Caprese Salad Grilled Cheese

I have this bad habit of adding too much garlic to the pesto.  It ends up being this process that much resembles when one (me) cuts her own bangs.  Too much trimmed from the left side (too much garlic) causes a bit more to be taken (more basil, walnuts, cheese, and olive oil added) offContinue reading “Caprese Salad Grilled Cheese”

Lemon Parmesan Risotto with Grilled Pesto Shrimp and a GIVEAWAY!!

Could you host a dinner party at a moments notice?  Summer tends to be a time of year where dinners are thrown together and off the cuff and full of friends and good conversation and flights of crisp cool wine and refreshing cocktails. The trick to feeding a whole host of people on a whim isContinue reading “Lemon Parmesan Risotto with Grilled Pesto Shrimp and a GIVEAWAY!!”

Fall Food Round Up

So, before I go plastering the pages of this blog with apples and cinnamon… smearing pumpkin from one end to the next.  Would anyone be opposed to some mac and cheese?  Ya know…Pretty much have you thanking the heavens for sweatshirts and bulky sweaters…I figured I should do a bit of a recap of theContinue reading “Fall Food Round Up”

Creamy Tomato Soup w/ Blue Cheese

Here we go again.  Or I.  But I like to think we are in this together.  Since we are.  So, it is a total we situation. Back to my normal…which, minus all the laundry and dishes and bill paying…kinda sorta rocks.  Buuuuttt, no matter what you are returning to, coming back from vacation can beContinue reading “Creamy Tomato Soup w/ Blue Cheese”

Cassoulet…oh la la

At the beginning of a week, I enjoy making a large one (or sometimes two) pot meal that will take me through the entire week.  Nothing overly fancy or complicated, just wholesome, healthy, and filling.  Flavors that get richer and more intense as the week goes by, leaving me just as content on Thursday or FridayContinue reading “Cassoulet…oh la la”

Buttermilk Biscuits

There is a big part of me (about 78.4%) that wants to live on a farm, surrounded by rolling hills…. Picture it.  A simple farm house with a welcoming wrap around porch.  A porch, where you would find a lazy bloodhound (Sam) sleeping and maybe a corgi (Howard).  They would be stretched out next to weathered rockingContinue reading “Buttermilk Biscuits”