Cornmeal Waffle

Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite dinners. Waffles were on the menu, but I didn’t want another buttermilk waffle. Enter the cornmeal waffle. Would it taste like a breakfast corn muffin? Hearty like cornbread you would eat with chili? I was hoping for something in between. I wanted my cornmeal waffle to still…

Friday Things

I can’t believe it’s going to be in the 70s today as we approach the end of February.  I’ve gotten used to the fact that it doesn’t get as cold here for as long as it does in the midwest, but 70?  It feels good, but a little scary at the same time.  I know…

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

I came across this strawberry cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting recipe on the web a few years ago.  I think I was looking up southern recipes.  It seems that this was a “favorite soul food dessert”. Now, I’m no stranger to soul food, but I’ve never seen or heard of strawberry cake in my…

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

A couple of years ago, I made buffalo chicken mac and cheese for a good friend of mine and we almost ate the entire pan in one sitting.  He asked if I would make it again and I agreed, but I wanted to change it a little bit.  Last time I shredded the chicken and…

Canelazo

The weather has been so crazy here. In one week, I went from not wearing a coat, to wearing my heaviest winter coat. I was kinda happy about the colder days because that meant that I could use the fireplace. The bf and I were in the mood for warm cocktails, fire and a movie….

Jambalaya Pasta

When I went to the market last week to buy Italian sausage for my fennel, sausage and asparagus recipe, they were out, so I bought andouille instead.  I ended up going to a different market later in the week, found Italian sausage and put the andouille in the freezer.  My friend (ok, so maybe he’s…

Empanadas

Over the weekend my friend asked me to make empanadas. He told me about the ones his mom used to make and the ones he would by on the street while traveling in South America.  He wasn’t exactly sure about the type of cheese that was used (I guessed), but he did have strong opinions…

Black and White Cookies

I love black and white cookies.  I mean, I really love them.  But I don’t need a fancy one from a bakery.  My favorite are the ones you buy at a bodega.  I’m pretty sure I was addicted to them when I lived in New York.  I’m surprised that I haven’t tried to make them…

Fennel, Sausage and Asparagus Medley

I completely forgot that this fennel, sausage and asparagus medley was one of my favorite recipes.  Back when I lived in Chicago, my neighbor/friend/landlord would make this, and we would all sit together in the back yard and have a “family” dinner.  I fell in love with this recipe and asked her for the recipe. …

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Biscuit

I’m going to file this bacon and cheese stuffed biscuit recipe under quick and easy.  I hit the ground running this weekend, starting laundry before I even made breakfast. I had to run to the market for detergent mid load and tried to think of what I could make quickly for breakfast.  I grabbed a…

Friday Things

I snapped this pic during one of my lunchtime walks.  I love old signs. It’s been a surprisingly busy week!  Lots of activity at work and a few fun new responsibilities! It’s been about three weeks now since I’ve started making and adding savory recipes to the blog.  It’s been a lot of fun and I’m learning…

Toro Toro

Toro Toro has been on my brunch radar for a while, but I haven’t had the chance to try it.  I did, however, have a chance to try their happy hour.  I was very pleasantly surprised. Toro Toro’s happy hour menu was fairly extensive with cocktails running $5 and nibbles from $5 to $12. I…