Weeknights get a little less hectic with this creamy, spicy two-pot meal.
So...it has been a while. Four months, to be exact. Sorry for the long hiatus. Don't worry, I've still been cooking---and eating. Eating lots of delicious foods. Going on tons of new adventures. Experiencing a handful of new restaurants. And trying new techniques in the kitche So, what precisely have I been up to? Well,… Continue reading Welcome Back to Foodie Paradise
The last time I went grocery shopping, I bought four cans of pumpkin purée. Yes, FOUR. I now have no cans of pumpkin left. In fact, the last can of pumpkin I used was for the sweetest, most delicious cupcakes. I'm an atrocious baker. Something won't set right, or I'll forget baking powder, or the… Continue reading Squash September: Pumpkin Caramel Corn Cupcakes
It has been so dreary here this weekend; cloudy, rainy & chilly. All I've wanted to do this weekend is lounge on the couch and eat cookies and watch reruns of Buffy. Sounds like a great weekend, right? I did manage to go to the grocery store yesterday, so I can mark that off my… Continue reading Cuban Chicken Rice Bowl with Chimichurri
Time for Round 4 of Squash September! I kind of concocted this recipe with the help of Food Network Magazine's most recent issue (October 2015); it features a recipe with pumpkin polenta---and I love me some polenta! Although, I had never made polenta from scratch before...I always use the pre-made log you find in the pasta… Continue reading Squash September: Smoked Pork Chop & Squash Hash with Pumpkin Polenta
Well, guys & gals, it's time for Round 3 of Squash September! Today we'll tackle a spaghetti squash dish that makes you forget all about that carb-filled pasta. Spaghetti squash may not be the same consistency as actual spaghetti, but it's more or less the same shape---and it holds together pretty damn well. It even adds… Continue reading Squash September: Spaghetti Squash Carbonara with Proscuitto & Peas
It is still too early for my brain to be functioning correctly. ...but I'm writing this anyway. We've pretty much established the fact that fall is here and summer is over, and while I do love fall---I'm still clinging on to the last few minutes of summer. Case in point: this cake I made the… Continue reading Cherry Limeade Pound Cake