Fresh Carbs and Post Updates

Thought I'd give you all an update on my situation with the Unscripted Hotel in Durham. I received the nicest email from the hotel manager. He apologised profusely, offered a refund of the stay, and a complimentary next stay. So generous! I look forward to trying to property again and updating my review. He even…

Nutella Bark

What’s the world’s most perfect food? Nutella, of course! That’s why when I needed a truly quick (like 20 minutes) quick treat to bake for a recent birthday, I turned to this super simple recipe. It’s the quality ingredients that make it, so it can be a tad pricey to throw together, but perfect when…

Nutella Crack

This is a Momofuku Milk Bar recipe (purportedly) that is (purportedly) more addictive than crack. I whipped up dinner for my neighbor last weekend and we had this for dessert. He took the leftovers home in (his) dirty Tupperware that had previously housed egg rolls. He claims that this recipe was so good it didn’t…

24 Carrot Magic in the Air

This is definitely the cake Bruno Mars croons over in his 24 Carrot jam. It does, in fact, only contain eight large carrots, but I think you’ll let it slide after you taste it. My next door neighbor did (apartment 414) when he ate HALF of this cake in two days. That is an impressive…

Funk Food: Cauliflower Breadsticks

Ever continuing my quest for Funk Food – that’s faux junk food for those of you who can look at the stuff without gaining ten pounds – today, I test drove garlic cauliflower “bread sticks.” Let me just tell you these made my heart do a happy dance and that TWO of them equal ONE…

Spinach Pizza

There’s a new love in my life. Spinach pizza has replaced zucchini pizza as the best faux junk food in the kitchen. It holds up better, has much less water – lending itself to actually being picked up by hand, and really is just tastier. Oh. And there’s NO FLOUR. Zucchini pizza takes a little…

Super Model Project: It’s Not Gardetto’s

I remember when my brother and I were wee little children we used to find it hilarious to call those overly salty, overly brown bags, rye, bagel-chippy bags of Gardetto’s, “Gardetto’s Snack Crap.” That’s precisely what it was. Chrissy Teigan had the opposite reaction. She would NEVER call the Gardetto’s “snack crap.” The salt bombs…

Chef Jaime: Foodcaster

If you’re not already listening to Bon Appetit’s “Foodcasts,” give it a taste. They cover all sorts of fun an unknown topics related to food and cooking. I learn something every time I listen. Just don’t follow my lead and tune in on the drive home from work. You will ultimately end up salivating and…

Love Sweet, Love, Take 2

We heard from Chef Jaime and her Valentine’s Day plans. I thought you might be curious to hear what I’m preparing. I’m such a cheeseball, I do kind of love this holiday. Not in a fancy dinner and gifts sort of way, but more in a 5th grade arts and crafts sort of way. I’m…

Love, Sweet Love

  Hello, loving readers! We are prepping for Valentine’s Day with a little inspo from Chef Jaime today. Yours truly will share her similar thoughts soon and we can decide together who’s version of love and baking is the grossest…or at least the ooey-ist, gooey-ist. What are you baking for your hubs for Valentine’s Day?…

The Super Model Project:  French Toast Casserole

I’ve been wanting to make this recipe for so long that this past weekend I strong armed a bunch of friends who like to cook into having a potluck brunch. We were all iced/snowed in and what else did we have to do anyway? Finally. My casserole. After calling around to local markets during Snowmageden…

The Super Model Projet: Pot Pie Soup

After the awful Margarita chicken experience, I am happy to report that Chrissy Teigan more than redeemed herself with her Pot Pie Soup with Crust Crackers. I am SO glad to know that this is how super models get their bodies, because I could eat this every single day and be very satisfied. Recipe at…