If you don’t mind, I’m gonna keep things short and sweet today. I mean, I’m finally back on my feet after not really being able to walk all day yesterday, but I’m still in a fair amount of pain, and I find it hard to be sitting in this chair while I write. I constantly have to change positions, […]
Potluck Dinner Parties; yay or nay? Some people simply adore them, get crazy excited and start thinking of what dish they will contribute the very second you open your mouth to extend the invite. Others absolutely despise them: inviting them to such an event will leave them wondering what in the world they did to you for you to […]
Do you miss pasta or think there’s no way that you could ever live without it? Well I’ve got just the thing for you… Now that we’ve made a huge batch of Italian Sausage and Olive Spaghetti Sauce, we’re gonna put it to good use. VERY good use. Today we’re making Cauliflower Au Gratin Italian Style. […]
I can’t believe that I had not yet shared a recipe for Oven Roasted Cauliflower. I was absolutely, positively convinced that I had. But then the other day, I felt like whipping up a batch, so I decided to search for the recipe on my site (yeah, I do that sometimes) and was all mystified when I couldn’t find […]
I got the inspiration for this Italian Style Shepherd’s Pie out of the same magazine that inspired this Rustic Coconut Rutabaga Mash. Again, it was a strange flavor combination that totally piqued my curiosity. This time, the bizarre union brought forth was that of orange, tomato and star anise. Such an unheard of combination for this foodie; I just HAD to […]
So I was in the mood for something I hadn’t had in a loooong time: Smoked Bacon Röstis! Perhaps the Internet was to blame, I don’t know… I think I may have seen a picture somewhere or something. Oh, yes, right! I remember now! One of my favorite fellow bloggers, Mellissa of I Breathe I’m Hungry, recently posted […]
Find out why this is the The Best Cauliflower Mash Ever. A very simple step makes all the difference in the world!
For our Christmas family reunion this year, I was asked to contribute a… salad. Yep, you read that one right: a salad! At first, I was like “WHAT?” who in the world eats salad on Christmas day? It sure was never a part of *my* traditional Holiday Menu. But then I started thinking. My mind […]
Mongolian Beef over Cauliflower Rice – So Quick, So Easy, So DELICIOUS!
So my daughter calls me up the other day and goes “Mom, would you happen to have a recipe for a Classic Meatloaf? You know, just a good ole’ meatloaf; no tricks, no gimmicks or special tweaks, no hidden treasures, no sneaky organ meat.. Just plain ole meatloaf made with nothing but your standard ground beef.” I searched my […]
I’m not typically a fan of meatballs… you probably know this by now. But these Polpette alla Fiorentina (which is basically a fancy way of saying meatballs with spinach) are different. These are the real deal, man. They’re like DUDE FOOD material. They’re big, they’re bold, they’re beefy and they certainly pack a serious punch. In fact, these […]
I am now entering week 8 of my keto experiment, and unfortunately, I still can’t say that it’s working all that good for me. For the first time in my life, I am seriously considering giving up on a challenge that I’d set for myself. Initially, I thought I would give this keto thing at least […]
This Olive and Rosemary Focaccia, or Faux’caccia as I like to call it, ranks pretty high on my list of “bestest” culinary successes. Quite frankly, when I took it out of the oven, I was genuinely impressed with the way it turned out. It looked so beautiful and perfectly golden, and fluffy and crispy… and the smell that was emanating from […]
WOOHOO! I’m finally back at the box, you guys! Man does it feel good! After I’d been on break for 5 weeks, my knee wasn’t really showing signs of improvement, so I took it upon me to see a sports physiotherapist in order to get a specialist’s opinion and prognosis. Turns out I not only have a torn Meniscus but I also […]