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…

Stuffed Acorn Squash

This is a recipe that Granny and I make every Fall. In her words, “It is a healthy and nutritious recipe that originated somewhere in Eastern Europe and depends solely on vegetables easily grown in a household plot.” Being the only two people in the family who enjoy squash, neither of us make one without…

Baked Apple Roses

It’s the season for all things apple! Apple pie, apple cake, and….apple roses! I love these because they are as pretty to look at as they are tasty to eat. This is a perfect way to use up leftover pie dough or puff pastry. You can certainly buy a delicious puff pastry from the store…

My latest craze: Nut Butters

There is absolutely no reason why anyone should buy the overpriced nut butters from health food stores. No reason. Not when they are easier to make than anything else. As easy as microwaving a frozen dinner! I made it my mission about six months ago to perfect nut butter making and it took me one…

How to roast garlic!

Every Sunday my parents and I have Charcuterie Night. We eat cheese, bread, a delicious salad, and lotsĀ of roasted garlic. The garlic compliments the sharpness of the cheese and the crustiness of the bread. Beyond cheese, (is there a beyond?) roasted garlic is delicious in cheesy cauliflower, another revelation of the kitchen, or with pasta…

Revelation: pesto chicken salad

I had a revelation the other day that I can’t believe I haven’t thought of before. Pesto chicken salad! This was so delicious that I’m blogging it independently from my Pesto: essential uses post. I came up with the idea while searching my brain for savory chicken salad recipes. Though I love the classic grape…