Mac and Cheese

Classic  Mac and Cheese is a great comfort food.  This is a traditional style, using a bechamel base and lots of extra sharp cheddar cheese for flavor. The addition of of cayenne pepper offers a flavor boost rather than heat, especially if using a smaller amount.  Feel free to include flavorsome add-ins:  Sriracha, ham chunks,…

Fennel & Mushroom Salad

Crunchy sweet fennel gets mellowed out with fresh mushrooms and savory extra virgin olive oil in this dish, while shaved parmesan adds sophistication to each bite. This is a good salad to know how to make, as the ingredients are delicious and available throughout the year.  All it takes is a sharp knife or a…