Celery Root and Apple Soup

I have no Thanksgiving dishes to post as I will not be cooking this coming holiday. In fact, I don’t believe I have ever cooked a Thanksgiving meal, let alone dealt with a turkey. It just never happened. I don’t know what I’ll be eating on Thursday but I’m pretty sure it will all be…

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Can we take one holiday at a time, please? It seems like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all rolled into one great big ball of witches, turkey, and trees. Christmas trees have been spotted in department stores as early as September! I was at my neighborhood grocery store a week ago and saw some fake…

Leek and Potato Soup

Guess what I did today! Can you guess? can you? huh? I cooked🙂 And no, I didn’t make anything Halloween-y, not into that. In my inbox I keep getting recipes for spooky cake or cupcakes and blood and punch. It is starting to get highly annoying. I don’t throw Halloween parties or have time for…

Charming and Delicious Charleston!

Charleston, South Carolina. My oh my. Now that was 4 days of exploration and fantastic food I won’t forget! The history, the food, the charm, the food, the waterfront, the food. We stayed downtown and had ourselves a ball. There are so many great restaurants that one would need at least 2 to 3 weeks….

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Beef Chili

When I wrote my first post in April 2015, I was pretty thrilled to be starting something new and seeing where it would go. Maybe meeting other bloggers on the way and getting to know a little bit about them and forming online blogships🙂 Getting out of my zone and throwing some creativity into my…

Stuffed and Pan-Fried Zucchini Flowers

For years at the Farmers market I would see these zucchini blossoms/flowers and wonder what the heck you do with them. Sure they look pretty but can you cook with them and eat them. A co-worker told me you can stuff them but I didn’t think they had the capacity to be thoroughly stuffed. You…

Poached Halibut with Potatoes and Green Beans

Don’t be upset that Summer has left us! Fall is here! Hot toddy! Apples sweating it out in a pie! Crunchy leaves and trees proudly showing beautiful shades of yellows, oranges, purples, browns, reds and more! Fall cocktails..*hiccup*. Baking, lots of glorious baking, and the delicious aroma of cinnamon! Squash turning into soup and getting…

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…