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…

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…

Hummus with Red Pepper Paste

You know what’s really getting to me? See that bowl of hummus up there? See the Christmas design on that bowl? The holly thingy.. I can’t take it anymore! I love the size and shape of the bowls but I can’t stand the design! If the design was at the bottom of the bowl, the…

Wonderful, Glorious Bread!

Now I remember why I don’t bake bread too often… My husband and I end up eating almost the entire loaf! I have a huge problem with bread–I love it too much and it is bad for my own good. Bad bread, go away! Gooood bread, lovely, warm, inviting, soft, crusty, smells so damn great…

Farmers Market Stuff

Hi there–it’s me. I come to you from my couch and hurting all over from the dreaded workouts… you know how sometimes it hurts so bad you have a hard time sitting on the toilet? Well, yeah… However, I must persevere–*classic dramatic gesture–hand to forehead*–just so I can try a morsel of dessert before I…

Duck Eggs Over Easy on a Lazy Sunday

So… I haven’t blogged in a while due to my lazy ass nature but I’m back and ready to quack your ears off. A month or so ago I tried duck eggs for the first time. I didn’t know exactly what to expect–I mean, I knew it would kinda taste like regular eggs but different…

Fat Witch Bakery’s Caramel Brownies

What do you do when you can’t sleep? Duh! Post about brownies! Most people are up at 6:30, at the gym, having coffee, working. I have been up since 5:30 and I am working..kinda. I am also still not fully awake so excuse any babbling. I need some good french press coffee right now! If…

Toasted Ravioli, Baseball & Barbecue

No, I did not make the toasted ravioli you see in the picture–the chef at Charlie Gitto’s is responsible for that. I’ll come back to the ravioli and other awesome dishes in two shakes of a lamb’s tail..okay, I was lying, maybe 10 shakes. Oh, by the way, I was in St. Louis this past…