Butternut Mac and Cheese

Ah, it’s not food it’s a plant! Yes, take a minute and admire my gorgeous Christmas Cactus, which will bloom about twice a year or whenever the heck it feels like it. Now, onto food! Mac and Cheese is great! Wonderfully creamy and fattening. *Smacks lips*. If you add onions and butternut squash, it is…

Mojito Ice Pops

You know how you are trying to figure something out and it is so obvious (that a monkey would have known and stuck its tongue out at you) but your brain refuses to cooperate and wants some time out? And you think if you lay down and close your eyes for a bit–in my case…

Pigeon Peas, Rice & Plantains

Rice and beans, beans and rice, plantains, mofongo, and sancocho! I love them all and to me this is comfort food. Trips to Costa Rica and Puerto Rico must have been on my mind when I decided to try this recipe.  It may look daunting because of the preparation of the sofrito but once you…

Baked Oatmeal

As I write this the smell of the eggplant baking in my oven is a bit distracting as I am looking forward to what I will make today. I absolutely love eggplant and never make it enough. So back to breakfast… from time to time I tend to bake something healthy but I gravitate more…

Brown Butter Bourbon Banana Bread

BANANA!!! In honor of this banana bread we have to sing the Minions banana song! I had been craving banana bread for so long and finally made it three weekends ago. Yes, and I am just posting this now. Shame on me… Brown butter is really good stuff! Bourbon is great! Mix in some mashed…

Stir-Fried Eggplant, Peppers and Tofu

I love brunch and being lazy on a Sunday. I always eat a lot of great food and desserts when I go out to brunch (thankfully, I don’t have brunch every week). I’m not exaggerating when I say a lot! I don’t regret it though. At this moment, my lazy ass is sitting here in…

Lemony Loaf Cake with Blueberries

Oh my, I haven’t posted anything since August 13!? Now, how did that happen? What is wrong with me and why am I so lazy? Well, how much time do you have? hehehe. I’m not that bad. I am good about getting a lot of stuff done, like, say, go to brunch, bake scones, lay…

Beautiful Buns!

Well, they are beautiful! I baked bread two evenings ago using my Mama’s pizza dough recipe. I try not to bake bread too often..I mean, I can easily eat a couple of these with some cheese and butter and honey. It’s so hard to resist bread when it’s hot out of the oven and the…

Pizza with Mushrooms, Brie & Onions

Before I tell you about this awesome pizza, let me say how happy I am that we were able to finally purchase new bowls to replace those damn Christmasy ones. You may not give a hoot and you probably don’t and that’s fine but I am relieved that I will no longer have any pictures…

Blueberry Lemon Dutch Baby

Say, what’s better than a stack of pancakes? Why, a huge fluffy pancake, that’s what! I love pancakes and waffles for brunch and I rarely make them but this weekend I wanted to make a Dutch baby–haha–sounds funny🙂 I had made one of these a year ago so I thought it was time for another,…

Chocolate Hazelnut Crème fraîche Cake

A little more than a week ago, we celebrated my parents 49th Anniversary. Forty-nine years together!🙂 Wow! Both my parents have a sweet tooth (which is where I get mine) although my dad’s sugar intake needs to be monitored so he couldn’t have as much as he wanted. I baked this cake a month ago…

Easy Peasy Bean Salad

You know what’s sad? The fact that I have not made this salad in years! It is one of my husband’s favorite salads and I used to make it so darn much. Don’t know what happened but I brought it back into my life because it is perfect for those summer days when you don’t…

Peach and Basil Summer Salad :)

When Online Guy was away and I wasn’t cooking, I made this awesome salad🙂 The weather is hot, hot, hot and sometimes when you just don’t want to eat a meal, let alone a warm one, this salad is perfect! I had beautiful peaches and nectarines and some basil and a few days ago had…