Let’s get something straight, I am NOT a morning person. I don’t even fully open my eyes until I’m on my second cup of coffee and I’m not approachable until my third. Of course, if I know I have something good to eat coming my way it helps speed up the process of turning me human again, and a good breakfast is just one of a million reasons why I love the weekends. This sandwich is pretty quick and easy. The onions take a bit of time to caramelize but thats okay because it leaves time for….yes, you guessed it – another cup of coffee! And slicing onions when your eyes are still half closed helps keep the tears at bay. Oh and best of all, I found this recipe in Cooking Light magazine which means it’s healthy even though it has bacon in it!
These are the kinds of cookies that can turn even the worst day around. Doesn’t matter if you just got dumped, got yelled at by your boss, failed a test, lost a favorite earring – these cookies are a cure-all. But please, don’t wait until you have a bad day to make them – make them now! You won’t be sorry.
I found this recipe on Smittenkitchen.com one of my favorite food blogs but Smitten Kitchen adapted it from the Magnolia Bakery in New York City – home of the famous cupcakes from Sex and the City. And since I love to travel almost as much as I love to eat, of course I’ve been to the Magnolia Bakery. After you drop everything you’re doing to make these cookies, I suggest you plan a trip there.
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This dish is an adventure for your taste buds, it’s the perfect combination of spicy and sweet, and the contrast of the Cajun rub on the fish and spice of the dirty rice with the sweetness of the praline sauce is divine. And of course, since we’re talking about Halibut, I have to tell you all about the best Halibut I have ever had. It was in my second favorite city (next to San Diego of course), Seattle. Seattle is a foodie heaven, and this particular halibut that I still dream about came from, of course, the foodie Mecca……
One of my very best friends Kerry was living in Seattle and I went to visit her right at the peak of Halibut season. We picked up a couple filets at Pike’s Place Market, sprinkled a little salt and pepper on them, and baked them in the oven to perfection. That was it! No fancy sauce or complicated cooking method, just fresh as can be fish.
You’ll also find these beauties at the Market:
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These are a few of my favorite things: Ravioli, Butter and Giada De Laurentiis. So naturally I knew I would love the recipe, and it is so so easy – perfect for a quick but delicious weeknight meal. Oh and Pecorino Romano cheese! If you haven’t discovered pecorino yet you are in for a treat. I am seriously considering buying a sheep to keep in my yard just so I can have amazing sheep’s milk cheeses like Pecorino and Manchego whenever I like – and of course a plethora of adorable wool sweaters. Anyway, back to the recipe – don’t worry if you have sensitive taste buds like me, you can add more or less spice or keep the spice out completely – I’m sure it will still be very good. Enjoy!
I know what you’re thinking, lemon and swiss chard in lasagna??? I thought the same thing but this recipe is surprisingly delicious. And just because it’s one of Martha Stewart’s recipes, don’t be intimidated. It’s actually quite easy to make and is man approved! After my boyfriend ate his piece he went back for seconds and came back with half the pan on his plate!
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I love to cook and I love to eat. After spending years being inspired by delicious recipes on other food blogs, I decided it was time to start my own. For the most part, I try to cook healthy recipes but every once in a while I like to indulge – its good for the soul.