Asparagus

Creamy Goat Cheese and Roasted Asparagus Carbonara

March 12, 2014
Goat Cheese & Asparagus Carbonara

So, yeah. I’ve made this twice this in two weeks. And both times, I would’ve happily cage-fought a 12-ft tall land-sharkzilla for the leftovers. (Or a close second, a 6-ft-2 Jason.) Because it’s THAT amazing. I’m already a carbonara fiend – pasta tossed with a creamy, peppery sauce made with eggs, Parmesan, and bacon. It’s [...]

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Goat Cheese & Asparagus Grilled Cheese

March 10, 2014
Goat Cheese & Asparagus Grilled Cheese

Who else went overboard and bought nearly 6lbs of asparagus because it was $.88/lb? Welcome to the hoarder club! Who else has eaten roasted asparagus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner pretty much every day? Welcome to the we-clearly-don’t-understand-hoarding club! Cheap asparagus means two things: 1) Spring is just around the corner (and seriously, could it [...]

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Roasted Asparagus with Bacon Vinaigrette

March 7, 2013
Roasted Asparagus with Bacon Vinaigrette

Menu planning is one of my favorite and least-favorite times of the week. I have plenty of great ideas for main dishes but I tend to cycle through the same few vegetable sides over and over. Lately, it has been roasted broccoli and roasted asparagus. I could eat roasted asparagus and broccoli every other night [...]

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Eggs Oscar with King Crab

October 28, 2012
Eggs Oscar with King Crab

That looks (and sounds!) a lot fancier than it really is. It’s Eggs Benedict, dressed up with leftovers from the previous night’s Burgers Oscar. “Oscar style” in this house involves asparagus, Bearnaise, and crab – king crab when I don’t have to sell a kidney to afford it. I don’t know what it is about [...]

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Burgers, Oscar-Style

August 22, 2012
Burgers Oscar-Style

If you’ve been around here a while, you know that we love our fancy burgers. And if you’ve been around here a really long time, you know that we love our fancy steaks. Our favorite “fancy dinner” is Filet Oscar: beef tenderloin topped with crab, asparagus tips, and Bearnaise sauce. “Amazing” sells it short. “Pricey” [...]

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Shaved Asparagus Pizza with Goat Cheese and Ricotta

March 23, 2012
Shaved Asparagus Pizza with Goat Cheese and Ricotta

A few weeks ago, I started a pizza-only Pinterest board. One of the recipes that I pinned was a Shaved Asparagus Pizza that I’d seen on Annie’s Eats. Beautiful asparagus is starting to pop up in the grocery store, at a beautiful price. Any day that a pound of asparagus is cheaper than a gallon [...]

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Asparagus Soup with Herbed Goat Cheese

December 29, 2010

Asparagus are one of my favorite vegetables. I eat them in exactly two ways: roasted simply with olive oil, salt, and pepper or cold, tossed with lemon juice and goat cheese. When it gets cold, we seem to indulge in heartier, unhealthier comfort foods by habit. Creamy soups, butter-laden pastas, and meaty chilis. What I [...]

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NY Strip Steaks with Grilled Corn and Avocado Salsa

May 27, 2009
New York Strip with Grilled Corn and Avocado Salsa

On the way to meet the family for lunch one weekend, Jason asked what I loved most about cooking. It’s simple. I love to make a mess. I love prep. Chopping, cutting, mashing, processing. If I could get paid to chop herbs all day, I’d be in heaven. And for the record: I hate cleaning [...]

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