Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
I really wish I could have invented silly bands or rainbow looms, but alas, I only invent things like Chickpea Salad. And even then, I didn’t really invent it, of course. But today, I had the idea to make a mashed chickpea salad in the exact same style as my favorite chicken salad — with...

Velvety Cauliflower Soup with Turmeric, Sunflower Seeds, and Truffle Oil

Velvety Cauliflower Soup with Turmeric, Sunflower Seeds, and Truffle Oil
This summer was not kind to my waist line. Or to my hip line, ass line, and stomach line, for that matter. Packing and moving meant pizza and beer on many more nights than I’d care to admit. And if unpacking one spice bottle from twenty sheets of packing paper burned a lot of calories, I’d...

Sunny Side Up Egg, Prosciutto, and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Sunny Side Up Egg, Prosciutto, and Caramelized Onion Pizza
I had a little birthday party for my husband a few weeks ago and decided I wanted to make a bunch of pizzas. This is usually a real pain, not because it’s difficult, but because you run out of space for the multiple pans, dough, and ingredients required to do this for a crowd. And I like to have...

Fried Egg, Sriracha, Cream Cheese, and Spinach on Ciabatta

Fried Egg, Sriracha, Cream Cheese, and Spinach on Ciabatta
Two of my Facebook friends (and actual real life friends!) were virtually bantering back and forth about a sandwich a few months ago. I am uncertain if they made it up or got the idea from someone else, but as soon as I saw their pictures I knew I had to try it. (Who says pictures of what you are eating...

Trader Joe’s Inspired Dark Chocolate Bark with Roasted Coconut Chips

Trader Joe’s Inspired Dark Chocolate Bark with Roasted Coconut Chips
The opening of Trader Joe’s in our town has, of course, been somewhat revolutionary. I would count it among few others that have had such grand opening hype (top was Chick-Fil-A which had a camp out before their first day of chicken sales and future political statements). I’m so getting a...

On Fear and Beignets

On Fear and Beignets
The kitchen is the one place where I have no fear. Nothing intimidates me and I am fully confident. When people act like I am doing something crazy, I rarely give myself any credit, because how could you be scared of things like oil or yeast? I reserve my fear for things that can kill me. You don’t...

Garbanzo “Meatballs” with Spaghetti Squash

Garbanzo “Meatballs” with Spaghetti Squash
I take the same route to drop my son off at preschool every morning.  Some days I consider going a different way just to make the synapses in my brain do something different (and no, I have no idea if that is what synapses actually do).  But I usually go the same way, making the same familiar turns,...

Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Seed “No Nuts Nutella”

Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Seed “No Nuts Nutella”
Might I tear you away from Pinterest for a few moments so you can read this post?  I know you are getting ready to french braid your hair (sideways) and need to go to the grocery store to buy ingredients for those bacon and cinnamon roll muffins and are in the middle of building that new wrapping paper...

Christmas Cookies from Cuizoo

Christmas Cookies from Cuizoo
We’ve hit the two week mark until Christmas. And because our house is on the market, the gifts I have purchased are stashed under beds, in the back of the car, and in between moving boxes in the garage.  I attempted to make sugar cut-out cookies the other day and realized my cookie cutters were...

Portuguese Stuffing

Portuguese Stuffing
So, I was getting ready to can tomatoes and make pesto the other day when I realized it’s basically Thanksgiving.  Last I looked up, we were celebrating Labor Day weekend in our hometown (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania) with many of our closest high school friends and their families.   As we gathered...

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