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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 […]

Jest Jammin’ (Strawberry Lime Jam)

Jest Jammin’ (Strawberry Lime Jam)

From my weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market I once again came home with way too many strawberries…I should have bought one basket but noooo..I went bonkers and bought a HALF FLAT of strawberries.  That’s 6 baskets of strawberries between the two of us. Which […]

Samurai Gourmet & You Say Catsup, I Say Ketchup (Ketchup Noodles)

Samurai Gourmet & You Say Catsup, I Say Ketchup (Ketchup Noodles)

One of my favorite shows on Netflix is the Japanese production Samurai Gourmet. I LOVE this show. I’m crossing my fingers that they produce more episodes.  It follows newly retired exec Kasumi as he rediscovers the simple pleasures of life (most of which involve food […]

Jamie’s Home, Doing the Mango Tango

Jamie’s Home, Doing the Mango Tango

Hello friends!! Jamie here from the good ‘ol peach state. Yup, I have now moved even farther away and further south (metaphorically) from The Bay.  The deep south is definitely different than Texas.  I mean, Texas isn’t part of the south. Texas is Texas. Home […]

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 […]

Strawberry Fields Forever-Strawberry Pie Now

Strawberry Fields Forever-Strawberry Pie Now

I was tasked with dessert for Easter dinner at my brother’s this year.  Hmmm, what to bring?  Inspiration hit as soon as I walked into my neighborhood market and spied the baskets of red strawberries.  It’s PIE TIME.  I conjured up an image in my head, […]

Spicy Pulled Pork  InstantPot, InstantGratification

Spicy Pulled Pork InstantPot, InstantGratification

I just received an InstantPot pressure cooker for my birthday!  I have previously professed that I am a KITCHEN GADGET FREAK.  I am not exaggerating, I love kitchen appliances.  I am the “what was I thinking, forehead slap” owner of donut hole pans, a strawberry corer, […]

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 […]

Epic Fail:  12 Days of Cookies: Day 4

Epic Fail: 12 Days of Cookies: Day 4

I have been in a funk this holiday season.  Every time I go to bake cookies I get de-railed.  I thought I would make a final push and get a few more done, but struck by the flu bug put the big kabash on my […]