Tag: Bacon

Recipe Rewind: Butternut squash soup with parmesan crisps


Recipe Rewind March 25, 2014: As my regular readers know, during the week I shop and plan meals as though the two of us were a family of four. With this strategy, we can have piping hot leftovers for lunch the next day without any extra cooking effort. This butternut squash soup seems to fit this [continue reading...]

Sweet potato and eggs breakfast hash


I’ve missed you! You know that raw excitement a dog feels when its human friend returns after being away FOREVER…or, say, 15 minutes? That’s how I feel about seeing you again. Amidst all the chaos over the past couple of weeks, I’ve paused several times to think about how I haven’t been very fair to you. [continue reading...]

Cheddar cornmeal waffle BLTAs


When a birthday rolls around, there’s an occasion to build a culinary creation that you’d never normally eat. One that’s unique enough to surprise the guest of honor, and one that’s just greasy enough to make you feel a little naughty when taking a bite. After all, what fun is it if you can’t indulge [continue reading...]

Seared swiss chard and leeks topped with crispy bacon


This chard lasted less than an hour from being picked to being served in a deliciously fresh dish. On Sunday, Lucas and I visited my cousin Scott’s urban farm down in Hayward and came home with a bag bursting with freshly harvested citrus and greens. We first made a pit stop by his home garden [continue reading...]

Baked broccoli mac and cheese


Remember how I wasn’t cooking this week? Well, I accidentally made two gigantic vats of mac and cheese last night. Okay, so it wasn’t really an accident – I intended to make mac and cheese for four people (plus some extra for our intended trip to Tahoe), but somehow I ended up pouring 1½ pounds [continue reading...]

Butternut squash soup with bacon, sage, and parmesan crisps


Tonight’s meal began with two jumbo artichokes I impulse bought for 98 cents yesterday (you can’t pass that up); I had to find something that complemented this find. And as someone with a ridiculous sweet tooth, it’s no surprise that I love butternut squash. I’m a big fan of Trader Joe’s butternut squash soup as a [continue reading...]