asian · Chicken · dinner · pasta

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls

The London Symphony Orchestra's version of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker plays throughout the house. The track is on Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, right after the Pas De Deux. Chocolate and cinnamon and sugar cookie smells fill the air. The Christmas is lit up and twinkling with warm gold lights. Red food coloring is smeared… Continue reading Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls

dinner · pasta · pork

Rigatoni with Sausage and Collard Greens

I was on a mission. A mission from the food Gods. A mission of culinary extremes. A mission above all missions. I was set and ready to go wherever my wheels would take me...to get Swiss chard? Yes. Swiss chard. For whatever reason, that task was seemingly impossible. Chard has disappeared from the lavish mist… Continue reading Rigatoni with Sausage and Collard Greens

baking · bread · breakfast · sweet

Sweet Potato Muffin Tops

"It's not what's on the inside that counts, but what's on top." -The Muffin Man Muffins. The word strikes dismay in children around the globe. Muffins are the red-headed stepchild of the baking world. They are perceived as "lesser than" compared to their dessert cousin: cupcakes. Muffins aren't topped with thick frosting, or shiny nonpareils,… Continue reading Sweet Potato Muffin Tops

Chicken · dinner · entree

Spanish Chicken and Potato Roast

Oklahoma City has really seen a Renaissance of their food scene. It's something I try to hype up as much as possible---because outsiders don't give OKC a second look when it comes to our culinary abilities. There are no Zagat ratings here, every food magazine EVER just talks about how great Austin's restaurants are (insert side-eye… Continue reading Spanish Chicken and Potato Roast

dinner · pork · vegetable

Pork Chops with Baked Apples and Roasted Root Vegetables

I've been on quite the culinary tour of OKC these past few days...and I need to stop. My "cheat day" turned into a cheat weekend. Yikes. One fairly healthy treat I rewarded myself with this week was lunch from Provision Kitchen on Thursday. This fledgling restaurant is barely a year old, and they have the best farm-to-table… Continue reading Pork Chops with Baked Apples and Roasted Root Vegetables

Casserole

Sausage and Sweet Potato Casserole

Is there a difference between sweet potatoes and yams?  If there is, I want to know. I feel as if they're the same thing. I do hear some people referring to their sweetened/marshmallowey dish as "yams" at Thanksgiving potlucks. So is that the difference? Sweet potatoes=plain, yams=sweetened?  If anybody knows the answer to this debacle, please… Continue reading Sausage and Sweet Potato Casserole