We Try It: Sharknado Cupcakes!

With my sea creature-loving son turning six earlier this month, I had to show him the recipe I’d stumbled upon in my Pinterest travels: Sharknado Cupcakes. He laughed, and immediately requested that I make them for his classroom treat.

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One Pot Tomato Masala

This week, I was browsing foodgawker.com to find new recipe inspiration. I’ve felt like things in my kitchen were getting pretty redundant – lots of zucchini and lots of pesto and really gigantic portions of salsa were basically going through a systematic and constant rotation. When I found Cook’s Hideout Tomato Biryani recipe, I knew I had to try it out.  Unfortunately, I did not have all of the ingredients. Undeterred, I worked my way through my refrigerator and spice shelf to see what I could throw together. It turned out to be pretty delicious in its own right. Read More One Pot Tomato Masala

Don’t Get Between Me and My Bruschetta

I spent a ridiculously long amount of time mispronouncing “bruschetta.” I was a fan of “bruce-shet-a” or “brosh-etta” or “really fancy toast for summer time nonsense.” To be honest, I’m still a fan of the last one, but at least now I know how to pronounce it vaguely more correctly – bruce-ketta. But, you know, if you call this rose by any other name, it surely would taste as delicious. Read More Don’t Get Between Me and My Bruschetta

Revisiting Pesto

I wrote about pesto way back when I first started writing here, which really wasn’t even that long ago since my Perseph-a-versay falls right near the Super Bowl. Anyway, I received some excellent comments with new pesto recipes and now I have a new go-to when it’s not basil season. Read More Revisiting Pesto

Coconut Milk Lentil Curry

When it’s cold out, warm food that’s warm in both temperature and spiciness is the best there is. The double-whammy of warmth makes it the most bang-for-your-buck dining option. And with the inviting smell of the coconut and curry and the cheerful color of the veggies, this dish is just right for January. And February. And March. And most of the year. Read More Coconut Milk Lentil Curry

If Bobby Flay Can Do It, So Can I: Guacamole Hot Dogs

So even though I doubt whether or not this merits a recipe, the guacamole hotdog is a thing of beauty. It’s actually quite elegant, and I am using the mathematical definition of elegant here. The cool, creamy guacamole serves as the perfect complement to the hot and salty hotdog. Personally, I go for the veggie dogs myself, and I can say with some certainty that this, erm, recipe is a winner. Read More If Bobby Flay Can Do It, So Can I: Guacamole Hot Dogs