Angel Biscuits


Not that you need an excuse to make some biscuits, but I have been waiting for an excuse to make these biscuits for a long time. The original recipe was sent to me by my grandma. I have long since misplaced the recipe but the draft has been waiting for me to finish for at…

Vinegar Coleslaw


Let me make one thing clear. I do not eat coleslaw. It’s a texture thing. And a taste thing. And I used to have a huge aversion to mayonnaise or anything mayonnaise based. Combine all those things and it’s clear why I do not eat coleslaw. Let me amend the previous statement. I do not…

Quick Barbecue Sauce


I thought I got a recipe for quick barbecue sauce from the co-host of my food talk show on Wild Planet Radio. (Mainly because I vaguely recall him giving me a recipe about two years ago.) But when I glanced at this draft, it was apparently sent to me by my Grandma. (Then I realized…

Blueberry-Kiwi-Kale Smoothie


I intended on having a green smoothie for breakfast this morning but instead went to the Waffle Window with my friend Kyna, her boyfriend and their friends. So to counteract the bacon and brie from my savory breakfast waffle, lunch was some spinach and rice and dinner was a healthy green smoothie. I’m sure my…

Best Slow-cooked Pulled Pork


This morning I met with my radio show producers to talk about ideas for upcoming shows and radio events I must attend (like a black tie dinner we will be covering live – awesome!). Today we were scheduled to record a super-bowl themed episode, but my co-host had to leave town all of a sudden….

Creamed Spinach


My friend Jennifer hosted a happy hour at her house this week where the theme was grey hounds, short ribs and shellac manicures. She suggested I bring a vegetable to go with the short ribs she was making. In discussing veggies with our other friend, Kyna, I decided I would bring the acorn squash that…

Green Smoothie {protein-powder free}


I haven’t been feeling all that wonderful this week and have been trying to add more fruits and veggies into my day in an effort force my body into feeling better. After months of seeing beautiful smoothies on Sophie’s’ Foodie Files and several discussions regarding the most nutritious ingredients for a low carb, high protein…

Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies


Even though I’ve been obsessed with pumpkin everything this year, I’ve been hesitant to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Why? Because I generally don’t like the cakey texture the pumpkin lends to the cookie. If I wanted cake, I’d eat cake. But when I want a cookie, I want the texture of a cookie. Got…

Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Marshmallow Cookies


This weekend my eyes happened upon a bag of homemade chocolate marshmallows I made around Christmas. The recipe made a ginormous amount of ‘mallows and I had barely put a dent in the bag by dropping five in each cup of hot chocolate I’ve had since Christmas. In the mood for cookies, I wondered if I could…

Individual Mac and Cheese Pot Pies


After reading the details of Fromage Homage’s January challenge, along with a particularly hilarious post about an attempt to make homemade cheddar cheese, I decided I had a recipe that was challenge worthy: my mac and cheese pot pie. (See rules of the challenge here.) I figured my recipe was a shoe-in because it’s two comfort…

Egg Yolk Chocolate Pudding


Whenever I have huge amounts of leftover milk (let’s face it – not often), I am compelled to use it before I lose it. I recently discovered I had almost two quarts of milk that was about to go bad (from buying a gallon of milk set to expire the first part of January right…

Chipotle Cheddar Scones


I’m always on the lookout for ways to use up opened items in my fridge. Right now I have a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I have never seen a recipe that calls for more than three peppers at one time. And I’m guessing a can contains  anywhere from 6 to 10 peppers….

Blue Cheese and Bacon Scones


After a quick jaunt to the Oregon coast earlier this week where I ran into a pretty tasty Blue Cheese and Bacon Scone, I decided to try making them at home. I found what seemed like a good recipe at yankeemagazine.com. The recipe was perfect for me as I had some heavy cream I wanted…

Clotted Cream


Still in the do-it-yourself mood, I decided to make some clotted cream. To have on hand in the new year. This recipe from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel was sent to me by my grandma. You can find the on-line version here. Everything I’ve read about making clotted cream insists it’s easy. And oddly I read about…