recipes

Old Bay Mac & Cheese

Old Bay Mac & Cheese

I was tempted to call this “Mystery Ingredient” macaroni and cheese because my mom likes to invite me over, have me try something she makes and then guess the secret ingredient. The secret ingredient is always Old Bay. What can I say? We live in Baltimore. It’s always Old Bay. […]

Spiced Applesauce Corn Muffins

Ingredients: 1/2 cup  canola oil 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup full-fat vanilla Greek yogurt 2 eggs 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup coarse cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking soda pinch ground anise 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon mace 2/3 cup light […]

Russian Mimosa Salad with a Twist

Ingredients: 1 medium-large white potato 1 medium beet, cooked 4 eggs 1 8.8 oz can smoked sprats in oil (I used Riga brand), drained 1/2-1 teaspoon prepared horseradish mayonnaise (about 1/2 cup, maybe more) 1 bunch spring onions, sliced, greens only (save whites for another use) 2-3 oz brick sharp […]

Gaufre de Liège (Liège Waffles)

Ingredients: 3/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon instant yeast (I used LeSaffre Saf-Instant Yeast Gold) 12 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 3/4 cups flour 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature pinch salt 2/3 cup Belgian pearl sugar Directions: About 3 1/2-4 hrs prior to when you […]

Smoked Sardine & Dandelion Greens Spaghetti

Ingredients: 4.25 oz tinned smoked sardines in oil 1 onion, sliced into half-moons 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 large bunch dandelion greens, chopped (about 6 cups) 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes (about 1/2 pint) 1/4 cup kalamata olives salt freshly ground black pepper 12 […]

Beef, Mushroom, Root Vegetables & Barley Soup

Ingredients: 1 3/4 lb cubed sirloin 2 stalks celery, diced (greens too!) 2 medium carrots, sliced 2 parsnips, sliced 1 onion, diced 1 lb (6 caps) portobello mushrooms, cubed 8 oz button mushrooms, sliced 4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 medium rutabaga, diced 1-quart beef stock 1 cup pearl barley 1 […]