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Guess the Dish

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Pears from Nalan
My friend Nalan gave us a box of pears for the holidays and I was trying to figure out how to eat them. I came up with a delightful dish, sure to hit our sweet spots while highlighting the sumptuous texture of the pears. Thanks, Nalan, for your thoughtful gift!

The ingredients were:
1. Raisins
2. Brandy
3. Pears!
4. Candy Roasted Pecans (as garnish)

How did I cook the dish, and what is it?


What Should I do with Green Tomatoes?

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

All summer, we were blessed with a production of tomatoes by our tiny pot garden. Finally, the days got colder and I was left with several pounds of green tomatoes.
Salsa Ingredients
I didn’t really know what to do with them, so I looked up a recipe online for…. (more…)

Guess The Dish

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Noodles, Soft Cheese, Butter, Onions, Paramesan cheese

Ingredients: Red Onion, Noodles, Butter, Soft Melting Cheese, and Parmesan Cheese
Clue: This dish is a traditional german dish served for lunch or dinner.
There are *many* options for making this dish, including adding meat or other veggies.
Question: What is this dish? (more…)

Chilaquiles – A Traditional Mexican Dish

Saturday, January 5th, 2008


I was watching an episode of Daisy Cooks on PBS and I just had to have this dish. It is a traditional mexican dish called Chilaquiles. It is delicious, a very enjoyable main course or a great dish to bring to a potluck!

The basic ingredients are shredded pork (I used chicken), tortilla chips, chiles (green), sofrito (green salsa), and cheese (manchego is fantastic for this!). I used green salsa (medium spicy), and augmented it with roasted diced green chiles & jalepeno. Another way to cheat is to use corn tortilla chips instead of making the tortilla chips by hand. It came out a little salty, since the chips are salted, but it was still awesome.

For a full recipe, look online. I got mine from jotting notes from the show, and still had to tweak it a bit! The dish is made by layering all the ingredients in a casserole dish, just like lasagna. Stick it in the oven, and voila it’s done. Super easy if you have the ingredients in your fridge.

Guess The Dish

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Ingredients for a yummy dish

This dish is at virtually all Mexican eating establishments. It’s a fantastic accompaniment to a meal, or filling as a meal itself. Vital ingredients are chicken, white onion, tortilla chips, red pepper, green pepper, garlic, avocado, diced jalepeno, and finally a little cheese. (more…)