One of my favorite things is to design meals or recipes for my family and friends that is specific to their loves and needs. There’s something so satisfying about having an audience who you understand and can make something totally personalized for.
Today is my wonderful mother’s birthday, and since we can’t be in the same place I did the next best thing to making her birthday dinner. I came up with a meal I thought she’d love—salad, entree, and dessert, recipes below—and tasked my sisters and Dad with making it for her. Thanks guys! I thought you guys might like it too. Maybe some of you can make this for mother’s day if you have a Mum like mine!
This honey and vanilla pudding topped with strawberry and ginger compote is part of a birthday meal I made for my Mum. To read more about it and get all the links, check out the writeup here.
It’s getting more Autumny and I have been craving these scones something fierce! I can’t stop thinking about the crumbly edges slathered in butter with gooey cheese pockets and flecks and spicy and bright jalapeño. The best is the little bits of almost burnt cheese that gooshes out the sides and gets crispy.
Join me, and give these a try for weekend brunch.
I’ve been making these a lot lately at different events around the city. They’re a great party food so they’re perfect when there’s a crowd. They also surprise people. They’re like vegetable chicken fingers! I suggest in Good and Cheap that you serve them with peanut sauce, but people have enjoyed them with sour cream and scallions, spiced yogurt and even salsa. And now that it’s solidly asparagus season well, it’s time to try crusting them!