Jalapeño Popper Eggs

Pop this in your mouth! Just your mouth. Only your mouth. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, open cuts, or netherlands for days after prepping this. I won’t share which combination of mistakes I made with this…. I do not know what on earth happened, but I purchases either the hottest batch of jalapenos or perhaps,…

Carrot Cake Bars

Every year for my very lovely friend’s birthday on March 12, I bake a carrot cake. Last year, as with tradition, I did so and got (jokingly) yelled at for baking an entire cake for one person. While I implored him to just freeze part of it, he opted to have a rather festive birthday…

Green Eggs and Ham – aka the recipe for Arugula Pesto

Just in time for St. Pat’s, or Dr. Seuss Week…I understand that is a thing…? Here is a very festive way to clean out your fridge – a green eggs and ham egg bake. First, you’re going to take that bag of arugula that you bought a week ago and didn’t really touch and turn…

Funk Food: Sweet Potato Muffins

After my weekend of experiments with mashed sweet potatoes, I didn’t know what to do with all of the leftovers…and there were quite a few! I came across this recipe on Pinterest for “muffins” made of mashed sweet potato. They looked lovely, but after they came out of the oven, I wasn’t totally bowled over…

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last Friday, I dropped off four Peanut Butter Cookies to a colleague as a simple, “happy-Friday-eat-these-with-your-coffee” treat. I come to find out that somehow she had rationed just a few cookies so that she could share them with both her mum and boyfriend. So sweet. Naturally, the next step was to make an entire batch…

Peanut Butter Cookies

A recipe so nice, I’ve made it twice (this week). (Don’t worry, mostly to distribute to friends and colleagues). The basis of this is Ina’s recipe, but it has been modified a bit for ultimate enjoyment and accolades from your friends and family. The need to try this came from the realization that I had…

Supermodel Project: Braised Short Ribs

I was a little nervous for the Valentine’s Day main event, Chrissy Teigan’s Braised Short Ribs, because I’d never made them before. It was a leap of faith down the supermodel cooking runway. Ms. Teigan suggests serving said ribs over a sweet potato mash that is flavored with maple syrup. While I may like Valentine’s…

Ina’s Tri-Colore Salad

I’m grossly uncool when it comes to Valentine’s Day…I LOVE IT. It’s just a nice excuse to plan an elaborate meal for no real reason and make others, or even just yourself happy. A few girlfriends tried to talk me into a weekend away, but I stuck to my tradition and whipped up a nice…

Funk Food: Whole 30 Zuppa Toscana

Anyone else flipping freezing right now? And maybe you’re trying to eat fairly healthy because it’s still January? And all your friends are doing dry January or Whole 30 and the least you can do is Google a Whole 30 recipe? Me too. I’ve got one for you. Comfort food that hangs out with the…

Thai Meatball Soup (Whole 30)

While I’m not joining the bevvy of friends Whole 30-ing or Dry-January-ing because of things like banana bread experiments, I am trying to make little changes. I’ve also been jonse-ing to make some soup, because winter. It won’t drop below say 55 degrees here, so it doesn’t feel quite right, but a light soup would…

Super Model Project: Banana Bread

A week or so ago I bought 6 bananas because Chrissy Teigan told me to. When I occasionally buy bananas to eat, they seem to go brown immediately. When I needed them for a pre-new year’s baking challenge, they would NOT brown. For 10 days! So, I wasn’t intending to start off 2019 with a…

Super Model Project: Veggie Couscous & Spicy Pine Nuts

I rang in the new year at a house full of friends and the next day with a hangover from hell and several a Chrissy Teigan recipe. I had literally zero desire to cook (or get out of bed), but I had bought all the ingredients a few days prior and it was cook them…