Wild Rice Salad

It’s been a while! Â But look, I made food!

It’s simple and delicious, which is basically the new black around here.

Wild Rice Salad

(Adapted from Bon Appetit)

1 cup wild rice 1 cup radishes 1/4 c toasted unsalted pecans (or another nut) 3 T fresh chives 2 oz feta 1/4 c olive […]

Cheesecake brownies

I owe you a lot of recipes, but for now, here’s something to tide you over: cheesecake-marbled brownies. There are probably even more righteous combinations of dairy + chocolate than this, but for something that only takes one pan and a handful of steps, it’s pretty good.

Cheesecake brownies Adapted from Epicurious via Smitten […]

Butternut squash gratin

Okay, people. This is getting serious. Even my sister — who doesn’t cook — is asking me why I never post. (The answer is that I am incredibly lame about photos. When I get around to uploading my backlog, there are probably a dozen posts in there.)

But I did actually cook dinner the other […]

Zucchini and ricotta galette

Remember that galette with the amazing crust? Yeah, me too. But since I’m enjoying the way that it is not yet butternut squash season, I wanted a summer version for a dinner recently. Fortunately, I didn’t have to look far.

(Look, kids! Terrible lighting make your zucchini look like sources of nuclear power!)

The […]

Brown butter cake with chocolate and caramel frostings

People, this cake. First, it is completely and totally ridiculous. It has two frostings — two — and one of them is a Swiss buttercream, of all things. It asks you to brown butter and then refrigerate it so you can cream it later. You have to make your own damn caramel. It will take […]

Sufferin’ Succotash!

Yes, for real. Succotash is a real food, and I have made it, along with some expert assistance from Leah. Furthermore, it is both tasty and wildly in season right now.

There is nothing hard about this recipe, and you can do almost all of it during the time that the beans are cooking, […]

Nutella cupcakes

The single most appealing time of day for me to bake is right before bedtime. I’m a morning person, so evening is not a time for complex tasks; it’s more like time for cookies or quickbreads. And then when you wake up, your kitchen smells heavenly. What’s not to like?

Cupcakes are also […]

Dear food: I still love you.

I am about to break the food blogger’s code of honor by admitting this, but I bet I’m not the only one: I have been wildly uninspired in the kitchen lately. Even in the midst of the greatest produce season of the year, my farmshare has been inspiring more blank stares than delighted squeals. (This […]

Non-slimy potato salad

I am against mayonnaise. My objection is 95% intellectual (egg sauce? really?), and for inexplicable reasons, does not apply to homemade aioli. I have no justification for this, but it’s true, and therefore most potato salad is just not my kind of thing. But then I learned about French potato salad.

Look, ma, no […]

Greek orzo salad

Have I mentioned recently that it’s hot here? Some evenings it gets cool enough that I can think about turning on the stove, but the oven is pretty much out of the question. So it is, once again, salad time.

I’m having a bit of a Greek salad obsession (it it just me, or […]