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Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers

Anyone who follows me on Instagram or Facebook has seen a major shift in the types of recipes I’ve been trying.  I’m an avid carnivore, but lately I’ve been dabbling in the realm of, what I’ve been calling, the “Pesca-Veggie-Vegan”.  Have no fear, I won’t likely be giving up meat anytime soon, however, I have … Continue reading

Stuffed Shrimp Toast

Happy New Year everyone!!!  2014 was nothing short of fantastic…so much so, that I didn’t have many free moments to update the blog.  You’ll be happy to know that I’ve committed to doing so on a much more regular basis in 2015.  I hope everyone is recovering nicely from their New Year’s Eve festivities, and … Continue reading

BBQ Chicken Benedict

I don’t know about you, but I love Mr. Benedict.  Not for who he is, but for the magnificent brunch related treats that he inspires.  Traditional Eggs Benedict, as we know, is an English Muffin, topped with Canadian Bacon, topped with a perfectly poached egg and slathered in Hollandaise Sauce.  Anyone who has attended culinary … Continue reading

Caramelized Fennel & Bacon Pizza

I had the weirdest dream last night. (Wait; don’t run away! You’ll notice I did not start out with “Dear Penthouse Forum, I never thought this would happen to me…”). After a snowy afternoon of baking beet brownies and watching Kitchen Nightmares, I went to bed and had a dream about Gordon Ramsay. (Did I not…

Rattlesnake Pasta

Let me start here…there’s no rattlesnakes in this dish.  I really don’t know why it’s called rattlesnake pasta, but that’s the universal name for it.  Usually it’s just chicken, but I like to go overboard in all things, so I do chicken, sausage, and shrimp.  This isn’t a recipe that I created myself, although I’ve … Continue reading

Stuffed Shrimp

Ummmm…Who wouldn’t want a plate of stuffed shirimp?  I mean, I can think of a few people, but there’s no need to call people names.  This recipe is so ridiculously simple and absolutely delicious, it’ll be difficult not to make everyday.  The first thing you want to do is buy a French baguette from the … Continue reading

Smokey Sweet Bacon Wings

For some reason, I’ve been spending a lot more time on Facebook.  I think, more than anything, I was craving a little more social media substance than I could get from 140 characters on Twitter and the all too similar selfies on Instagram.  At any rate, there’s just something refreshing about reading an article and … Continue reading

Granny’s Fried Chicken…Kinda…

My great grandmother gave me her recipe for fried chicken close to twenty years ago.  At the time, I didn’t realize that I was the only person in the family with which she shared this recipe.  Let me start by saying I’m not going to give you her exact recipe, but it’ll be good enough … Continue reading

Stuffed Strawberries…You’re Welcome…

Are you guys addicted to Pinterest? What am I saying? OF COURSE YOU ARE! One of the things that I’ve discovered about Pinterest is that, when looking for new recipes to try, it doesn’t get any better. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I frequently head to the grocery store with no menu in mind, … Continue reading

The Almighty Chicken Chili

It’s getting colder outside, so this is really the season of the one pot meal.  I’m talkin’ soup, goulash, stew, spaghetti, and of course…CHILI!!  I freaking LOVE chili.  For years, I’ve been experimenting with different recipes, but my all time favorite is my chicken chili recipe.  I came up with this one because I believe … Continue reading

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Every year, Z becomes extra introspective around his birthday.  He sort of goes on a spiritual fast and becomes very quiet and what I used to think was, withdrawn.  As we have continued to grow, I’ve watched in awe as he takes stock of the previous year and makes plans for the year ahead, and always highlights that for which he is most grateful.  Keeping with the theme of the past week, I’m highlighting my greatest blessings, and he’s at the top of the list.  I’m grateful for your life @thebeardedmensch.  I’m grateful for our life together, and I’m grateful for everything we’re blessed to share.  I love you more than bacon. ‘nuff said.  Happy Birthday Baby 😘 Quasi-vacay mode for the Mr.’s birthday.  I’d far prefer working from the beach than the subzero temps in DC right now.  Not to mention my favorite pastime...canoodling with my boo... #wellbeback #zday2018 #thismightbetheonlypic We’re a week away from the actual day, but we always celebrate early with friends and family before we skip town for our annual tradition.  Can you believe this is the fourth birthday party I’ve thrown for you @thebeardedmensch? “Small, intimate, #pizza, #tacos, #beer.” Your wish is my command 😘 when I asked what kind of birthday cake he wanted, he said he wanted an ice cream cake...#rockyroad to be specific.  Nobody sells that.  So, I hit up Pinterest for inspiration on construction and set out to make #cashewmilk #rockyroadicecream because #nondairy is a must 💨💨💨 I made the #carvel crunchies out of Oreos and #magicshell ice cream topping and decided on #pralinesandcream for the top layer.  I might do a video with all of the steps, but long story short, I “iced it” with cool whip and piled the top high with all of the ingredients.  It was bomb.  We had a blast. I like to take an inside/out approach to warmth.  Roasted curried vegetable soup for #lunch. Pulled this together in between calls and gusts of wind howling by the windows.  #mymycooks #roastedcurry #vegetablesoup #curriedvegetables #mymycooks