What are Cacio e Pepe Potatoes, you ask? Well my friends, they are potatoes – in this case cute little baby red potatoes – cooked with grated parmesan cheese and lots of black pepper, and they are one of the best and easiest things you can do with a baby potato. Cacio e Pepe is usually seen in pasta form (and again, it’s one of the best things you can do with a pot of pasta, and my go-to dinner when I really, really can’t face making dinner, because it is easy and comforting and if there are three things that are ALWAYS in my kitchen, they are pasta and black pepper and Parmesan cheese). But back at the potatoes, this is a comfort food side dish with just the right amount of peppery kick, and you need to try these. Let’s make them!
It’s the last day of the year! Tomorrow we are off to the races with our New Year’s resolutions. All our low-fat, more exercise, less bacon resolutions. (Sniffle). New year, new you, new me and all the jazz, and you know what that means. It means we have exactly 24 hours left to eat chocolate. And by chocolate, I mean fudge. And by fudge, I mean this particular version of fudge, that includes not only a generous amount of dark chocolate, but a few sneaky ingredients that will have you wondering why you spent all that time eating well-behaved fudge.
One of the things I love about this blog is that I get so many suggestions for different things folks would like me to make. And of all of those suggestions, some of my very favorites are the ones that involve bacon. I know, shocking. And of those bacon recipes, the ones that are pretty much all bacon? Heaven, heaven, heaven. This particular one is for candied bacon, which is a combination of two of my favorite words in the whole universe. I was a little afraid to make it, just in case it didn’t turn out to be all I hoped and dreamed it would be. As it turned out, I had absolutely nothing to worry about.
Oh sure. That plate of pasta with cheese and pepper looks all innocent sitting there, doesn’t it? A simple little plate of linguine in a buttery, silky cheese sauce. You twirl up a nice warm forkful, pop it in your mouth, and then it hits you…those little cracked peppercorns balance out all that niceness withRead More & Get the Recipe
It all started with this guy. Here’s the thing. I can grow herbs with no problem…LOTS of them. Basil, tarragon, rosemary, parsley, thyme, sage, mint and mint and more mint. But that’s it…when it comes to vegetables I am a dismal failure. My mom, on the other hand, can grow tomatoes and green beans andRead More & Get the Recipe
For me, summer cooking is all about the grill wherever possible. Steak, chicken, seafood, corn, grilled pizza(happy happy sigh)…and since the Southern husband is an impresario at the grill, life in the summer is even better. There’s nothing like sitting on your back steps, glass of merlot in hand, watching the love of your lifeRead More & Get the Recipe