Good Eats

In addition to being a writer and seeker of knowledge, I am also a connoisseur of good food! Yes, I love, love, love me some yummy things, and if you also love yummy things, then we’re already getting along! I can only imagine that’s why you’re here… You were a little hungry, saw the title “Good Eats” in the top bar, and decided to click. Well, you’re in for a treat.

Listed here are links to some of my favorite recipes. Some of them are my own write-ups, right here on the blog. Others are recipes I’ve stumbled across online that I love. It’s always important to eat well when you’re working hard (and even when you’re on a diet, as I seem to be perpetually). I hope that you will find a few finger-licking good ones in the bunch. They’re grouped into some vague categories.

Desserts and sweet stuff

Madeleines (French butter cakes). Ah, Madeleines, a favorite, delectable, addictive treat. They’re soft, buttery, and you won’t be able to get enough of them. You’ll need a special pan to make them — just search Amazon for a Madeleine baking pan. I promise you that it will come at minimal cost and will most certainly be worth every cent.

Chocolate chip cookies. Everyone loves a classic, of course, myself included. This is the recipe I use when I have the ingredients in the pantry for these yummies. It has not failed me yet!

Breakfasts

Open-faced breakfast toast. This one is French-inspired, but American through and through. My original recipe calls for eggs, bacon, Parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes, and arugula, but the basic template allows you to mix-and-match your way to culinary success!

Main dishes

Potato gnocchi and vodka sauce. Here’s a take on penne a la vodka — it’s gnocchi a la vodka! Making homemade gnocchi is not nearly as intensive as it sounds. This one makes a great noonday or evening meal.

Traditional pasta carbonara (+variations). Here you can learn how to make an Italian-American favorite, pasta carbonara, plus three delicious variations. This is a 30-minute meal.

Harvest pizza pie. If you’ve got a little more time on your hands, this might be the recipe for you. This pizza pie is topped with all the trappings of autumn — roasted butternut squash, sage pesto, nutmeg cream… I’ll let you imagine and try it out for yourself.

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