Category: corn

Homemade Corn Tortillas

08 May 2014

homemade corn tortillas

This past Monday was Cinco de Mayo, and the mini-chefs celebrated by making some soft tacos, complete with homemade corn tortillas. Since my mom grew up in New Mexico, we never really had anything but homemade tortillas growing up. Her sister, my Aunt Holly, and her husband owned a Mexican restaurant when I was a […]

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Black Bean and Vegetable Chilaquiles

11 February 2014

Black Bean and Vegetable Chilaquiles

My mini-chefs are back in the kitchen this semester, and we began our session with what has become a major favorite with our own family and our friends: Chilaquiles! As I explained to the kids yesterday, it’s like a Mexican lasagna, layered with tortillas and a vegetable and black bean mixture, and topped with cheese. […]

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Mac and Cheese with a Crunchy Cornflake Crust and Cooking Class Survival

30 July 2012

My Spring Semester Cooking Class this year was really one for the books.  It included mostly 6 and 7-year-old girls, among them the daughter of a former gourmet food magazine editor.  My student informed me that she liked five things: chocolate, bacon, pizza, plain pasta, and chocolate chip muffins. Let’s pause for a moment and […]

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Sun Dried Tomato and Cheddar Cornbread

26 August 2010

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Being out of the City and steeped in the fresh air and fresh ingredients of a Vermont late summer has inspired all sorts of adventures in our kitchen.  My son, for instance, is addicted to the sharp cheddar cheese that they make locally and keeps begging for just one more slice. He’ll sit a the […]

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Vegan Corn Chowder

05 August 2010

This time of year sometimes feels like a sad love story. It is still strongly summertime, the time for warmth and abandon, but you know that Fall, taskmaster, is knocking at the door with its obligations, patiently waiting to escort you toward the desolation of winter. I know. I know. It’s still the beginning of […]

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