Wednesday, July 13, 2016

AWOL / Nachos

You guys! We are camping and board gaming and summering and protesting. But I thought you might want to be having nachos for dinner! I have a kind of a trick recipe over at the Tastebook blog. I've been writing a bit over there, and if you click on my name, I think you can see the other columns.

I hope you're eating well and staying cool, and speaking up about racial injustice. Also: if you recommended the game Patchwork to us? We got it and LOVE it!!! (Thank you, kb.)


  1. dale in denver6:55 PM

    sounds like a perfect summer!

    We love cheesy nachos with velveeta with not one redeeming quality other than they taste spectacular - like your mac n cheese recipe.

    I'm looking forward to making this. Dump in a can of Rotel and they will be perfection!

    enjoy your awol time.

    1. I love velveeta too. And the rotel. That site is a little too high-end for it. : )

  2. We were already having nachos for dinner tomorrow. But I think we might have been doing nachos wrong.... #cheesesauce

  3. Yum! Everything you make looks delicious! I love coffee table dinners did you know? I also checked out your new Tastebook blog and am so excited to find MORE of your recipes. This one looks yummy and easy too<3
    enjoy your summer!

  4. Anonymous5:19 PM

    Yay! How did I not know you were posting over there?! Thanks for the heads-up!

  5. Patchwork is SO GOOD!

  6. Glad you like Patchwork! We're fiddling with it to see if it could be made into a multiplayer game (don't see why not, with a bigger board and more pieces).

    1. This was in Spam folder! Argh. Please report back.

  7. Anonymous10:11 PM

    Hi Catherine! I have read your column for years and years and am sitting in my kitchen with what I ballpark remember as some of the ingredients for an amazing buttermilk ranch dip/dressing recipe of yours that I have made several times but not recently. And horrors -- I have LOST the recipe -- and now spent 25 minutes down the google rabbit hole trying to find this recipe to no avail. I am swearing and huffing and puffing such that my family thinks I am insane (which I am -- but seriously -- the dip!!)

    Do you remember this recipe? It had fresh dill and mayo and buttermilk -- and I would imagine kosher salt. But I can't remember the combinations.

    I would be so grateful to you if you would share it again!!!! With curdling buttermilk (is that redundant?) -- I am -- very truly yours,

    Nancy M.

    1. Dear Nancy,

      This was in my spam folder! I'm so sorry. Is it this? Will add to the master list! Was it this?

      1 cup Hellman's or Best Foods mayonnaise, not low-fat
      1/2 cup buttermilk
      1 tablespoon cider vinegar
      1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
      1 tablespoon each finely chopped parsley, and freshly snipped chives, and dill (you could skip the parsley without any great loss of anything)
      1 clove garlic, crushed
      1/2 teaspoon each garlic and onion powder (optional, but very ranch-y tasting)
      3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or half as much table salt)
      1/2 teaspoon sugar
      Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  8. Hm. I am trying to find some comments that I see in my email, but not here. Judy, yes to Hanabi, though we only have the card version! Will look up the tile version. And kb, did you succeed in making Patchwork work with more people?

  9. The cheese sauce makes all the difference! So great - thank you!

  10. We just had these nachos last night. This morning my 7 year old said "You know those nachos? That we had last night? Could we have those again sometime? I mean, not like tomorrow, but sometime?"