Adapted from Watercress-Cauliflower Soup - Martha Stewart Dinner at Home Dinner at Home by Martha Stewart has become my favorite cookbook. It’s arranged seasonally and meal-based – that is, there are starters, the main dish, sides/salads and dessert. In fact, I love this book so much that I’m truly considering ordering copies for my girls to… Continue reading Broccoli-Cauliflower-Watercress Soup
You make this dip, that's how. I'm rather not fond of most fruit dips - they're either too sweet, or gloopy; or they taste like the cream cheese or sour cream. Sometimes people put weird stuff in it, so most of the time I just end up passing on it. Fruit dip should be a silky,… Continue reading How To Turn Your Healthy Fruit Tray Into Something Even Better
Bacon-wrapped, Cheeseburger-stuffed Jalapeños !!!!! I made these for dinner one night last week. No, we didn't have anything healthy to offset the atery-hardening goodness. The inspiration came from Oh Bite It (by way of The Drunken Spatula on FB); I loved the idea but wanted to make them a little heartier so that I could… Continue reading Guy Food that Girls Love
Muffins are a perfect food. They’re quick, easy to make, generally cheap. Except when they’re not. I get frustrated when they’re more like cupcakes. Using every bowl in your house? Multiple kitchen appliances? 11 individual steps? All kinds of strange and esoteric ingredients? Two hours of your life? Le Sigh. The muffin should be a… Continue reading Saturday Morning Baking – Blueberry Muffins
I have to share this – it’s so damn delicious and I’m going to apologize in advance for the fairly imprecise measurements and preparation technique. I found myself in the kitchen one night with a package of thinly sliced chicken breasts and really not sure what to do with them (they’re not my favorite thing… Continue reading Weeknight Supper – Chicken Milanese with Arugula, Apple and Walnut Salad
I have tons of recipes for chocolate chip cookies, but because I love you all, I'm sharing my favorite recipe with you. These are eye-ball-rollingly-delicious. I almost always make a double batch (because it's actually as easy as making a single batch) and then freeze the balls of raw cookie dough. That way, you can… Continue reading Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!!
What to fix for dinner under these circumstances? There are some people who never find themselves in that type of situation. I am not one of those people. Some of this is due to a low-level (SNORT…GASP…CHOKE) state of disorganization here Chez Maeve; but the bigger part is due to wildly fluctuating schedules of the… Continue reading For Crying Out Loud! It Can’t Be This Late Already!!!!