Cook: Bacon Buffalo Mac & Cheese

I saw a recipe for buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese on Pinterest. Sadly, like many things on Pinterest, it was only good in theory. Soooo, I retreated into my laboratory kitchen to come up with something better.  White on Rice Couple’s method of cooking the pasta directly in the milk intrigued me, so I incorporated that step… Continue reading Cook: Bacon Buffalo Mac & Cheese

Cook: Umami Kale Salad

  I wanted to like kale salads. I really did. They’re low calorie, low fat, and packed with vital nutrients. But whenever I tried them, they were tough and bland. Then I tried a kale salad at a potluck gathering. It was flavorful and crisp. I had to get the recipe. The nutritional yeast adds… Continue reading Cook: Umami Kale Salad

Cook: North Carolina Style Pulled Pork

When my family says “barbecue,” they don’t mean burgers and hot dogs on a grill. They mean pork that has been cooked low and slow with a vinegary sauce, chopped or shredded, and served on a white bun with hot sauce and coleslaw. The rest of the world refers to this as North Carolina style… Continue reading Cook: North Carolina Style Pulled Pork

Cook: Squash Casserole

To call this a squash casserole doesn’t really convey the awesomeness of this dish. Think of an ooey-gooey mac and cheese with squash instead of pasta. I’ve been volunteering in a community garden this spring and summer. If you’ve ever planted squash in a vegetable garden, you know where I’m going with this. The garden… Continue reading Cook: Squash Casserole

Cook: Lunch Bunch Chicken Chili

This week I brought in chicken chili for the lunch bunch. I’ve been working on my chicken chili recipe for quite some time. The lunch bunch assured me that I had perfected it. I’m a late-bloomer to the chili cookery realm. I hated chili as a kid. Specifically, I hated beans. But recently I found… Continue reading Cook: Lunch Bunch Chicken Chili

Feast: Jury Duty

The night before jury duty I sent out a plea via Facebook and Twitter for lunch recommendations. Thank goodness for my foodie friends. The first recommendation was for the halal cart in front of the courthouse (Thanks Jon!). Baltimore City gives jurors $15 in cash as compensation. I was able to get a great lunch… Continue reading Feast: Jury Duty