Munchies

Happy New Year!  Bouchon’s Gougeres

Happy New Year! Bouchon’s Gougeres

Happy Gougere! What?!  Too cheesy? I had writer’s block when I sat down to compose this post.  Staring at my screen, fingers poised on the keyboard, sipping a glass of wine and munching on these cheese puffs I just pulled out of the oven, I was […]

What’s for Dessert? Croutons!

What’s for Dessert? Croutons!

Awhile back I reviewed Food52 Mighty Salads. Flipping through the book I found quite a few recipes to try including a tomato pasta salad, a crab and corncake salad and a tomato cucumber salad with lamb kebabs.  At the very end of the book, snuck […]

Sunny with a Plate of Meatballs

Sunny with a Plate of Meatballs

FB started out as a way to connect with my friends, especially with those that don’t live close by but it has morphed into a way to connect with people with shared interests.  Earlier in the year I stumbled across Food52’s  (awesome website, check it […]

That’s a Wrap, Happy Hour Time! (Korean Tacos)

That’s a Wrap, Happy Hour Time! (Korean Tacos)

Jamie is in Atlanta for the summer working but fortunately she will be coming home for a couple of weeks.  I miss my Happy Hour buddy.  We both agree happy hours are the best of all worlds.  It’s much more relaxed than throwing a dinner […]

Variation on a Thumbprint: A Cheesy Favorite

Variation on a Thumbprint: A Cheesy Favorite

I wonder who came up with thumbprint cookies?  Was it intentional or a happy accident?  A baker grabbing a cookie sheet only to find she (he) had inadvertently stuck her thumbs in the cookies and thought, well heck might as well fill it with some jam. […]

It’s A Nutty World (Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts)

It’s A Nutty World (Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts)

My go to munchie nuts have been my cousin Bonnie’s Spicy Pecans.  Sweet and spicy with hints of clove, ginger and cinnamon they are addictive-they are my crack.  During the holidays I make tons of these nuts.  So much so I dreamt about them in […]

Artie Chews, Artie Swallows, Artichokes (Artichoke Parmesan Dip)

Artie Chews, Artie Swallows, Artichokes (Artichoke Parmesan Dip)

  Continuing with our summer fun, happy hour, and stupid easy theme.  This is my GO TO dip.  I usually have all the ingredients at hand, it comes together in minutes and someone will invariably ask me for the recipe. That’s a triple play in my […]

Happy Hour Happy Food

Happy Hour Happy Food

Jamie loves happy hour.  What’s not to like?  An array of low maintenance deliciousness and refreshing drinks like sangria or cocktails.  We like loading up our bread boards with cherries, fresh sweet melon, naan topped with fruit, brie and arugula (yum) and of course a variety of […]

Yep, Found a Good Bagel in the City

Yep, Found a Good Bagel in the City

I was up in San Francisco last week and had a bit of time to explore so I headed to the Mission District.  My first stop was Tartine Bakery.  I order one thing religiously, the lemon cream tart.  It is by far the best lemon tart […]