Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Bake

Modified from TaylorMade Market Truthfully, I have not been much of a spaghetti squash fan when people have touted it as an alternative to spaghetti noodles. It always turned to mush for me and seemed kind of bland. I noticed this appealing recipe on Pinterest and decided to give spaghetti squash another try. As usual,… Continue reading Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Bake

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Savory Custard with Bacon and Cheese

With the holidays approaching, maybe you’re looking for a simple but elegant brunch offering for your guests, or maybe just something a tad bit special for yourself. This savory custard should please about anyone – – I even like it and eggs are not my favorite! It must be the garlic-infused cream, or the nutty… Continue reading Savory Custard with Bacon and Cheese

Potatoes Au Gratin

Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Have you ever made a cheesy potato dish that you love, only to have it curdle or end up topped with an unappetizing pool of grease?  There’s a lot of variables at play – the amount of starch in the potato, the proteins in the cream and cheese, how well… Continue reading Potatoes Au Gratin

Chicken and Roasted Green Chile Stew

Earlier this year I entered a recipe contest sponsored by Biad Chili Products.  I submitted this recipe from She Cooks He Cleans, which won 5 pounds of roasted Hatch green chiles  and an entry in Biad’s 2nd Annual Tough Book of Green Chile Recipes.  We have really been enjoying the chiles, which arrived frozen in… Continue reading Chicken and Roasted Green Chile Stew

Cheddar Bacon Biscuits (grain-free)

These savory little shortbread cookies will taunt you until you have eaten every last one – I’ll warn you now!  I had to make batch after batch of these because I “forgot” to take a photo, and next thing I knew, they were all gone. I first set out on the path to make plain… Continue reading Cheddar Bacon Biscuits (grain-free)

Smoky Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon Topping

Adapted from and Inspired by Bakeaholic Mama I recognize that I use every excuse in the book to eat anything dripping with cheese and/or bacon….but this time I really needed some comfort food.  If any of you have ever had a pinched nerve in your back, you know what I’m saying.  Ouch!  Although I was… Continue reading Smoky Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon Topping

Chicken Lasagna with Mushrooms and Fontina Cheese

Modified from Daniel Boulud’s Chicken Lasagna I have to warn you straight up about this recipe – it is incredibly rich.  Not rich as in “I always fly first class.”  Not rich as in “We fly our own plane and have a time-share ski cabin in Aspen.”  It’s rich like “Please have the pilot ready… Continue reading Chicken Lasagna with Mushrooms and Fontina Cheese

Chicken Tamale Casserole (with Roasted Tomatillo, Cilantro and Green Chile Sauce)

When we are in Santa Fe, I like to attempt at least one Southwestern-inspired dish, and with that, hopefully add an ingredient that is new to me. This recipe for Chicken Tamales sounded interesting and included tomatillos – a tart little tomato-like fruit that I have not cooked with before. However, I didn’t want to… Continue reading Chicken Tamale Casserole (with Roasted Tomatillo, Cilantro and Green Chile Sauce)

Sunday Morning Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Prospects are grim for getting breakfast in this house, any day of the week. That’s the reality when the cook of the house is not a breakfast eater, made more difficult when the cook does not really care for the taste of eggs. My poor husband subsists on nuts, berries, and yogurt most of the… Continue reading Sunday Morning Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Eggs Caprese

Recipe from Fab Housewife Eggs with basil, mozzarella, and fresh tomatoes….I’m in! This classic recipe, from Fab Housewife, was perfect for our vacation. It met all my qualifications – which basically included being easy to make with little preparation, while allowing me to use these cute Le Creuset ramekins. The recipe was so pure and… Continue reading Eggs Caprese

Summer Squash Casserole with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Our good-gardener, neighbor Mike brought us some beautiful pattypan squash from his garden, and also a package of heirloom tomatoes that he had sun-dried and put up from another year’s bounty.  I’m so glad I live near a generous person with a green thumb!  Mike suggested cooking the squash in a tomato sauce with some… Continue reading Summer Squash Casserole with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Alex Boake’s Gluten-Free Onions au Gratin

When we first started this blog, it was hard to imagine that anyone would see it except our friends, who could be subjected to nagging and arm-twisting until they clicked on the links we sent them to our creations.  Thanks to blogging “tools”, we could even track where the 20 or so hits we were… Continue reading Alex Boake’s Gluten-Free Onions au Gratin

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Gratin

If you’re following along, earlier this week I ventured out to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market and brought home a few bags of inspiration for the blog.  Our second meal resulting from that haul was grilled veal rib chops with this savory mushroom and goat cheese gratin.  Although the veal chops were delicious, the mushroom gratin… Continue reading Mushroom and Goat Cheese Gratin

Fennel with Cheese Sauce (Finocchi Al Formaggio)

Modified from Italy, The Beautiful Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from the Regions of Italy, by Lorenza de’Medici and Patrizia Passigli I have this rather large cookbook, Italy, the Beautiful Cookbook, which is sized more appropriately for coffee table display than for actual cooking.  For that reason, I haven’t really taken much advantage of the great Italian… Continue reading Fennel with Cheese Sauce (Finocchi Al Formaggio)