Posted in January 2013

Biscuits & Gravy, Baby

Biscuits & Gravy, Baby

My dad raised me on a little thing called “breakfast for dinner.” It works a little something like this: You eat breakfast food — for dinner. Genius, isn’t it? Growing up, my dad’s specialty was shrimp and grits — or anything with grits, really. And believe it or not, we LOVED spam…don’t judge. My grandparent’s … Continue reading

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Although I love to eat them, I have never attempted to make my own Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Maybe it’s because I’ve never been to Philly, or maybe it’s because there are some foods that you just can’t replicate, no matter how hard you try. Take Pad Thai for example: It’s one of my absolute favorite … Continue reading

Super-Simple Chicken Cordon Bleu

Super-Simple Chicken Cordon Bleu

Any French recipe automatically sounds 10x harder to make than it actually is. Macarons, Crème Brûlée, Croque Monsieur to name a few. Chicken Cordon Bleu is one such recipe that falls in this category. And while the traditional recipe can be a bit time-consuming—having to pound the chicken and stuff it with cheese and ham—this … Continue reading

Spinach, Green Onion & Smoked Gouda Quiche

Spinach, Green Onion & Smoked Gouda Quiche

I love quiche, plain and simple. All flavors, all variations. Although I’m picky when it comes to my eggs — love hard-boiled, hate scrambled — quiche passes my egg test with flying colors, every time. I was searching for a good (and healthy) quiche recipe this weekend, and I stumbled across this one. Now, I … Continue reading

Mexican Night: Fish Tacos

Mexican Night: Fish Tacos

Sometimes, you just need a Mexican fiesta. You never know when this urge might strike, but when it does, Mexican food is just something you have to have (anyone else get this feeling?). Nevermind that it was 20 degrees F this weekend, Max and I wanted us some fish tacos something fierce. And with fish … Continue reading

Breakfast Muffin Cups

Breakfast Muffin Cups

Anything in miniature size is automatically better than the full-size version. Teacup pigs, pigmy hippos, cake pops, and these muffin cups — animals and food examples. My two favorite things, and by far the best categories for miniature things. Around Christmas, I needed a recipe for a quick and tasty breakfast. I’ve had this recipe … Continue reading

The Ultimate Chocolate Pie

I’ve grown up on pie. Ever since I can remember, I’ve requested pie for all birthday and holiday get-togethers. Maybe it’s because my mom and grandma’s pie recipes are truly the best … or because they forced me to eat it so much as a baby that I grew to love it (although highly doubtful). … Continue reading

Cranberry-Brie Rollups

Cranberry-Brie Rollups

Happy New Year!! Wow, what a year 2012 has been. It’s had its ups and downs, but for the most part, I’d say it was a pretty phenomenal year. And bonus: The world didn’t end! I can’t wait for all that 2013 will bring, and for the first post of 2013, I bring you a … Continue reading