Snow Day Nosh

When the weather outside is frightful, make quiche. Maybe I’ll post a recipe. Maybe I’ll just leave you wondering about all the clean-out-the-fridge goodness I packed into this tasty pie crust.

Sloppy Joes featuring Vesper Bros. Signature Tomato Sauce

This recipe is also published on Fig West Chester. A few months ago, some friends and I were sitting around lamenting about food and cooking. My one friend said she loves to cook, but cooking big meals for just her and her daughter seemed silly. I chimed in that I love to cook, but as…

Chickpea and Sundried Tomato Basil Salad

AND I’m a liar. No, I’m not a liar. I said I’d be here posting recipes when the mood struck me and it struck, so here I am. Yesterday I went to this Asian Market in Media that sells flowers and produce and other things you’d find at an Asian market. Someone told me about…

Deconstructed Chicken Soup with Applewood Smoked Bacon

For the sake of argument, we’re going to pretend like it’s winter here in Media. Anyone who lives in or has visited Pennsylvania or New Jersey this winter knows that we haven’t had anything remotely close to winter weather in a while. There was a freak snow shower on Halloween, but was the worst of…

Quick Garlic Knots

Last night, I decided I wanted to make garlic knots. I often do that before bed; I decide what I want to make and then I spend my last waking moments searching for recipes online. I go to sleep before I get too involved with figuring out how to sub out ingredients to achieve the…

FKF: NJ’s Famous Tomato Sandwiches

I grew up in South Jersey, which is the polar opposite of North Jersey. You won’t find any Jersey Shore-esque guidos down here. I saw did see one once at Target when I was in college. Actually, I smelled him first…from three aisles away. It was most unpleasant. When you grow up in South Jersey,…

Caramelized Shallot & Chicken Pizza on Lavash

I was wandering through Whole Foods the other day and I stumbled upon this shallot: For those of you who may not be familiar with shallots, know that the are usually very small. Until I found this beauty, I’d never seen one longer than two inches. This honker was a little over 5 inches long…

Quick Red Beans & Rice

This is the quickest red beans and rice recipe you will ever make. This is one of those dishes you make when you don’t feel like cooking. Last night, I didn’t feel like cooking nor was anyone scheduled to come cook for me, so I had to do it. I took a quick inventory of…

FKF: Eggplant Fries and Chicken Nuggets

Ah, the first fat kid Friday of 2011. This one was a lot of fun. I can’t eat potatoes and I adore french fries. I bought the last eggplant in at Linvilla the other day and I wanted to make some magic with it. I magially turned my beautiful healthy eggplant into something deep-fried and…

Indian Spiced Vegan Collard Greens

I went to Linvilla Orchards today to get some vegetables and to take in the sights. Linvilla is in Media, but on the other end of where I live. To get there, one must take a long and winding road up (or down?) the side of a steep mountain side. I’m sure it’s not a…

Portobello Mushroom Snack Wrap with Cucumber Dressing

I made this for my mom last and she liked it so much that she requested it again for tonight’s snack. I marinated the Portobello mushrooms and made the dressing ahead of time. Both are simple and very easy to make. The most time this recipe will take is in the prep, but even then,…

Mung Beans and Short Grain Brown Rice

My mom is pretty amazing. She has super cable and I don’t and she records cooking shows for us to watch together when I come visit. One of my favorite new cooking shows is Indian Food Made Easy with Anjum Anand. I love the food she makes, though she can be a bit cross with…