Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

The cold chill of winter is not without its warm comforts: fuzzy slippers, the glow of the holidays, friends and family, cookies hot from the oven...and Butternut Squash Risotto infused with the woodsy fragrance of sage. It is hard to ignore winter squash in the market this time of year. There … [Read more...]

Caramelized Onion Tart with Olives

Caramelized Onion Tart

Holy Cow! is four -- a grand old lady in Internet years-- and to celebrate I have for you a savory, elegant treat: this golden Caramelized Onion Tart. But first I want to say a big thank you to all of you-- my wonderful, intelligent, passionate readers -- who have stuck with Holy Cow! through … [Read more...]

Fennel Mania: Fennel-Crusted Potatoes And Orecchiette With Fennel Pesto

Fennel is one of those herbs that has always been used in my kitchen on a fairly regular basis. I toss the seeds into spice mixes or masalas where it helps build gorgeous flavor for curries, although it also loses its individual flair. But I was a stranger to the delicious fennel bulb with its … [Read more...]

Focaccia With Caramelized Onions, and the Common Sense Of Dogs

focaccia with caramelized onions

You've heard those amazing dog stories-- you know, the ones where the parent is hanging by the edge of a cliff, or has a heart attack in the middle of nowhere, or is about to get engulfed in a terrible house fire, and lo and behold! Fido, who never seemed to be good for anything but wagging his tail … [Read more...]

Easy Wholegrain Pasta With Spinach Pesto

This is one of those pasta dishes I throw together when I want something gorgeous and tasty and healthy, all in under 30 minutes. Gee, did I just make a Rachel Ray sound byte there? Oh well... you get the idea. This dish has a ton of healthy flavors packed into it: spinach, nuts (I used cashews, … [Read more...]