Farm Cobbler

Farm CobblerOkay, yes, it’s basically Shepherd’s Pie, but there are two key differences: 1) proper Shepherd’s Pie is made with lamb (technically if you use beef it’s Farmer’s Pie, fish it’s Ocean Pie. I wonder what a chicken, pork one would be?) 2) “streusel” topping!

I love Shepherd’s Pie-esque dishes because they’re a great way to use up leftovers. It’s also super versatile, which is something I really appreciate in a recipe.

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Fakey Carbonara

Fakey Carbonara

Proper Pasta Carbonara is made with egg, Parmesan cheese, pasta water and prosciutto to create a simple creamy pasta dish. Many Americans know a bastardized version that often involves peas and mushrooms. It’s delicious, but it isn’t Carbonara.

This is my take on the latter (thus “Fakey Carbonara”). It’s one of my favorite indulgent dinners and makes fantastic leftovers.

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