White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

DEE-LISH-HUSS!   INGREDIENTS: 2½ cups milk 2½ cups heavy cream 12 oz. white cheddar, grated 8 oz. crumbled and cooked Italiain sausage, 3 oz. crumbled cambazola cheese ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes ½ cup caramelized onions ⅓ cup thinly sliced scallions 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste […]

Apple and Escarole Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts

My current favorite salad — reminds me of Portland.   Serves 6 2 T. apple cider vinegar 1 T. minced shallot 1 t. Dijon mustard Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 T. extra-virgin olive oil 2 oz. whole shelled hazelnuts (about 1/2 cup), toasted and skinned 1 lb. (about 2 large) sweetish apples […]

Barley Beef Soup with Vegies

I’m back to cooking after several months of not being taste anything.  I’ve made this two weekends in a row — super easy to make — and I have lunch and dinner for a couple of days. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1  1/2 pounds beef chuck steak or roast, cut into chunks, 1 medium […]