The other day I was watching an episode of Chopped and one of the ingredients that the chefs had to use from their baskets was a bloody mary. If you've never seen the show before, it's where four chefs compete in a cooking competition and they have to use ingredients presented to them in baskets.
There's something about a chopped salad that just tastes better to me than a normal salad. Don't get me wrong, I love me some salad, but something about the symmetry and food poetry of the chopped salad speaks to me.
Sometimes I dream of pasta, there's something about a plate or bowl full of noodles whether they are simply dressed or dressed to kill that satisfies the soul. I had bruschetta and olives on the brain and decided that I would combine those flavors and make an olive pesto and bruschetta style pasta. Olive Bruschetta... Continue Reading →
This year feels like its' been hurtling past at lightning speed, Thanksgiving has come and gone in the blink of an eye. I'm a wee bit late on getting this recipe up on the site. If you're looking for a sweet and simple cranberry sauce recipe for Christmas this one fits the bill. It's a... Continue Reading →
The last two days it's been snowing here in Michigan. It's been the kind of snow that looks like the inside of a snow globe when you shake it up real good. Nice big powdery snowflakes with a hint of shimmer to em. I've been craving comfort foods as the weather is getting frostier with... Continue Reading →
One of my favorite comfort foods is mashed potatoes. I would eat them on a boat, with a goat, on a plane in the rain, etc. And when I say with a goat, I mean we would be chillen and maybe the Goat's name is Fred and he's wearing some groovy pajamas. This quickly became... Continue Reading →
Fall is here and that soothing coolness calls for warm fuzzy sweaters, layered clothing and quite possibly a hot mug of apple cider or hot chocolate. With the seasons changing pumpkin everything starts popping up all over the place. I'm pretty okay with pumpkin everything. I wanted to make a pumpkin something of my own... Continue Reading →
This is the first time I've made my own refried beans. To be honest I don't know why I waited so long to do this, probably the convenience of canned ones. These are so much better! The flavors jump out of the pan and entice you with a bit of sass. You can have these... Continue Reading →
As a hot sauce fanatic and lover of spicy things, one of my favorite spicy sauces is buffalo sauce. Whether making buffalo cauliflower wings, drizzling it on a baked potato, dipping french fries in it or making buffalo tempeh. I'm always looking for new things to do with buffalo sauce. This is what brought me... Continue Reading →