu, then spent 30 minutes fuming over how boring cornbread is. I mean, it’s just corny bread. Bready corn. Did I mention holiday stress is getting to me? Cause it is. Where was I? Right….

Cornbread

Cornbread fascinates me. Cornbread. Bready corn. Corny bread. Holiday stress is finally getting to me. Turns out, making an entire Thanksgiving dinner alone is actually kind of hard! But this cornbread will make it all worth it. Really. I mean it. I promise.   INGREDIENTS   ⅔ cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon butter ¾ cup white…

Pastel de Choclo- Chile

This is somewhat like a Chilean shepherd’s pie! Except that it’s made with beef. And has a crust made out of corn. And has olives. And an egg. Okay, so it’s nothing like shepherd’s pie. But it’s still good! And completely carb-free. It does have some heavy cream, but that’s what makes life interesting. This…

Chicken Verde Tacos

This is the first recipe of chicken week! Let’s start with a picture of this beauty. Rubbed with oil, sage, rosemary, and thyme, and stuffed with lemon and rosemary, this is a good chicken. Not to toot my own horn or anything. All the recipes this week are going to be a bit different from…

Kale Salad

Kale and salad Let’s talk about kale. I have a love/hate relationship with it. Cooked kale? It’ll take a million dollars and a court order to get me to eat it. Raw kale? Now we’re talking. I don’t mind it, but in a salad with crunchy celery, sweet corn, cheeses, and a blood orange based…

Chorizo Lettuce Wraps

Chorizo lettuce wraps- the idea came to me in the middle of the night. I sat bolt upright and thought about the warm, rich spiciness of chorizo combined with crisp lettuce and a creamy, herby dressing drizzled on top. Then I got up at 3 AM and made it. Not really. Let’s make it anyways!…