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…

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…

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…