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…

Pizza-Style Meatloaf


I have been obsessed with meatloaf recently. I don’t know why. I never ate it as a child. I never liked it. I don’t like ketchup in general and my generation grew up eating meatloaf with ketchup slathered on top. But I didn’t. I rejected anything that had ketchup on it. To this day, I…

Lightened Up Slopped-Up Spaghetti


When I was a kid, my grandma watched my sister and I quite often. She lived about a mile from the Catholic school where we attended grade school and I remember walking to her house after school or being dropped off there so she could watch me when I was sick. We would watch Days…

Taco Soup


One of the reasons I really like this soup is because it reminds me of one of the soups the day kitchen manager, Christine, used to make when I worked at the Wauwatosa Chancery.

Sea Salt Buckeye Fudge Bars 


In the beginning of December during an all-hands video teleconference, our VP was talking about how she had made fudge over Thanksgiving break. Which led me to think about fudge (of course). And how I should make some. Flash forward a couple weeks and lots of stress about my dog’s health later and … I…

Fish Stew


I ❤️ Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes. Every time I do a google search for a recipe and Elise’s website pops up in my browser, I know I have to look no further. The other day I bought some cod pieces at Trader Joe’s. I was planning on making them for my dog, who has diabetes….

Roasted Tomato and Blackened Andouille Sausage Fettucine Alfredo


A few weeks ago my friend and I had a Fettucine Alfredo showdown. We made and compared two “classic” (read: simple) recipes for Fettucine Alfredo. Though we liked both recipes the winner ended up being the Pioneer Woman’s recipe, which I had made several times before. The recipe is so simple, so basic, and so…

Savory Tomato Bread Pudding


You may have noticed a lot of my posts recently center on tomatoes. So you probably remember me lamenting over the overabundance of tomatoes in my garden. Even one of my neighbors commented on the overabundance of tomatoes in my garden, which led to a conversation about whatthehelltodo with all those tomatoes. She suggested freezing…

Savory Tomato-Topped Italian Herb Rolls


Gaaaa! My tomatoes are multiplying in my garden. And, thus, I’m on the hunt for tomato recipes galore. I was looking for a bread made with fresh tomatoes (there is such a thing!) when I stumbled upon this delicious looking recipe for a bread dish made with fresh tomatoes at the website simmer till done….

Best Guacamole


For all intents and purposes today is the last day of summer. Yes, I realize the technical last day of summer is a few weeks out, but September 1 always signifies fall to me, providing the weather cooperates. In September kids go back to school, TV shows premier new episodes, and the weather gets a…

Grilled Cheese with Sliced Tomato and Chipotle Mayo


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
This sandwich is inspired by a sandwich I used to eat all the time at Alterra at the lake (now, apparently, called Colectivo Coffee). Their version, the Wisco Cheese Sandwich, uses cheddar, provolone, and pepper jack cheese. ingredients. 2 slices of your favorite bread 3 or 4 slices of cheese (I…

Fresh Tomato Salsa


I absolutely detest store-bought salsa. You will never find me reaching for it at a party, picnic or potluck. In a pinch, I will buy/use Trader Joe’s Salsa Verde, which is made from tomatillos, not tomatoes, and is more of sauce to me than a salsa. I mainly add this sauce to the inside of…

Caprese Pizza


In the last few days I have picked about 10 tomatoes from the various tomato plants growing in my garden. Every few days I pick another handful. In a few days I’ll be ready to pick more. In an effort to use up as many tomatoes as possible (four), I decided to turn the classic…

Pork Ragu with Semolina Gnocchi


I started my very first grease fire Sunday night while making this recipe. Let me tell you, when you see an empty pot erupt into flames on your stove (while you’re frantically waving a hot pad at your fire alarm 10 feet away), your life flashes before your eyes. Just kidding. But it’s effing scary,…

Salmon and Cream Cheese Pizza with Tomato, Red Onion and Dill


I’ve been dreaming of this recipe for a week now. Scanning the internet for recipes I discovered there aren’t that many salmon pizza recipes out there – unless you’re looking for smoked salmon. I found a few people who used either fresh or leftover salmon and stole bits and pieces of the ingredients and directions…

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash


The only time I ever heard of this dish prior to seeing the recipe in the most recent Penzey’s spices magazine, was in the movie When Harry Met Sally when Harry was leading up to asking Sally on a date (Harry: Repeat after me: Waiter, there is too much pepper in my paprikash. Sally: (laughing) Waiter, there…

Cherry Tomato Salad


To me this seems like the prefect summer salad or side dish – especially if you love tomatoes like I do. ingredients. 6 c. red and yellow cherry tomatoes, halved if large Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper Buttermilk-Basil Dressing directions Put the cherry tomatoes in a large serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper…

Tomato, Garlic and Herb Pizza


It’s been a looooooong time since I’ve made pizza, and really, what I’ve been itching to make is Nacho Pizza (hopefully soon to come!). Instead of experimenting with Nacho ingredients to make a Nacho Pizza hybrid; I decided to stick with what I know for tonight’s pizza: tomato, garlic and fresh herbs with loads of…

Basil Tortellini Soup


This recipe is adapted from a recipe sent to me by my grandma. The original recipe directions did not call for pureeing or blending of any of the ingredients. But both my dad and I agree that a thicker, creamier soup is better than a broth soup any day. This soup was perfect for this…

Pico de Gallo


I needed a pico de gallo to go with homemade tortillas made by my coworker, Kellie, the day I got shanghaied into bringing food into work. Full from having had Buffalo Chicken Pizza and making Cilantro White Bean Hummus earlier, I only got a taste of it the night I made it and before the…