foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

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

spaghetti with bacon and brussels sprouts

At the end of the Farmer’s Market, the Brussels sprouts are everywhere.  One of these years, I’ll stop thinking and just buy the ten-pound flat and be done with it, … Continue reading

January 15, 2012 · 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

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

walnut pesto pasta with cherry tomatoes

This is one of my many versions of “Rescue Pasta.”  Basically, any pasta filled with vegetables that were bought with good intentions but are now on the verge of getting … Continue reading

September 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

sorrel pesto

A few weeks ago, a vendor at our Farmer’s Market was selling bags and bags of sorrel.  So much so that not only were we able to make the wonderful … Continue reading

August 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

vegetable gardner magazine’s whole beet pasta sauce

I actually got beets in my CSA basket two weeks ago, but you know what happens when you forget to trim the greens off of your beets and throw them … Continue reading

August 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

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