Kabocha Squash Gnocchi {paleo}


I’ve made lots of gnocchi in my day. Well I’ve made a few recipes anyway. Potato gnocchi. Semolina gnocchi. Pumpkin gnocchi. And today I made a paleo gnocchi with what I believe to be Kabocha squash. I say believe to be because I also had a jar of pumpkin puree in my freezer but I’m…

Fried Cheese Curds


On my recent trip home I got to eat one really good meal (my mom’s spaghetti) before I was felled with the flu. It was on the second day that I started to get sick. I figured I was getting sick because I started coughing randomly and couldn’t really taste food. Still we went out…

Turkey {neck & giblets} Stock


Whenever I make a turkey I do one of two things: throw away the turkey neck and giblets or freeze them. So I can throw them out later. I don’t really ever use the neck or giblets. I know you can make giblet gravy but I have to say I’m a bit afraid to try…

Kalua Pig {crockpot pulled pork}


Whenever I go to the grocery store I peruse the meat section to see what good meat happens to be on sale. I’m sure I inherit this trait from my mom. When we were growing up we had an extra large chest freezer in our basement. (My mom still has this same freezer.) It has…

Thai Roasted Turkey


I bought a large turkey on sale for $.47 a pound and stuck it in the fridge to let it thaw for a few days which gave me plenty of time to contemplate a recipe for the large bird. I like turkey but I planned on sharing the bird with my dogs, who refuse to…

Sriracha Roast Chicken


  My dogs are super spoiled. Last week I bought them a 21-pound turkey that I intended to roast this weekend. It was on sale for $.47 a pound so I found it impossible not to buy one. However, today when I went to the store to buy the ingredients needed to prepare the turkey,…

Caramel Stuffed Brownies {w/coconut pecan frosting}


I decided I wanted to make German chocolate something to bring into work one day because one of my coworkers loves German chocolate cake. So I did the obvious and browsed Pinterest for various recipes until I found one for caramel stuffed German chocolate brownies, which was caramel stuffed brownies with a coconut pecan frosting….

{crockpot} Chicken Bacon Gnocchi Soup


I flew home over Christmas break for the first time in about four or five years. I had great plans for my trip home. Lots of people to see. Lots of things to do. And most importantly, lots of food to eat. When I arrived at LAX for my flight to Chicago, I went to…