Moroccan Pastilla

Moroccan Pastilla

A pastilla is a type of savory pie, consisting of spiced bird of some sort or another encased in puff pastry.  Variants can be found across the Mediterranean and into the Middle East, probably because they taste so good.  Some quick…

Irish Cheese Burgers

Irish Cheese Burgers

I have burgered with booze before, of course, but today, we're really all about the cheese.  Specifically, Kellygold's Dublinier, which is a little difficult to explain, but texturally, it's like a dry cheddar or perhaps a Parmesan block, yet it's a…

Pasta and Cheese Fritters

Pasta and Cheese Fritters

One of the eternal questions in life is "how much pasta should I make?"  If you're familiar with bistromathics,  you know that the answer is, of course, a recipriversexclusion – i.e., the answer is any othe number than the one you've…

Mushroom-Bacon Stuffed Omelets

Mushroom-Bacon Stuffed Omelets

Breakfast for dinner, right?  I'll be honest and say I almost never have breakfaast for breakfast, but still… breakfast for dinner.  There's just something magical about that (Dennys at 2AM aside). So, tonight's breakfast dinner is omelets.  But not just…

Steak au Poivre (-ish)

Steak au Poivre (-ish)

Cook me like one of those French grills Okay, this is one of those things that are simple, but you'll pay a lot for in a restaurant.  It's not necessarily easy, but it's simple.  The trick is in the meat,…

Naan (Or Something Like It)

If you know me, you know that I never bake.  Baking is as much science (chemistry, especially) as it is an art, and we don't get along so well – Screw up a step (which I'm good at) and there's…

Fajitas

Grilled Tequila Fajitas

I've been hankering for fajitas for a couple of weeks now, and with the long weekend (plus the official start of Grilling Season), I figured it was time. Fajitas are another thing that have their roots from the vaqueros (Mexican…

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

[print_link] I'll just come out and say it – Onion rings are awesome, whether on a burger, or as a side.  I mean, deep-fried onions, am I right?  Well, deep fried nearly everything.  Deep.Fried.  *drools a little* At some point…