Beer Pizza Dough

One of my favorite grocery store pizza doughs has beer in it, and below is my astonishingly successful first attempt at trying to recreate it.  I was sure that it would take me a few tries to get it right, especially since I was going in blind (pour in a can of beer, dump in…

Cheddar Biscuits

Elephant shaped buttermilk biscuits with cheddar cheese – perfect for dipping into soup, spreading with jam, or packing into school lunches. This recipe made over 3 dozen biscuits, but the quantity really comes down to the size and shape of your biscuit (cookie) cutter. Ingredients: 10 tbsp Butter 3 cups Flour 3 tsp Baking Powder…

Grilled Potatoes with Chard

This au gratin inspired dish is arranged into a potato rosette, sitting on a bed of sautéed chard and mushrooms, and sprinkled with a sharp cheddar cheese.  It falls short of being an au gratin since the top of the dish will not brown on the grill, but its rich cheese and potato flavors mimic…

Fried Cheese and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients: 1/4 cup grated Cheddar Cheese (a thickly grated parmesan also works well) 1 Egg non-stick Oil Spray a toasted and buttered English Muffin a handful of Baby Spinach (Optional) Salt and Pepper for seasoning Directions: Heat up a frying pan.  I like to use a cast-iron skillet, but if you have a good non-stick…

Grilled Spinach Pie

A rustic spinach, egg, and cheese pie that has been baked on the grill.  You may be picking up on a pattern here – I will try to grill just about anything during the summer months to cut back on the indoor heat.  My spinach plants have also started to take over the garden, and…

Shaved Asparagus with Caraway

A light asparagus salad dressed in a lime vinaigrette and studded with caraway seeds and shaved asiago.  The caraway seeds imparts an interesting twist to the brightness of the lime and the strong flavor of the asparagus. Ingredients: 1 lb shaved and blanched Asparagus the juice from 1 Lime 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 tsp…

Hamburger Tetrazzini

Hamburger Tetrazzini: because eating 15+ leftover Memorial Day Weekend BBQ burgers is probably not a good idea.  Tetrazzini is one of those recipes that my Mom used to make regularly when I was growing up, that her mom used to make for her, and that I now make occasionally when nostalgia strikes.  One of those classic…

Walnut & Blue Cheese Scones

A savoy scone with buttery walnuts and smooth hints of blue cheese.  I have made these before for a Bridal Shower that I catered a few years ago, and they were a hit there, so I figured that they would be a good fit for the bachelorette beach weekend breakfast that I was contributing to….