Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cook’s Country: Spanish Chicken Cutlets with Yogurt Sauce

This was so good despite the fact that I temporarily lost my mind and mistakenly used chicken breast halves instead of cutlets.  What’s the difference? Well, a lot of cooking time, for one. Basically, a cutlet is a breast half … Continue reading

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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Wild Rice Gratin with Kale, Caramelized Onions, and Baby Swiss

Another incredibly good, deeply satisfying vegetarian main dish from Deb. You could absolutely use regular rice, brown rice, bulgur, quinoa, whatever you have five cooked cups of on hand but I really like the wild rice part of this. I … Continue reading

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Cook’s Illustrated: Glazed Maple-Pecan Oatmeal Scones

Readers, I have to disabuse of something right now: living at my house is not like an endless and much less disturbing visit to the Wonka factory. Yes, wonderful things are made regularly BUT, more often than not, they are … Continue reading

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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Heart-Stuffed Shells with Lemon Ricotta Bechamel

Sometimes I can’t believe how sexy my food looks. Damn, I’m good. And so were these. You know what they kind of tasted like? That artichoke-mayonnaise dip that everybody made for every party from 1997 through late 2000, remember that … Continue reading

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Cook’s Country: Cheese Frenchees

At this time I’m going to have ask Michelle Obama to leave this page and, maybe, go look at amazing pictures of herself.  ’Cause she’s not going to like this.  At all. Because this post is about a dish so sinful … Continue reading

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