Tagged with mushrooms

Creamy mushroom pasta

As new members at the gym we joined, we were offered a free appointment with a trainer. One of the things he asked us to do was fill out a list of 20 foods that we eat most frequently. I started writing mine down, and it was this pasta, that pasta , pasta pasta pasta. … Continue reading

Chicken noodle casserole

One of my favorite comfort foods growing up was tuna noodle casserole (or tuna-noona, as my sister is still fond of calling it). But alas, I married a man with an aversion to seafood. His aversion, to be precise, is of the hives-and-throat-closing variety. (Actually, I have no idea what happens if he eats seafood, … Continue reading

Blue cheese and chicken therese

I like blue cheese. It’s tasty on occasion. I don’t love it, and I don’t seek it out as the ultimate king of my cheese-dom. But I don’t hate it either (like my sister, who when I told her what I’d made said, “That sounds disgusting.”). I think it can be good on salads, etc. … Continue reading

Summer pasta salad

Summer is in full swing and half the country is roasting under a heat wave (including us in Chicago). At times like this, I want to eat pasta salad. This particular recipe gets better with age, too, so I like to make a big batch to pack for lunches during the work week. It’s pretty … Continue reading

Farmers’ market time

Yesterday marked a day I’ve been anxiously awaiting since the first peeks of spring weather–the beginning of weekly farmers’ markets in Chicago! While it’s still too early for most fruits and vegetables, the market did not disappoint. Let me tell you why. The meat. I have been saying to Andy all weekend that I don’t … Continue reading