Roasted Pepper Chorizo Savory Pie {paleo, GF}


Let’s talk about spice for a minute. I like spice. Sometimes I think I think I can tolerate spice a bit more than my body actually can but a bit of a kick is nice. I bought some chorizo this weekend thinking I could make some sort of egg dish for breakfast. So I set…

Four Cheese Strata {with bacon}


Part of what’s great about the holidays is kicking the day off with an indulgent breakfast you wouldn’t normally make any other time of the year. Sometimes I make something sweet, like these lemon sticky rolls I made one Christmas, but normally I gravitate toward some sort of cheesy-eggy dish (gouda corn pudding; sausage, bacon and…

Crab and Bacon Savory Pie {grain free}


I’ve nearly stopped buying bacon altogether instead favoring bacon ends and pieces. It’s rare that I eat bacon for the sake of eating bacon (like with eggs or pancakes). I’m usually buying it for a recipe with bacon as the star of the show or even a side act. Bacon ends and pieces are significantly…

Eggs and Breakfast Sausage in Pato Sauce


I once dated a guy whose mom would make eggs in Pato sauce for breakfast on Sundays. It was something I had never had but was a favorite of everyone in his family. Recently I found a recipe that reminded me a bit of the eggs in Pato Sauce at Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. Lexi’s recipe…

Sous Vide Egg Bites {starbucks copycat}


Anyone who knows me even slightly knows I’m obsessed with the Egg Bites you can buy at Starbucks. I think both flavors are delicious, but I’m particularly in love with the bacon and gruyere version. My habit/addiction is costly, however. At over $4 for two of these gems, I could spend over $20 a week…

{low-fat} Cheesy Tuna Casserole


Folks, I never thought I would be doing this. Honestly. When I started this blog I pledged (in the back of my mind) to only make good-tasting and (for the most part) completely unhealthy recipes. There was a time when I would take healthy recipes and make them unhealthy. (Recipe calls for low-fat milk? I’ll…

Cauliflower Fried Rice {with ahi tuna}


  The first time I tried substituting “cauliflower” for rice in an Asian dish, I liked it enough but didn’t love it. There was something about the texture that didn’t thrill me. It was a great substitute and a great way to make a dish healthier but it was missing something. About a week or…

Gouda Corn Pudding


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hopefully this will be the first of many posts. I have quite a day of food planned out. For weeks I’ve been dreaming about my Thanksgiving menu. Sometime in September I began sifting through recipes trying to piece together the perfect turkey day menu. When my dad arrived in town two weeks…

Basil Thai Chicken over {Cauliflower} Rice


The other day I was trying to get creative about sneakily adding more vegetables into my dinner so I began researching how I could do so with cauliflower. Trader Joe’s sells “riced” cauliflower that I’ve been eyeing up for a while. So I looked up recipes for fried (cauliflower) rice and the ilk and stumbled…

Sausage, Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Frittata


This weekend I laid down a lot of credit to purchase some new furniture for my bedrooms. Feeling the pinch immediately upon arriving home and having a slight case of buyer’s remorse (but not enough to cancel my purchase), I began thinking of ways I can scrimp and save until I pay off the furniture…

Healthy Avocado and Egg Breakfast Sandwich


A few days ago I made a commitment to myself that I would eat vegan Monday through Friday. Why? A couple of reasons. One, I got a rather sharp email from my doctor shaming me for my slightly high cholesterol levels and telling me I need to stop eating greasy food. I was ready to…

Big, Thick and Hearty Two-Ingredient Low-Carb Pancakes {gluten-free}


I’m one week into my New Year’s “diet” and less than successful having lost -.2 pounds (if you understood what I said there that means I actually gained .2 pounds this week). I mean who wants to restrict what they eat only to gain weight? But let’s not focus on that. I’ve discussed my “diet” extensively…

Jalapeño, Sausage, Egg and Cheese Christmas Breakfast Braid


In 2010 I lived in the Phoenix area for about two minutes. One minute was spent living with my boyfriend at the time (talked about in my earliest posts). The other minute was spent living with my high school friend, Kiki, and her husband. Kiki and I did a lot of cooking in that short…

Bad Baby Smoked Salmon and Brie Pie


Updated 10/22/2017 Shh! I’m inventing a new pie in my head. Tomorrow’s blue plate special. I’m calling it: I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby Pie. I don’t think we can write that on the menu board, hon. Then I’ll just call it Bad Baby Pie. What’s in it, honey? It’s a Quiche of egg and Brie…

Spinach and Egg Breakfast Bake


Every once in a while I gravitate toward a recipe slightly healthier than what I normally cook/eat. This is usually when my dad is in town. Because we would be eating such a heavy Christmas dinner, I wanted to make something light for breakfast. My dad loved it! You could make this dish for a…

Poached Eggs


Never before in my thirty plus years of life have I poached an egg – at least not that I can recall. Which makes sense, in a way. I don’t really eat poached eggs so why would I cook them? Over Easter I visited a friend who lives in the Green Lake area of Seattle…

Eggs Rothko


The perfect dish for breakfast, brunch or even lunch – this versatile open-faced type sandwich will get lots of praise and is super easy to make. This recipe was snagged from the April 2012 issue of Glamour magazine. Yes. I get my recipes from everywhere and anywhere! ingredients. 4 slices Brioche bread 4 large eggs 2…

Holiday Strata


Ever since the first time I saw the movie The Family Stone (which, incidentally, I now watch every Christmas), I’ve wanted to make a Strata for Christmas. My grandma sent me this recipe months ago. But nothing less than Christmas seemed like the right holiday to test this recipe. ingredients. 8 oz. medium cheddar cheese,…

Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs


My formative years were spent at a Catholic grade school that offered a hot lunch program for its students every other Friday. Thus, I grew up eating lots of bagged lunches, usually rotating the variety of my sandwiches over days, weeks, months and sometimes stretches of years. (I ate peanut butter and butter sandwiches so…

Cheddar-Jalapeño Spoon Bread


In case (like I was) you’re under the illusion that Spoon Bread is actual bread, let me shatter that illusion for you. It’s not. It’s more like a soufflé. In fact, there’s no flour in it all and it contains just a pinch of cornmeal. A pinch! Despite knowing these things going into making this…