Superfood Casserole

Superfood casserole might seem like an oxymoron to you. When you think of casseroles, you probably don’t think of superfoods, and vice versa. Well, let me just tell you how this recipe came about and then maybe it’ll make more sense. As you may know, we have a one-year old son, Wes (14 months, to be exact). He […]

Superfood Casserole

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

  Eggplant Parmesan, and eggplant in general, is one of those things that I didn’t really like until I was an adult…like almost 30.  But in my defense, I never really tried it until then, so I didn’t know if I liked it or not.  It just so happens that eggplant is in season right […]

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Clean, Green, and Herbacious

During the summer time, I grow a small herb garden that usually includes a combination of the following: parsley, cilantro, chives, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, and basil.  As my basil starts to really grow and go crazy, I think, “What am I going to do with all of this basil?” And then I remember – […]

Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

I was watching Iron Chef America the other day and the secret ingredient was mozzarella.  One of the chefs stuffed some meatballs with mozzarella, and my wheels started turning as my mouth started watering.  They used a mix of ground meats for their meatballs (veal, pork, beef), but I wanted to make it a bit […]

Freak out for Frico!

Ah, that’s a cheeky little blog name, now isn’t it?  I amuse myself sometimes. What is frico?  If you don’t know, I’m very sorry.  Because it is something everyone should know about.  Frico is what results when you bake parmesan cheese (real parmesan cheese, not the powder stuff) into insanely good crisps.  You know when […]

Garlic Cheddar Smashed Potatoes

Garlic.  Cheddar.  Smashed Potatoes.  Everything about that sounds delicious, right?  I know, I love garlic and cheddar cheese too!  Smashed potatoes are a really easy side dish that I’ve made over and over again, and honestly, I probably haven’t made them the same way twice.  I threw together these easy redskin smashed potatoes with garlic […]

Crispy Baked Kale Chips

You know how sometimes you buy an ingredient for a recipe but then only end up using half of it and then the other half just sits around or goes bad?  I’ve found that kale can be one of those things.  Wastefulness is one of my pet peeves, whether it’s water, energy, food, whatever.  Remember […]