My lovely Mother-in-Law asked me to post my pesto recipe. Hi Cindy! Pesto is one of my all-time favorite foods to have in the freezer, ready to add quick and fresh flavor to anything and everything. I like to freeze the pesto in ice cube trays, then pop the cubes out and store them in a ziplock bag. You can drop one or two into … Continue reading Pesto.
Lobster Quiche? Oooh la laaaa ~ how fancy! Lobster is definitely on my list of top five favorite foods. The texture, the flavor, the richness ~ I just can’t get enough. And I almost feel like it should never be eaten any other way but by itself, with some clarified butter. To hide it in a quiche seems like a sacrilege. But we bought this … Continue reading Lobster Quiche.
Does the name of this dish scare you just a little? I hope not. Let’s put it this way ~ do you like ground meat mixed up with asian spices? Do you like stir-fry, with rice and onions? How about lettuce wraps? Or an asian version of sloppy joes? The only thing that is somewhat weird about this dish, actually, is the sauce. You have … Continue reading Thai Laab.
Look away, purists. I say that a lot, because I don’t want to offend anyone by, say, putting capers in my Bolognese, or mushrooms in my Bulgogi. But here in the Bunker, if I’ve got bits and bobs in my fridge that need to be used, and would enhance the flavor? Well then all bets are off. I mean, I’m not purely one thing, so … Continue reading Bunker Bolognese.
The Hub and I created this phrase ~ “The Network of Luxury”. These are close friends who also happen to possess amazing gifts, talents, lake houses, or other incredible benefits that make your friendship just that much richer. Perfect example: our friends, Kate and Anna, own a farm called Roots, Fruits and Greens Farm, and have started an online delivery business ~ http://www.farmici.com. They sell … Continue reading Honeydew and Lemon Balm Chilled Soup.
My mom claims that this is not her recipe. But aren’t all recipes fair game? If you’re the one waking up early on a Saturday morning and baking an apple danish for your family, aren’t you the one who deserves all the glory? I didn’t necessarily wake up early this morning, but it still counts. I cannot tell you what a perfect little treat this … Continue reading Mom’s Breakfast Danish.
Got any old granola sitting around? I made some pretty delicious granola last week, but to be honest, I wanted oatmeal chocolate chip cookies even more. But in this Bunker, there were no oats to be had. So what to do? Use that granola for good!! I looked up a “granola cookie recipe” and pretty much abandoned the recipe halfway through. I’ve got this, y’all. … Continue reading granola chocolate chip cookies.
I am not exaggerating when I say that this is the best chicken I’ve ever made. Glossy, char-y, caramelized, and sitting on a bed of golden, gorgeous saffron rice. Look at that strand of saffron hanging on the chicken!! This is positively salacious! Saffron is normally super expensive, but did you know that Trader Joe’s has saffron for a really reasonable price? Okay, here’s the … Continue reading The Greek Chicken of my Dreams.
I have two great ~ I mean GREAT ~ mothers. My real mother (Hi Mom!) and the mother I inherited when I married the Giant Scandinavian (who is currently my hero because he has somehow figured out how to teach CHOIR from home). And both of my mothers have brightened up my life, this past week, with their amazing recipes. I recently purchased a recipe-organizing … Continue reading Two delicious summer salads.
Remember that salad with the sweet dressing and the crunchy ramen noodles? IT’S STILL SO GOOD, Y’ALL. And since I’ve lost all my income, I’ve taken a serious liking to things that cost very little money ~ like Ramen. But I always have loved this recipe. Here’s a slightly tweaked version of this classic… Can you even see around that stage hog avocado? CRUNCHY RAMEN … Continue reading Crunchy Ramen Salad.