Posted in March 2012

Barbeque Craving

Barbeque Craving

As I was typing the title to this post, I found myself second-guessing the spelling of BBQ. Barbeque? Barbecue? Is it just me, or do they both look right? At this point, I have typed them each so many times that I can’t tell the difference. I think I will go with “barbeque” since the … Continue reading

Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup

Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup

A week or two ago, I was perusing the Cooking Light website and stumbled upon a recipe for Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup. I decided to add it to my Pinterest “Recipes To Try” board, and within minutes, over a dozen people had repinned the picture! [ source ] Apparently I was not the only one who … Continue reading

Bacon & Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Bacon & Broccoli Mac and Cheese

What’s better than homemade mac ‘n’ cheese? Not much, my friends. Not. Much. Pure indulgence. Here’s a version that it would actually be okay to eat frequently. By replacing part of the pasta volume with broccoli, the overall calorie density of the dish is decreased. (Plus you get the added bonus of all that green … Continue reading

Banana-CinnaNOM Muffins

Banana-CinnaNOM Muffins

Have a bunch of black bananas in need of use? Try this recipe. If you’ve got the ‘naners, I bet you’ve got the rest of the ingredients on hand. I did. After searching for a quick and easy banana recipe, I came across these Banana-Cinnamon Muffins from Betty Crocker, and made a double batch, in … Continue reading

First Grillin’ Sesh

First Grillin’ Sesh

Spring has sprung here in Michigan. Evidence: our forsythia bush flowered this past week. Bright and cheery yellow beside our yellow house. On Saturday I went to my parents’ for the day (and night), for a spring shopping extravaganza, followed by a pre-movie dinner next door to the theater at Bdub’s with my mom. Commence … Continue reading

Blue Tractor Expansion & Groove

Blue Tractor Expansion & Groove

This weekend I had the pleasure of dining in Blue Tractor’s newly acquired space, which now doubles the restaurant size, in downtown Ann Arbor. The restaurant expansion has been beautifully renovated and complements the adjacent, original dining area and bar. The new space is adorned in a warm, rustic brown shades, with walls covered in … Continue reading

Breadstick Pizza

Breadstick Pizza

When Papa Romano’s closed earlier this year (sad face), it left a void in my pizza sources. Time to make my own! Recently in Simple & Delicious I saw this recipe for ‘Breadstick Pizza’ that sounded unique, and I decided to try it. (I actually cut the original recipe in half, to feed just two … Continue reading

Pan-Grilled Flank Steak with Soy-Mustard Sauce

Pan-Grilled Flank Steak with Soy-Mustard Sauce

Good evening nommers! Are you a fan of flank steak? Until I recently made Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches at home with flank steak, I really had not ever cooked with it before. My Philly Cheesesteaks turned out so delicious, that I made them twice in a week, and this week, decided to try using flank steak … Continue reading