I’m sure that you think, after reading the recipes on this site, that this website is just a way to justify my mania for garlic. I certainly can’t deny it after this post.
I’ll be honest: I can’t remember that last time that I had Beef Stroganoff. I suppose I may have a bad—or at least mediocre—memory of it. Anyway, it wasn’t even on my cooking radar until a friend of mine suggested it. Several times. If you don’t know, Beef Stroganoff is a stew of chopped up… Read More Quick Beef Stroganoff
For some, January is a time to renew their resolutions to diet or exercise. I, of course, thought of Swiss Patty Melts. Toasted rye bread, melted Swiss cheese, sautéed onions, and a luscious burger in one delicious package.
I’ve been wanting to make crackers for some time, so when I saw this Peter Reinhart article in the Los Angeles Times I knew I had to try it. Peter Reinhart is a home baking evangelist, author, and all-around bread god. I chose to make his wheat cracker recipe from the article, and they came… Read More Homemade Wheat Crackers
One of the perks of having big dinners over the holidays is the leftovers. We had a nice ham for Christmas dinner, so I was sent home with a good amount of leftover ham. I immediately knew that I would need to make ham salad. This is just like chicken salad, but with ham.
It’s been a mild prelude to winter here, but this weekend the weather finally got cold and even gave us a dusting of snow. This has activated my soup gene, which often lies dormant for months at a time. When I thought about making a soup, I decided there were three things I wanted: meatballs,… Read More Meatball Soup with Cannellini Beans
This is another specialty pizza from my pizza shop days. This one wasn’t on the menu–my boss would make it occasionally just for us. The rosemary not only makes this pizza taste extraordinary, it also makes your kitchen smell fantastic.
When I worked in the pizza shop, we had several “specialty” pizzas. My favorite was this one. It’s very simple, and it doesn’t have any mozzarella or tomato sauce. It does, however, have tons of garlic. It occurs to me that I should probably change the name of this blog to “Garlic Freak”.