Recipe for Egg Salad

Egg Salad Sandwich
Egg Salad Sandwich

I’d never eaten an egg salad sandwich until about a year ago. I know that sounds silly as they’re supposed to be something of a staple sandwich. Or perhaps just an alternative to PB&J? But when I came across this recipe, which was so simple, yet so flavorful, I had to try egg salad.

To my pleasure, this egg salad sandwich rocks. It’s so good, I’ll admit to eating the egg salad even without bread. (If you’re interested in making your own bread to go along, I highly recommend this white bread which I’ve made a dozen times.)

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Pie Mania: Blackberry Rhubarb and Raspberry Rhubarb Pies

I went a little nuts making pies. I blame two things: 1) my love of it and 2) Twin Peaks. Jason and I had a little bit of a marathon, which included a lot of baking.

Twin Peaks loves pie
Twin Peaks and David Lynch loves pie

For the pie crust, I used my grandma’s flour crust recipe. Which is great as it makes 4 to 5 pie crusts and is easy to refrigerate or freeze if you need to use the rest another day. And if you have some extra, as I did, you can make flaky cookies.
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Spinach Quesadillas

I was asked by a reader to post some of my favorite quick recipes. The ones that I make when I don’t have the time, energy, or the willingness to really cook a meal. The times that I don’t make Jason cook, which always ends up with some variation of Kraft Mac’n’Cheese and hot dogs (vegetarian ones for me) on his George Foreman Grill.

My spinach quesadillas were an invention and necessity when I was in college. A combination of inspiration from my childhood — my mother was a big fan of the “cheese melts in the microwave” mantra — and crepes from a little restaurant that used to be in my hometown. In college, I distracted an entire senior creative writing class, who were extremely tired of school food, with their delicious aroma.

Spinach Quesadillas

Spinach Quesadillas
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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme

I love red potatoes. They are by far my favorite. I love them boiled and roasted. I’ll even eat them cooked with nothing on them. This recipe, originally from Foodnetwork’s Paula Deen, is simply and delicious. The original one calls for garlic, which due to my food allergies, I substituted thyme.

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme
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Cream of Tomato Soup

I love a good bowl of tomato soup with an accompanying grilled cheese sandwich. It’s something I grew up on. It reminds me of colder fall and winter weekends where my mom and I had been outside all day and needed something quick, hearty, and warm.

Cream of Tomato Soup and grilled cheese

The original recipe comes from the Skinny Chef. Hers was a little more low-fat than mine and contained chicken.

This soup certain beats anything out of a can. (Sorry, mom.)

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One of Those Days

I’m having one of those where I feel light-years behind in web development and like I’m not going anywhere. So I wrote a haiku about Donna Noble, who’s by far my favorite companion on Dr. Who. We have similar self-worth issues.

Donna Noble rules/Most efficient companion/Finally someone saw

And I made Tofu and Broccoli Chinese Stir-Fry and have pie. Perhaps I need some sleep too.