foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

double pork and black bean chili (pressure cooker!)

Chili on a weeknight?  Made with pork that will be tender?  And will have fully developed flavors that taste like you let it simmer all afternoon?  Is this magic? Kind … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

cooking light’s roasted fig and arugula salad

I thought my procrastination on the last of garden posts might be good for wintery nostalgic posts where I could talk about days of ice, snow and sub-zero temperatures and … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

ad hoc cream of cauliflower soup with red beet chips

If you’re looking for visually stunning, ad hoc’s cream of cauliflower soup has it in spades.  Oh, it also tastes awesome.  Double-bonus.  Did I mention that with some organization on … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

roast chicken with potatoes and butternut squash

Not even 100 years ago (in 1928, so 84 years ago if we’re being persnickity), one of Hoover’s slogans was the infamous A chicken in every pot, a car in … Continue reading

January 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

homemade ketchup

Yes, that’s my ketchup.  If you’re the least bit not crazy, you’re probably thinking, “why?”  After all, doesn’t that Heinz company even make an organic without high-fructose corn syrup that … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

a take on cooking light’s black bean and chorizo chili

This entry could easily be sub-titled “or what to do when you’ve got a lot of CSA, garden and farmer’s market finds that you really need to cook now.”  It … Continue reading

November 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

eating well’s eggplant pomodoro pasta

I live in a house divided.   I think we all do.  For us, eggplant and peas are at the top of the divide.  He loves peas, I do not.  I … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

cooking light’s creamy, light macaroni and cheese

On the one hand, this is going to be a post about a fantastic way to make a mac n’ cheese without a bechamel sauce that is actually creamy.  On … Continue reading

September 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

bon appétit’s roasted corn with manchego and lime

I’m not even going to wait until the end of this post to tell you how this was.  If you want to have one of the best corn side dishes … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

cooking light’s chili-garlic salmon

We have been trying to eat more seafood in the McFooderson home.  I know that all the articles giving advice on trying to do exactly this point out that canned … Continue reading

September 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

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