I’m starting a health cleanse tomorrow so tonight was my last supper and it consisted of leftover mac & cheese and halloween candy – perfection! My friend Kami created this recipe and I must say her new Husband Dan is a lucky man! This is such a perfect combination of all the great flavors of fall. And, as far as mac and cheeses go, this one really isn’t that bad for you. Its stocked with fruit and veggies and the whole wheat penne makes it healthy as well. Guess I better go scarf down some more Halloween candy to make my last supper well worth it!
These biscuits are quite possibly the best thing I have ever made. I had to stop after each bite to say “Oh My God!” – that is how good they are. A few bites worked better than Advil Cold & Sinus to help me forget about the phlegm in my throat and pounding sinus headache. These biscuits are miracle workers. A Cozy Kitchen has become one of my favorite food blogs recently, and after discovering this recipe, I think it has moved to my #1 spot. Here is the blog if you want to check it out A Cozy Kitchen. And after you’re done doing that, go make these biscuits! Its like a delicious pancake with syrup and bacon all rolled up into a perfect little package. My puppies were very jealous watching me eat. Oh and make sure you use good quality maple syrup, if the bottle is shaped like a woman, it’s most likely not good quality – spend a few extra bucks for the good stuff. Continue reading
I’m eating one of these as I type, and drinking tea to try and keep my hacking at bay as I have come down with a cold. Actually I’ve been fighting a cold for a while and I just gave it to my boyfriend, probably from coughing into something I cooked for him. He called me Typhoid Mary earlier and I just read about Typhoid Mary on Wikipedia, very interesting. An irresponsible cook constantly hiding from the law – perhaps I was her in a past life. Just kidding. Anyway, I think I succeeded at my goal to make something with pumpkin in it each week in October! These muffins are super easy and simple yet scrumpcious. Go make some now, but be sure to wash your hands and cover your mouth – don’t be like Typhoid Mary. Continue reading
Rumor has it that when I was a baby I ate so much squash that my skin turned orange. Not much has changed in 28 years. I would totally be willing to look like an oompa loompa in exchange for daily doses of butternut squash, I absolutely love it! I know I said I wasn’t cooking anything healthy until November 1st but I figured I better remind my brain and taste buds how to make and eat healthy food so I don’t go into shock next week. Enjoy this delicious tribute to fall’s finest fruit. (Yes, squash is a fruit – google it) Continue reading
I’m back from my whirlwind weekend in Cabo San Lucas. We stayed at an all inclusive resort which means there is a strong likelihood I am still drunk right now from the unlimited supply of alcoholic beverages but hopefully I can manage to get this recipe out correctly. While we were in Cabo, I had chilaquiles for breakfast both mornings. I love chilaquiles! Migas are technically Spanish, not Mexican but they’re a bit like chilaquiles. I think Migas are popular in Texas but I don’t know, I’ve never been to Texas, all I know is they make for a very satisfying breakfast. The recipe serves 2-3 people but if you want to serve more just double it.
I’m leaving on a jet plane for Cabo San Lucas tomorrow and am planning on doing nothing but eating Mexican food smothered in cheese and drinking margaritas. Since you can’t come with me here’s a recipe to help you get your Fiesta on from your own kitchen. By the way, I wasn’t kidding about that whole not eating healthy until November 1st thing. There is nothing healthy about this dish, and that’s what makes it so darn delicious.
I haven’t exactly been on a health kick lately. When there’s no immediate need to be in a bathing suit its quite easy to stuff your face with cookies and cheesy, buttery goodness all day long. But I just decided I’m starting a health cleanse on November 1st which means I have to get in as much fattening and delicious food as I can until then. It doesn’t get much fattier and deliciouser (I know it’s not a word) than mac and cheese! Generally I don’t need much more in my mac and cheese than, well, mac and cheese. This recipe has tons of other stuff in it but its still very, very good – especially the bacon on top!
So far I’m making good on my promise to cook something with pumpkin in it every week in October. These cookies made me many people’s best friend this week. They are sweet and cake-like with the perfect touch of fall spice, yet super easy to make. I am officially a member of the snickerdoodle fan club now. On a side not, I am watching Poltergeist II while I post this to get me in the Halloween spirit, and it’s really starting to creep me out. I think I need a cookie now… Continue reading
Last Thanksgiving my office was doing a canned food drive and when I went home to gather up the cans in my pantry, I found only two. This made me feel proud, not because I don’t like donating to the needy, but because it meant I often cook with fresh ingredients and don’t stock up on the canned stuff. I guess you could say I discriminate against cans. But, I’m starting to work on getting over that. I realize lots of amazing things come in cans, and this recipe is living proof. Plus, what would happen if a sudden freak snowstorm came to San Diego and I couldn’t leave the house for a week? Canned food would come in handy in a situation like that. So here is my ode to cans recipe post – hope you enjoy it!
I usually get so excited for everything pumpkin flavored in the Fall that I forget all about Fall’s other great fruit – apples! Thanks to Rachel Ray, I found this amazing recipe and I will never ever ever forget about apple season again. Northeast of San Diego is the most adorable town of Julian which is known for its apples (and wine tasting, but I manage to find wine tasting in just about any town I visit). We took a trip there this weekend and picked our own apples from an organic orchard. The apples are about 1/2 the size of the ones you find in the grocery store but very juicy and sweet – perfect for this recipe! Here’s a few pictures from Julian to inspire you to plan a trip there, or at least to remember that little “Apple a Day” saying.