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Garlicky Romaine Hearts Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Paige’s blondish-brownish hair swung below her knitted cap as she climbed the stairs to her school bus today, heading off to kindergarten. She sunk onto the first seat, sliding to the window and looking out at me with her big brown eyes. Immediately, her little hand rose  and started waving. I did the same, wearing …

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Smoked Cheddar and Blue Cheese Brisket Macaroni and Cheese

Last year, a restaurant dedicated solely to macaroni and cheese opened nearby. Shawn and I had heard about it months in advance and were so excited to try it. Once it opened, we were almost instantly there with the kids. The premise is genius — take a classic comfort food and make it a bunch …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnut Oil and Gorgonzola

Months and months ago, I bought a bottle of walnut oil, with the good intention of trying it. Except, then I got it home and couldn’t remember what I wanted to try it in. Or why I even thought I would use it. So it sat in the cabinet, untouched. Recently I noticed that lonely …

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Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Gorgonzola and Sunflower Seeds Recipe

A few months ago, I read somewhere that basically, Brussels sprouts are the new black. While I agree that they are absolutely, positively delectable … I think this highly underrated vegetable has been getting its long-awaited dues for a while now. People are recognizing how delicious a well-prepared sprout can be, and eaten them up. …

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Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Quiche Recipe

Creamy, sharp blue cheese and sweet caramelized shallots give this Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Quiche Recipe major flavor. Last night, after a rushed day, my husband and I did something together that doesn’t happen enough these days: we power-cleaned the house. In short order, my office was transformed from neglected storage space to usable …

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