Decadently Simple Mac ‘n Cheese

Macaroni (or Penne, in this case) and cheese is traditionally a winter dish…. but comfort food is always in season. This week I was in the mood for it, but not the orange-powder-in-an-envelope variety. I came up with this version, which is relatively simple to make, yet extremely rich, creamy and luxurious. The individual [...]

Pretzel Knots: Crispy, salty, highly addictive…

These pretzel knots – recipe adapted from Wolfgang Puck’s, as served at his Las Vegas steakhouse, Cut – are sort of a cross between a pretzel and a dinner roll. Salty, crusty, and soft inside… a pretty irresistible combination, in my opinion!* As written below, the recipe makes about eight knots.

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes with Fresh Tomato Relish

Fried green tomatoes have their roots in the South, and are a delicious preparation for firm, tangy green (unripe) tomatoes. If you are unable to get unripe tomatoes, there are some heirloom varietals that are green in color and can make a good substitute if not [...]