Pesto Potato Salad

The farmers market inspired me for this one.  I saw fresh herbs and veggies, so I knew I was going to make a pesto.  I also grabbed some new potatoes and poblano peppers, so it was going to be a potato salad.  I hope you like it. 2 pounds red potatoes 2 cups fresh basil…

Eggplant a la Mexican

This is something familiar yet out of the ordinary for dinner.  You see it and your eyes say Parmesan then you take a bite and it’s Eggplant Parmesan South-of-the -Border.  This has the smoky quality of Mexican food with a little spice.  I hope you like it. 2 eggplants 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons…

The Island of Misfit Kitchen Toys

We all have those regrettable kitchen purchases: that really cool mortar and pestle, that sieve that doubles as something else, your grandma’s cherry pitter.  The worst part is they accumulate and like tribbles, they reproduce, clogging your storage space.  Much like the Island of Misfit Toys, I had a collection of unloved items taking up…

Whatchamacallit Cheesecake

Who remembers the Whatchamacallit candy bar?  (I searched five stores for this candy bar and couldn’t find it, so I had to come up with one on my own.) What would happen if you combined it with a cheese cake?   What if someone was crazy enough to try and make it?  All those questions…

Blackened Bronzino

I was at my favorite fish store, and they had fresh-off-the-truck bronzino so I had to get it.  It’s a nice white fish but unlike farm-raised catfish, this one has some flavor.  It is quick and easy to cook,  so it’s perfect for a week night dinner.  Start to finish it’s 25 minutes.  I hope…