I was inspired by the bounty of tomatoes that just don’t quit from my garden to make Italian last night. I don’t know what it is about these cherry tomatoes. And I can’t grow anything else as good as these guys. They’re actually from last year – I planted a different variety but the cherry … More Simple Fresh Tomato Sauce
I had a bump in the road Thursday night when I made dinner – just a lapse in judgment, inspiration, forethought, etc… I guess the equivalent of writer’s block for a cook. You could’ve called it some kind of veggie burrito, but I called it a mess. So Friday I had to redeem myself. Just … More Delicious and Healthy Dinner
I truly love this concept. I realize it’s not novel and it has been a mainstream culinary mainstay for several years now, but something about picking your own veggies or knowing they were just picked prior to eating just tickles me pink. Or purple in this case!! I got to pick my own beets the … More Can’t “Beet” Farm to Table!
One of my favorite things about Fall is the harvest theme. It makes me think of the wine harvest season, the various squashes you see everywhere (learning every year that there are so many delicious ones out there!), and of course, the warm, comfort cooking. Probably my favorite squash to make is the acorn squash. … More Stuffed Acorn Squash
In honor of Yom Kippur, I’m “blank blogging” today!! I love food and drink so much and this is test of willpower – to fast all day is quite a feat. Mind over tummy. I have to stay away from the house. I have to buy things I don’t need like another pair of shoes. … More [BLANK]
I love football and I love making good eats for game day. So many simple go-To bites, but this time, I had an idea for a buffalo chicken dip and decided to try it. Oh how good it came out!! And so easy! I started by cubing up some chicken breast and sautéed it in … More Game Day Buffalo Chicken Dip
No, not potatoes – cauliflower. Yes, you can pass this cruciferous creature off as mashed potatoes. Or at least get very close! And you’re cutting nearly all the carbs (like I’ve said before, save the carbs for glass!). Boil the cauliflower til soft. I added a little asparagus for color and I saved the tips … More Gorgonzola Mashed Cauliflower (a.k.a. Faux-tatoes)
Not that bacon needs any enhancements, but we all have our favorite nuances about it. The crisp, the crunch, the chew, the salt, the sweet, the thin and the thick. Bacon is always a good thing. I’ve heard it’s the nitrates that give it that mouthwatering smell and addictive taste. Who cares, it’s fantastic. It … More Bacon Bump-up