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Mexican Black Bean and Cheese Pizza

Mexican Black Bean and Cheese Pizza

Happy Meatless Monday! I have a really easy homemade pizza recipe for you today. For the crust, I tried a new find in my grocer’s refrigerated section – a whole grain pizza crust. This tube of dough was pressed into a greased 13”x9” baking dish, and baked for 8 minutes, to get things started. After … Continue reading

Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Last spring, Five Star SexiMexy and I checked out chef Michael Symon’s restaurant Roast in Detroit for happy hour. And I kind of haven’t been able to stop thinking about the food ever since. Um, yeah. I really need to return SOON! We had incredibly buttery Roast Burger, Goat Cheese Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and Ice … Continue reading

Away From Home Cooking + *Giveaway*

Away From Home Cooking + *Giveaway*

Greetings! Today I wanted to share with you the details of my participation in an “Away from Home Cooking” Challenge. As this blog has made very evident, two of my very favorite things in the world are, (1) cooking and recipe testing, and (2) traveling! So clearly, this seemed like a match. When I was … Continue reading

Spinach-Artichoke Pasta with Vegetables

Spinach-Artichoke Pasta with Vegetables

Hey guys! I wanted to pop in before the long holiday weekend and share some of my recent cooking endeavors. Specifically, the endeavors involving those gorgeous tomatoes grown by EMMA Acres that I recently purchased during a trip to Biercamp. The first way I used them was probably my favorite way to eat tomatoes: in … Continue reading

Southwestern Bean Salad

Southwestern Bean Salad

Today I have another great summery side dish to share which was inspired by a recipe in the Williams-Sonoma Grill Master Cookbook. First I prepared a homemade Pico de Gallo, which included chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, salt and pepper. In another bowl, I combined two kinds of beans – black and kidney … Continue reading

Blackened Salmon and Spinach Ravioli Bake

Blackened Salmon and Spinach Ravioli Bake

Last week I found myself searching for a side dish recipe to accompany the salmon I had planned for dinner that night. Blackened Salmon Actually, let me pause and tell you more about the salmon cooking method that is such a staple in my kitchen. Typically I purchase frozen wild Alaska salmon filets for this … Continue reading

Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs and Roasted Chickpeas

Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs and Roasted Chickpeas

I love a dinner made of whole foods! I tried roasting chickpeas for the first time last week, using Not A Leaf’s recipe and method, involving seasoning with brown sugar and lots of garam masala. They turned out great! Smoky, spicy, and sweet, as promised. Also for dinner, I made Martha Stewart’s Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs, … Continue reading

Spinach Mushroom Enchiladas

Spinach Mushroom Enchiladas

I’m feeling self-indulgent today, so I think I’ll fill out this food survey that I found before I tell you about these enchiladas. Food Faves Survey: McDonald’s, Burger King, In-n-Out? McDonald’s. I worked there part-time for three years as a teenager. Nowadays I only allow myself to eat there a couple times per year. (Last … Continue reading