19 September 2010


I don't think you can call this a recipe, but sometimes people ask me how I make guacamole. Maybe they think that I'm an expert, having lived in an avocado grove. Well, I never compliment myself, but my Friends say that my guacamole is simply divine. So, I will divulge my ingredients. I do wish I could tell you amounts, but, darling, I simply throw it all together. There is no measuring here.

some nice ripe avocados (like 2?)
finely chopped onion (maybe 1/4 of a medium onion)
fresh lime juice (go easy or the lime will be all you taste)
cilantro, finely chopped (a Tbsp?)
kosher salt
dash of cayenne pepper

Smash up the avocados in a bowl. Then mix in the onion, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust for seasoning, using a chip. Try not to taste and adjust for seasoning until the whole bowl is gone. Share!! or don't :)

What do you put in your guac?

10 September 2010

Potatoes Romanoff

I haven't actually made these yet, so we shall see how they turn out.
(OK, I made them, and they were raved about... best part of the meal hands-down)

10 c. chopped potatoes (cut into about 1" chunks; 10-12 medium potatoes)
1 tsp. salt
3 c. cottage cheese (I might change this to 2 c. next time... there is a lot of sauce)
2 c. sour cream (and this to 1 1/2 c.? see note above)
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/2 c. chopped green onions (having none, I subbed a ton of Sunny Paris seasoning)
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1. Cook the potatoes in water (cover potatoes by about an inch) and the 1 tsp. salt until tender (simmer about 15 minutes).

2. Mix the cottage cheese, sour cream, garlic and green onions. Mix in the potatoes. Top with shredded cheese and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.