Pressed Chicken with Squash and Tomatoes

I am taking a time-out from my Christmas gift posts for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature: “Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?” I was inspired by Moulineau, the French chef, and his pressed duck. Not having a duck press (what a contraption that was) or a duck for that matter, I ended up with pressed chicken. . . . → Read More: Pressed Chicken with Squash and Tomatoes

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (and a weird squash)

Have you ever been over to M.J.’s Kitchen?   If not, you must stumbled over there as soon as you are able.

Last January, M.J. posted about an unusual squash with an unusual name:   Cushaw Pumpkin.   These things do not look like pumpkins at all.     Besides the weird name, they were . . . → Read More: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (and a weird squash)

Santa Fe-Inspired Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

On our last trip to Santa Fe, I had a beautiful stuffed acorn squash with brown rice, black bean chili, red sauce, and cojita at Harry’s Roadhouse. I really wanted to try to capture the New Mexican influence of that simple stuffed squash meal at Harry’s to help us with our New Mexico blues. And, I wanted to make it a bit healthier. Instead of brown rice, I used quinoa, added kale, and included some chili spice. I present Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa, Kale, and Dried Tomatoes. . . . → Read More: Santa Fe-Inspired Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

CTB post for Molly Wizenberg’s A Homeade Life (or I thought making marshmallows would be easy!)

I made Molly’s “Zucchini Noodles with Pesto” for Cook the Books Club. . . . → Read More: CTB post for Molly Wizenberg’s A Homeade Life (or I thought making marshmallows would be easy!)

A veggie dinner with local (mostly) ingredients

What to do with all these fresh veggies? Throw them in a skillet with some fantastic chutney. . . . → Read More: A veggie dinner with local (mostly) ingredients

#22: A recipe from Champaign-Urbana

A healthy recipe from Chef Michale McGreal as printed in “The News-Gazette.” . . . → Read More: #22: A recipe from Champaign-Urbana

#10: Using up winter squash

Another chili recipe: Black Bean and Squash Chili . . . → Read More: #10: Using up winter squash

On the fourth day of Christmas…

Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cookies . . . → Read More: On the fourth day of Christmas…

My favorite weekend pastime…

Listening to NPR, being able to listen to all of “The Spendid Table,” and being inspired to make something delicious. . . . → Read More: My favorite weekend pastime…

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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