Crumby Weeknight Pasta

Yep. I just called my recipe “crumby”, but only because of the bread crumbs! Duh! This pasta was delicious AF and will be a returning item to the menu. The bread crumbs were a nice addition too, they added an interesting crisp to what is usually and soft and chewy pasta dish. It will also…

Blackberry Honey Gin Crush

I know I post a lot of drinks with Bourbon… I really freaking like Bourbon. I’m also not some trick pony! I was Looking for something different last weekend and I turned to gin. St. George’s Gin to be exact! Feel free to use whatever Gin is your “go to” for this drink but the…

Honey Ketchup Glazed Chicken

Chicken legs and thighs are a winner in my house. This is a good thing because they are also cheap! But coming up with new ways to gussy them up can be problematic. I mean seriously, this morning, before 8am, I had already refused to count the cereal in my son’s bowl, admonished the other…

Pumpkin Sage Baked Ziti

‘Tis the season for pumpkin. Seems like that shit is in everything! It may be overly ¬†and inappropriately used these days but let’s not let the scourge known only as “pumpkin spice” cast a shadow over the extremely versatile and completely delicious ingredient. We can rise above the latte, the detergent, the… Pringle? Seriously? What…

Pumpkin Spice Cobbler

This might be the only time you see the words “pumpkin spice” on my blog. I legit have issues with that craze and think people need to chill on that! Your latte and your candle is one thing, your laundry detergent and body spray is another! GTFOH with that already! Dessert is a whole other…

Cheese & Spinach Pasta Bake

I wanted something that would taste like comfort food but also something different. I decided to try a spin off of my Mac n Cheese. As with all experimental cooking, it could have gone either way. I’m happy to report that this was a keeper. The Rockstar loved it as did frick and frack, ahem,…

Brown Sugar Pie

Yeah… Brown. Sugar. Pie. I LOVE brown sugar. If there’s a way to use it instead of other sweeteners, chances are, I’m doing that. I use it in my coffee and in my cocktails, I prefer it to other options for uses such as sweetening the tomatoes for My Bruschetta as well.  And then there’s butter… you…

Hot Sauce: A journey into fermentation

I absolutely LOVED the Michael Polan series, Cooked. I mean, this dude GETS it. He’s got an amazingly pragmatic outlook on food, he’s terribly smart and not hard to look at either! (Yes, I have a thing for intellectual nerd types). If you haven’t watched it yet, do yourself a favor and get on it….

Bruschetta¬†(Bru’sketta)

I love bruschetta. Sometimes I make a big batch and eat it for dinner multiple nights in a row. This, obviously, is a product of having a husband who tours a lot… And frozen pizza for the kids is easy AF (I’ll be over here accepting my “Mother of the Year award shortly). Traditionally, bruschetta…

The St. Herbivore Cocktail

This might be the most complex and sophisticated cocktail that I have made to date. I read an article about herbaceous gins and kept thinking about one in particular called St. George. An extremely botanical gin, St. George Botanivore is made with everything but the kitchen sink! I would have an easier time listing what’s…

Plum-side down cake

If you follow me, you may have noticed that I really enjoy an upside down cake… I’ve done fig, apricot, kumquat and now plum! There is something so amazing about that brown sugar and butter melding with the fruit and seeping up into that cake! I can’t even deal with this! Plums were a natural…

Honey Bourbon Lemonade

Yeah, you read that right! Honey+Bourbon+Lemon=a southern sunset on a porch swing! Ok, I haven’t actually spent time in The South (unless you count SoCal!) but this is how I would imagine it! I love bourbon, obviously, and I LOVE honey. Especially this spun raw honey that I’ve been getting lately. I could just eat…