Grilled Mac ‘n Cheese

Made in a single pan, outside, without the mess of boiling and draining water, and perfect for a laid-back afternoon on the patio with friends.

Flux Capacitor Rice

Flux Capacitor Rice

If Flux Capacitor Rice were served to you anonymously—”anonymous” here meaning that the name of the dish, and not the identity of the person serving it, is unknown to you, because if you don’t know who’s serving you something then you probably shouldn’t eat it—I doubt you’d notice any similarities at all to Back to the Future. You see, unlike …

Beer & Bacon Mac & Cheese

Last Meal: Beer & Bacon Mac & Cheese

Why is this called “Last Meal?” Oh, because it’ll kill you. I mean, maybe. Probably. It’s got everything you love right in one bowl, and it’s going to love you right back. Hard. Dish up a plateful and you’ll see what I mean. It’s hard to say whether it’s the butter, the flour, the cream, the cheese, the beer, the …

Ravioli is a funny place to find Philly cheesesteak

Jenny’s Experimental Dinner: Philly Cheese Steak Ravioli

Round 3 of the Experimental Dinner Game took place at Jenny’s, where she made homemade ravioli. From scratch. And not just any homemade ravioli… homemade ravioli stuffed with steak and a blend of cheeses, with a white mushroom-and-pepper sauce, inspired by the classic Philly cheesesteak. As a dinner, this little twist was the difference between predictability and genius.I invited the …

Breakfast quinoa with fruit and honey

Breakfast quinoa with fruit and honey

All things being equal, hot cereal is not great. You know who knew that? My grandma. It didn’t matter how much cinnamon or brown sugar or magic you put in it. Oatmeal, cream of wheat, that hot-grape-nuts stuff that people pretend to like… even if it reminded her of hot cereal, she wouldn’t go near it. For the most part, …

Singapore Noodles: Totally not from actual Singapore

Family Circle is an American institution. A very American institution. They’ve been delivering top-notch food publications since Hoover was in office. But to be fair, they’ve probably spent about as much time in the island nation of Singapore as Family Circus has. So don’t go into this little stir-fry recipe expecting authenticity, is all I’m saying. However, if you go …

Jambalaya

Sneaky eggplant jambalaya

Lately, the threat of crippling sniffles has kept me mostly indoors. That trapped feeling has helped me finally remember to pack a lunch before work. I’ve even started thinking about weekday lunches when I’m preparing dinner! (Like when I got some extra wonton soup, pictured, from the Chinese delivery place over the weekend. What? Ordering counts as preparing.) Jambalaya makes …