I don’t really know what to call these things. They’re kinda like mini frittatas, or mini quiches without the crust, or egg muffins, or souffles. Whatever they are, they’re darn right delicious. Giada never disappoints. Did you see the episode when she got to cook for Will & Kate?? How awesome is that! One of my friends thought she was trying to hit on Prince William by “accidentally” leaning over to show him her assets while serving. I don’t know about that, I mean who wouldn’t want to impress the Prince but her husband designs clothes for Anthropologie! I think I would take a free anthropologie wardrobe over royalty. Yes, definitely. I couldn’t handle the paparazzi but I could totally handle endless, adorable clothes. Continue reading
Guess what? I have a garden! A real live garden that actually grows edible things! This is a HUGE accomplishment for me considering I’ve never even been able to keep a house plant alive in the past. I love walking into my yard and picking basil, oregano, chives or tomatoes whenever I need them. I’m ready to move to the country and become a farmer. Totally. I’m shopping online for overalls as I write this. I tell you this garden story not just because I feel like patting myself on the back, but because the dressing in this pasta salad is made from fresh basil and it is delicious. You should make it this weekend while you watch the olympics. You need carbs for all that cardio your brain will be witnessing. Continue reading
I’ve been eating so many beets lately I may turn a deep shade of red soon. Just like Ms. Boregard in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – “Violet you’re turning violet!” Beets also remind me of Doug on Nickelodeon. Remember that cartoon? His favorite band was called “The Beets” and they sang that song Killer Tofu. Truly a man after my own heart, because I too am quite afraid of tofu but love beets. So let’s talk about this salad. It’s got tons of amazing things in it – hazelnuts (or nutella nuts as I like to call them), cheese (the best thing in life), beets (see above), fresh basil (from my garden!), and a delicious, tangy, citrus dressing. There are a lot of steps for a salad and it is a bit time-consuming if you are roasting your own beets, but you can always go down to handy-dandy Trader Joe’s and get the pre-roasted and peeled ones in the refrigerated section. Continue reading
I’ve been gone a long time. Sorry. But I had very important things to do like watch fireworks, take a trip to Washington D.C., eat and drink myself silly, and then go on a week-long vegan, alcohol-free diet to try to repair the damage. But before this silly cleansing diet, I made this delicious, cheesy, fatty, amazing corn dip. It was so good I even ate the leftovers for breakfast – with tortilla chips. If chillaquiles are an acceptable breakfast food, why not this? I highly recommend you make this for the next summer BBQ or pot luck you attend. I guarantee you will be the most popular person at the party. They also go great with these baked chicken flautas for a fun mexican fiesta.