Cobb Salad

My son came home from the end of the summer asking me to make a Cobb salad.  I felt like I needed to be revived with smelling salts after hearing this. My once lettuce adverse veggie eater is now asking for a salad for dinner. I think it was because bacon was involved. To be…

Chocolate Beet Cake

  Chocolate beet cake. That’s right. Beets. Before you say “ewww beets” like I did, take another look at the pic. I made this cake once before, years ago, as lark because I’m skeptical of anything other than fat, flour, and sugar in desserts, for fear of them being “healthy” 😊 I was also curious to know…

Friday Things

Today’s pic was taken at the Hive exhibit at the National Building Museum.  Every year they do something spectacular and this one was a lot of fun.  And it’s like candy for my camera! I took so many pictures. Finally settling in to my son’s sophomore year of high school. I just went to “back…

Lunch at Tupelo Honey

My folks came to town for a visit a little while back for school shopping, and to wish my son bon voyage as he started his sophomore year of high school. We popped into Tupelo Honey for lunch and a little break after hitting the mall. We basically had the entire place to ourselves. It’s…

Bacon Blue Cheese and Scallion Scones

One of my closest friends, and fellow culinary classmate, sent me a recipe from King Arthur Flour for bacon, cheddar, and chive scones. We like to send each other recipes, test them out, and compare notes. This recipe was highly rated, and we were both excited about trying it. I, however, didn’t have any cheddar…

Chicken Tacos with Broccolini Slaw

It’s that time of the week again.  That one special day that’s reserved for tacos.  But what kind of tacos?  Chicken tacos with broccolini slaw.  This recipe is really a hodge-podge of two previous taco recipes; chicken tacos and salmon tacos with avocado crema.  I really liked the chicken taco recipe, and wanted to try…

Prosciutto Mozzarella and Fig Panini

Not sure if I mentioned this in the past, but I use getpocket.com often. Meaning, I have over 1000 links saved in my account. My goal is to try to go through and trash the links I no longer need, or no longer exist. I came across this prosciutto mozzarella and fig panini recipe from tasting table…

Broiled Salmon with Scallions and Sesame

Woo!  Are you ready for my next installment of, “My Week with Salmon”? I never thought I would spend a week eating salmon, but here I am.  I still have quite a few recipes to get through in epicurious, so let’s get cookin’ with broiled salmon with scallions and sesame! Ok, I should make a…

Pizza at Faccia Luna

The bf and I stumbled onto Faccia Luna while looking for baking supplies next door at Williams Sonoma. I had just received a gift card, and was anxious to use it.  When my bf saw Faccia Luna, his face lit up, and mentioned that he was feeling a bit peckish, even though had we snacked…

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Occasionally, I like to go back to some of my earlier posts to see if I can improve upon them, or learn something new. It just happens that I was craving chocolate whoopie pies, something I haven’t had, since the last time I made them, which was a few years ago.  I think it’s because…

Sauteed Salmon with Orzo Feta and Red Wine Viniagrette

This sautéed salmon with orzo, feta, and red wine vinaigrette originally called for the recipe to be grilled. I haven’t set up my grill, and I don’t have a grill pan, so I sautéed it. While it was the second sautéed dish in a row, it was also another quick and easy dish to prepare,…

Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter

I have to admit that I’m not very loyal when it comes to biscuit recipes. While I do have a personal preference for buttermilk biscuit recipes, or any recipe that calls for buttermilk, I still lack that “go-to” recipe. This recipe for buttermilk biscuits with honey butter from my epicurious recipe box may change my…