foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

turkey legs osso bucco

Turkey isn’t always for Thanksgiving, right?  And it isn’t just some ground meat you use try to convince yourself is indistinguishable from ground beef in chili, meatloaf or tacos.  (For … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

bon appétit’s ricotta tortellini

These are actual tortellini made by my hands.  For real.  As you may have already surmised from the photo, I’m not an Italian Nona keeping a blog for grins, but … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

ferran adria’s noodles with shiitake & ginger (almost)

One of my favorite episodes of No Reservations was his feature on the last day of Ferran Adria’s El Bulli in Costa Brava.  For years, books featuring the cutting-edge cuisine … Continue reading

February 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

bon appétit’s spicy pork with asparagus and chile

What’s not to love about a dish involving pork, asparagus, spice and a timeline that has you eating in about half an hour?   I certainly haven’t found anything to quibble … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

jaques pepin’s puerto rican pork and beans

Inspired by a the Cookbook of the Month thread over on Chowhound, I decided that a recipe from Jaques Pepein’s Essential Pepin was in order.  How can you not love … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

homemade queso blanco

Back to homemade cheese.  This time, it’s queso blanco from Artisan Cheese Making at Home‘s chapter on fresh direct-acidification cheeses.  Doesn’t that sound all science-y?  It simply means that you … Continue reading

November 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

adventures in making yogurt

Cheese is something that husband and I are always up for…and perhaps something we might be looking into making at home.  But we’re not jumping into the deep end and … Continue reading

October 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

key lime pie popsicles

And now for a bit of randomness…as in what to do with that large bag of limes you got from Sam’s Club when you were only going to use one … Continue reading

September 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

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