Classic Pantry Waffles

Most of the reasons why I was excited to find a real house involved the kitchen. A gas oven. Natural light for taking pictures. Storage space for all of the appliances I never could justify hoarding before. Fortunately, our new home meets these criteria, even if the basement is rapidly filling with shelves of serving dishes, grilling accessories, and…appliances that I can just barely justify hoarding. A waffle maker made the cut, and photographing my breakfast bounty bathed in natural … Continue reading

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Cherry Breakfast Bake

Ugh, moving. Even though this most recent relocation is over, there is still quite a bit to do to make ourselves feel at home. Welcoming a new puppy into our pack has set back our settling in quite a bit, so I’m just now ready to share my last DC-baked meal. This cherry breakfast bake had been on my radar for a while, but it only came to fruition when I realized that I needed to use up the pound … Continue reading

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Spicy Mexican Pasta

Mexican pasta sounds crazy, but it’s addictively delicious. It’s different than normal pasta, because the noodles are toasted before they’re cooked and then baked with a spicy chipotle sauce. The toasting keeps the noodles nutty and chewy, but still tender. The pleasant bite will keep you going back for…bite after bite. Top with queso fresco and share with friends. I doubled this recipe, but to make enough to serve 4-5 people, fill a skillet with 1/4 cup of canola oil, … Continue reading

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