foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

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

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

salmon with fresh sorrel sauce

A few themes you may have noticed pop up here: my sorrel obsession, Cooking Light and the need to eat more fish.  Good things happen when when these things all … Continue reading

October 18, 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

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

ad hoc bacon vinaigrette

There’s an entire section of ad hoc at home devoted to dressings and whatnots.  They’re sort of starter recipes that may or may not have accompaniments.   After making a … Continue reading

August 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

farmgirl susan’s no sugar green tomato relish

My first canning project of the season went to a relish this year (last year, it was strawberries, but the supply just wasn’t there this year).  This was well worth … Continue reading

July 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

king arthur flour popovers

Popovers are a little bit of magic.  It’s bread that rises, but none of it comes from a traditional leavener or yeast.  It’s all done through the power of steam … Continue reading

July 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

cooking light’s spicy corn and crab chowder

Stopping by the farmer’s market last weekend, we were excited to see that Rhoads Farms had their triple sweet corn in abundant supply this week.  They’re not our CSA, but … Continue reading

July 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

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