spanakopita pie

  What I made:  Spanakopita Pie    Original Recipe or did I make it myself?  Found it on Bon Appetit and followed it to the letter.  Most of the time I enjoy being a recipe tester.  You didn’t want to try to make it yourself?  I made spanakopita quite a bit when my son was little,…

Quick Broccoli Quiche

I had a ton of broccoli left over from a little get together, and wanted to find a quick and easy recipe for it. Quiche! A quick broccoli quiche to be exact. I haven’t had one in a long time, and was in the mood. I found a recipe for a quick quiche on foodnetwork.com…

Twice Cooked French Fries

I can’t take any credit for this twice cooked french fries recipe. I originally read an article on bon appetit and make them to go with bacon cheeseburgers with caramelized onion that I made a while back.  I wanted to post it again because I made them again to go with the Ranch hot dogs…

Elote (Roasted Corn Salad)

With the success of my red cabbage salad with lime cumin vinaigrette, I wanted to try my hand at another salad. Salads in general are a tough sell in my house. With Cinco de Mayo approaching, there are a ton of Mexican recipes out there and this elote (roasted corn salad) recipe from as easy…

Red Cabbage Salad with Lime Cumin Vinaigrette

One thing I love about joining different foodie groups is the exposure you get to a lot of other great food blogs. I stumbled across this red cabbage salad with lime cumin vinaigrette from platings and pairings the other day, and thought it sounded delicious. The original recipe called for Brussels sprouts, which I love,…

Kimchi Potato Hash with Bacon

I feel like I should call this post the Kimchi Diaries, because I’m so in love with the stuff right now. That’s the beauty and the curse of discovering something new. You explore all the possibilities, and hope that you don’t tire of it! So far that hasn’t happened to me because I just discovered kimchi potato…

Tartfilette

Have I ever mentioned my love for bacon and cheese?  It runs very, very deep, so you could imagine how my eyes widened when I saw this recipe for a tartfilette. Bacon, cheese, potatoes and white wine? Sign me up! The French really know how to blend simple ingredients together and make them wonderful.  The…

Brussels Sprouts with Hoisin

This weekend while at brunch with a friend, I had Brussels sprouts with hash browns.  It’s been a while since I’ve had Brussels sprouts and I realized that I missed them, so I decided to make my own for dinner.  I did a quick pan roast and made Brussels sprouts with hoisin.  Hoisin has been…

Hothouse Cucumber Salad with Dill

A few weeks ago, I stopped by Au Bon Pain for a little nosh on my way back to the office.  My eyes were drawn to the “bento” style box of hummus, cucumber,almond/cashew mix, and grapes.  It’s was perfect and surprisingly filling, but a little pricey for a daily habit.  So I decided to make my…

Smokey Three Bean Baked Beans

I’m a firm believer that one should be able to grill year round.  After having my first successful barbeque since renovating my backyard, I’ve really gotten into grilling again.  My son loved the burgers I made so much that he asked me to make them again.  I decided to buy a couple of pounds of…

Lemon, Garlic and Chili Potato Salad + Exciting News!

Happy Memorial Day!!! I’m so excited about sharing this recipe with you because I’m now a recipe tester for The Washington Post!!! I had an opportunity to attend the photo shoot and meet food photographer for The Post Deb Lindsey and chat with Deputy Food Editor Bonnie Benwick. It was heaven. Talking about food and…

Potato Gratin with Raclette

If there’s one thing I love about living in DC, it’s the snow days. I’ve spoken to numerous people and I’ve heard that the city is overly cautious because of the amount of people that commute in and out of the District everyday. I was born and raised in Detroit, and lived in Chicago for…