Hummus

People go crazy over my hummus.  The reason?  I’m a stickler for texture, and velvety smooth is definitely the right choice!  I used to not even like hummus (again, it’s textural for me), until that life-changing day The Hubs ordered it while having lunch at Café Rakka in Hendersonville.  Café Rakka’s hummus is so smooth, so creamy, …

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Creamy Dreamy Cauliflower Soup

One of my good friends just posted on Facebook today, “it’s soup season”, and I couldn’t agree more.  This soup-er (ha) creamy cauliflower soup recipe is from this September-October’s issue of Cook’s Illustrated.  It looks so fancy that you feel like you should get dressed up to eat it.  I’m writing the recipe pretty much …

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Roasted Garlic

An amazing thing happens to garlic when you roast it at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.  It transforms into a creamy, mellowed, caramelized, spreadable treat!  So simple and savory, your guests will think you’ve slaved for hours over this appetizer.  Spread it on a french baguette or crackers and serve with a glass of Chardonnay. …

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Heirloom Tomato Caprese Galette

We have tomatoes coming out of our ears!  Finally, the fruit we’ve been patiently waiting for since MARCH is forthcoming!  I wanted to try a new tomato recipe, and I truly can’t remember, but it was either a magazine or blog post or probably both where I kept bumping into galettes.  A galette is a …

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Hatch Green Chile Chutney

I’m not going to lie, I have at least one more Hatch Green Chile recipe left in me after this one.  I now understand the cult following of these things!  Flavor packed with a hint of lingering char leftover from grilling, Hatch chiles now have a permanent place of spicy appreciation in my heart.  This …

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Rolf & Daughters opened about 6 months ago and has given me the best (restaurant) meal I’ve had in Nashville.  With on premises-made pasta, breads, and cheeses, what’s not to love?  Both times I’ve been, I have ordered Rolf’s brussels sprout salad.  It’s so unique!  I’ve never before eaten anything like it.  Crispy and salty, …

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