Day 5: Savory Tarts and a “Grilled” Corn Salad

I think there are few people you will meet who will be passionate about the use of home-made puff pastry instead of the store bought option. The fact is, there are many things we make better in our kitchens, but there are some things that are made so well by bulk manufacturers that it takes…

Day 4: Butternut Squash Soup with Sage Sausage & Brioche

When you roast butternut squash it becomes creamy, delicate, and smooth. The starchy content subsides into a caramelly, sweet texture that is satisfying to consume. For this reason, butternut squash makes a great soup. This soup is ready to eat within 45 minutes if you manage your time well. I started by slicing and roasting…

Day 3: Cauliflower Fritters!

These cauliflower fritters are a new and better take on the falafel. Packed with so much flavor, they beg to be served alongside some beets and a dollop of yogurt. I roasted the cauliflower first with an abundance of different spices: cumin, sweet curry, za’atar, Herbs de Provence, paprika. Then in a food processor, I…

Day 2: Blueberry Muffins

I rely on my granny to tell me about the best blueberry muffins. She loves them–they are her favorite–and so she is the best determiner of which muffin is too sweet, too dry, or just right. After I made these muffins I was so happy that I jumped in the car and drove to my…

Day 1: Oat-y Tahini Cookies, Cilantro & Milk Marinated Chicken, and More!

Today I made oatmeal & orange tahini cookies with a chocolate drizzle. I was inspired by the new trend I’ve noticed in several food blogs: tahini here, tahini there, tahini everywhere! Tahini adds a savory and nutty flavor to baked goods that is absolutely wonderful. Tahini also contributes to a satisfying texture. I decided to…

Maeve’s Test Kitchen

Greetings from a Baltimore kitchen! I have decided after a long hiatus from blogging that I am ready to jump back in–more enthused than ever. I hope you are ready and willing to jump in too. Everything is better with company. I have decided to write a cookbook. Yes, a cookbook! From now on, I…

Yam Yam Thank You, Ma’am

White yams! Remember them? This post is not so much a recipe, as it is a call of action to all the cooks out there who have forgotten or neglected this underrated tuber. I buy white yams from the farmer’s market near my house during the short season that the farmer has them, and think…