Cook: Aunt Joan’s Hash Brown Casserole
Breakfast / Cheese / Comfort Food / Guilty Pleasures / See Hatsie Cook / Sides / Vegetarian

Cook: Aunt Joan’s Hash Brown Casserole

Every year, K and I opt to spend Valentine’s day at home.  K usually plans something for us to do out on a day that isn’t Valentine’s day, in order to avoid the crush of pink and red drenched love, and on actual Valentine’s day, I cook.  It’s exactly what both of us want to do, and … Continue reading

Cook: Browned Butter Chocolate Potato Chip Blondies
Chocolate / Comfort Food / Cookies / Dessert / Guilty Pleasures / Party Food / Potatoes / Salty Sweet / See Hatsie Cook

Cook: Browned Butter Chocolate Potato Chip Blondies

  I make a lot of assumptions here.  I assume that since you’re here, you’ll read what I have to say.  I assume that you’ll trust me enough to make some of the recipes I post, or try to visit some of the places I visit.  I assume that all of you out there are … Continue reading

Cook: Baked Creme Brûlée French Toast
Bread / Breakfast / Comfort Food / Dessert / Eggs / Guilty Pleasures / Holiday Food / See Hatsie Cook / Vegetarian / Winter Recipes

Cook: Baked Creme Brûlée French Toast

There’s an icicle hanging off the eaves outside my window.  Over the past twenty four hours it’s doubled in size.  It is in direct sunlight most of the day and so it melts, but it’s also -3958 degrees outside (always!) so it refreezes.  Two days ago it wasn’t there, and now all I can think … Continue reading

Cook: Slice-and-Bake Rosemary Butter Cookies
Comfort Food / Cookies / Dessert / Guilty Pleasures / Holiday Food / Mailing Food / See Hatsie Cook / Winter Recipes

Cook: Slice-and-Bake Rosemary Butter Cookies

It’s cookie season!  With December comes stacks on stacks of buttery, sugary cookies and the sweet friends who give and receive them.  I’m a big cookie fan, which I think is the same as saying I’m a big oxygen fan, because who doesn’t like a cookie?  Most of the time I’m a purist–plain chocolate chip … Continue reading

Cook: Classic Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti
Cheese / Chicken / Comfort Food / Entrees / Guilty Pleasures / Italian Food / See Hatsie Cook / Sunday Dinners

Cook: Classic Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

Historically I’ve had a bittersweet relationship with these sorts of Italian American dishes.  The classic “red sauce” meals that chain restaurants served in my youth were why I thought I didn’t like Italian food (not liking Italian food is crazy, I know).  It wasn’t because I was a child food snob, rather it was because … Continue reading

Cook: Flaky Apple Galette with Spiced Crumble
Comfort Food / Dessert / Fall Recipes / Guilty Pleasures / Holiday Food / See Hatsie Cook / Vegetarian

Cook: Flaky Apple Galette with Spiced Crumble

This is pie.  It’s a free form, rustic pie, but pie nonetheless.  It’s called a galette because that’s the technical term for it, as is crostada, depending on whether you are in France or in Italy, respectively, but really, it’s just apple pie. Except that it’s not just apple pie.  It’s by far and wide … Continue reading

Cook: Individual Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese
Cheese / Comfort Food / Entrees / Fall Recipes / Guilty Pleasures / Pasta / See Hatsie Cook / Sunday Dinners / Vegetarian / Weeknight Meals

Cook: Individual Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese

I promised you mac and cheese by the end of the week, and I’m delivering.  This macaroni and cheese is silky and creamy and is made special with tangy goat cheese both in the sauce and dotting the crunchy top.  I could make a meal out of the crunchy mac and cheese top.  (Dream meal). … Continue reading