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Recipe Swap: Black Bean Burgers

This swap's theme was BBQ/Warm Weather food. I received this recipe from Hezzi D's Books and Cooks, which was originally adapted from Annie's Eats (one of my favorite blogs!), who had adapted it from America's Test Kitchen Healthy Recipes Family Cookbook.  We are supposed to let the swap host know if there are any ingredients …

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Recipe Swap: Spanikopita

I don't know which swap style I like more: the themed ones or the Secret Recipe Club ones where I'm assigned a blog and can choose any recipe I want. I'm really glad our swap does both! My assigned blog was I Was Born to Cook. I was initially apprehensive, as I saw a lot …

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Peppers and Onion on Polenta

Polenta is medium- to coarse-ground cornmeal, cooked in hot liquid. Some view it as an essential comfort food. It can be cooked on the stovetop, similarly to rice. It can also be baked, or fried. When cooked like rice, it "sets up" (congeals) quickly, so cook it just before you serve the meal. Start the tomato …

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Pumpkin Soup

I thought I had blogged about this already, but apparently I haven't. I linked to the original recipe in my first Thanksgiving menu post back in '09, but I have since made some additions to the soup which make it even better! With the heavy cream, it's not exactly healthy, but one reviewer of the …

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Pâte à Choux

In honor of the evil co-worker who brought in mini cream puffs and eclairs, and left them in the break room (where I was tempted to bring the whole box back to my office, so I could eat them all), I'm posting my recipes for choux (pronounced "choo") dough, and pastry cream. Pâte à choux …

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