Pepper Jack Mac Cups

pepper jack mac cups

Mac and cheese is one of those dishes that need very little introduction. It’s a classic, yet the variations are endless. In this version, Greek yogurt brings in some tanginess and added protein, and pepper jack cheese introduces an element of heat – this is actually my favorite way to use pepper jack! In my family, we typically have macaroni and cheese as an entrée, but it’s a lot more versatile than that, as it can also be a side dish or appetizer. Baked in muffin pans, these pepper jack mac cups would be perfect for hor d’oeuvres – you can even eat them as finger food! Continue reading

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean chopped salad

Mediterranean chopped salad

It’s always a challenge for me to put together quick, healthy dinners. I’m no good at planning a whole week’s menu and sticking to it, so when I go to the grocery store, I usually buy the ingredients for two or three specific recipes and then figure that I can create the remaining dinners from whatever happens to be on hand. Continue reading

Butter Chicken with Peas and Cauliflower

butter chicken with peas and cauliflower

butter chicken with peas and cauliflower

If a recipe for butter chicken has no butter in it, can it still be called butter chicken? I hope so, because “spiced cream chicken” sounds a little iffy, although that’s closer to the truth in this version of the popular Indian dish. Butter chicken (also known as murgh makhani) is what I imagine Indian comfort food must be like (along with rajma, of course) – it’s creamy, it’s filling, and it’s got a nice kick to it. Continue reading