Cheesy Corn + Scallion Cakes (with Maple’d Greek Yogurt)

Cheesy Corn + Scallion Cakes with Maple Yogurt recipe (via thepigandquill.com) #breakfast #brunch #toddlerfood

This weekend was a reminder of a lot of things. That the Bay Area isn’t exempt from the effects of climate change. That Chris and I have about the most generous and supportive parents that exist outside of the Hallmark Channel. That Lana is at such an enjoyable age, despite the seven times a day she basically tells me to STFU. On Friday, my in-laws and I scooped up the bug and took her to the beach (where the water was still characteristically ice-cold despite the 90-degree temps), and suddenly this little girl emerged before my eyes, all legs and sandy … Read More

Three Cheese Butternut Squash Pasta Bake with Mushrooms + Chard

Three Cheese Butternut Pasta Bake with Mushrooms + Chard Recipe (via thepigandquill.com) #vegetarian #burrata #casserole

Some weeks ago I saw a Tasting Table video on Facebook I couldn’t resist. Jumbo shells, stuffed with roasted butternut squash and ricotta, topped with burrata and baked. It was undeniably appealing, instantly evocative of the frozen, cheese-stuffed jumbo shells my bestie Whitney and I used to heat up for summer lunches back when Costco was Price Club and we still owned more cassette tapes than CD’s. Looking in my fridge, I was heartbroken to remember using the last of our ricotta on that morning’s toast (with sliced pears and honey — never a bad idea) — but was blasted with hope in the … Read More

Recipe: Parmesan-roasted baby kale & cheddar quesadilla (kale-sadilla?)

A quick post tonight since I promised I’d publish the cheesy dipper (or should that be Cheesy Dipper? it does sound quite proper) pictured with yesterday’s Curried Carrot Soup. This is really more a method than anything else. And a great way to sneak a little green into an otherwise guilty pleasure and still please both kids and picky husbands (or wives), alike. (Side note: sneaking healthy stuff into our future behbeh’s food might be motivation enough to start popping those little guys out. I can’t wait for our kids’ technicolor appetites. They will love Brussel sprouts.) Parmesan-Roasted Baby Kale … Read More