foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

alton brown’s b&b chicken

Welcome to Test Chicken #4.  This chicken actually reigned supreme for a bit, despite its overly crispy appearance (I promise that this looks far worse in photograph form than in … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

a slight variation on cooking light’s pan-fried trout with tomato basil sauté

It seems strange to be going over a Farmer’s Market/CSA post at this late date.  Oddly, today was actually the very last day of our CSA pickup (until spring, we’ve … Continue reading

December 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

jambalaya with shrimp and sausage (a take on a cooking light recipe)

This is not an authentic jambalaya – it doesn’t even start with the trinity!  But it is a very tasty rift and one-pot meal for a weeknight.  Now that you … Continue reading

October 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

food & wine’s orecchiette with spinach, mozzarella and chickpeas

There are those times I read through letters to the editor in my many cooking magazine subscriptions, jealous of those that write in with their threats to end subscriptions over … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

ad hoc smashed roasted marble potatoes

These are Thomas Keller’s take on smashed potatoes, made infinitely easier if you go to the farmer’s market on a regular basis. What’s a marble potato? An exotic breed found … Continue reading

September 23, 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

ad hoc torn croutons

Remember how I promised we’d talk about that garlic oil?  We’re up to that time and demonstrating the versatility lifesaver recipes are in Keller’s ad hoc at home cook book.  … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

ad hoc garlic confit

The garlic confit is one of the ad hoc lifesavers recipes. This little recipe not only gets you terrific mellow garlic cloves, it is the base for garlic puree and … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

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