Mashed potatoes with fried mushroom, bacon, and onion
This twist on an old classic incorporates mushrooms, onions, and bacon into good old-fashion mashed potatoes. Ranch dressing is the secret ingredient.
Bacon, portobello and habanero jack grilled cheese
Sweet, salty and spicy. Prepare your taste buds for a party!
Bacon, egg and cheese tart
The delicious combination of crispy bacon, eggs and sharp cheddar cheese baked into a flaky, cheesy crust!
Maine sea scallops with dates, bacon, verjus & apple
This was a dish we served at the American Comfort Food Pop-up I did with Cheese1227 and it received such rave reviews, I’m really proud of it. Someone who is a retired food writer, and has eaten more dishes than I have dreamed about said it was one of the best scallop dishes they ever had. ( I kvelled oh how I kvelled).
<br /> I spent a lot of time thinking about it, often I just get in the kitchen and make something, and if its good so I try to write down what I did.
<br />I wanted to create a dish that would be reminiscent of scallops wrapped in bacon without being scallops wrapped in bacon—I also wanted to incorporate dates because dates wrapped in bacon are also delicious. We called it Angels & Devils on Horseback.
<br />This took a good month of thinking and drawing and mentally tasting combinations, and reading the Flavor Bible, and reading recipes. And finally I had it—and I had a bit of a breakdown when I thought it wasn’t good enough, but then when someone who doesn’t like scallops licked the plate I knew I had it. It’s a lot more “cheffy” than a lot of my cooking, it has lots of tiny bits, and probably would benefit from tweezer plating—but I won’t cross that line.
<br />You will have left over date puree & vinaigrette – spread date puree on a piece of toast, cover with soft goat cheese & top with butter greens tossed in left over vin, or spread date puree on chicken or lamb and grill serve with salad of apple & green tossed in vinaigrette). I use a variation of another date recipe that I posted on Food52 a few years ago--- if you want to you could make a batch of that and have some for dessert and use a few to make the date puree here.
A muffin recipe has to be really good to get my endorsement. When it comes to baked goods, I have an exacting palate, and I am very particular about my muffins. Too many so-called muffins
Caramilk brownie bites
My sister and her husband came to visit a while ago, and very thoughtfully brought me a post-gestational-diabetes present - a large box of Cadbury's chocolate bars. I believe the box held 50 assorted bars,
Chocolate cherry breakfast bars (original recipe)
The dreaded school lunch. I don't quite know why this is, but making children's lunches for school is about as rewarding as making a beautiful gourmet dinner and then flushing it all down the toilet
Candy cane joe joe ice cream
"What the heck is a Candy Cane Joe Joe?", some of you may be asking. Ah, 'tis a sad business that not everyone in the world can know the pleasures of the Candy Cane Joe