Smores Dip

S’mores – Now With Less Camping!

You’re welcome and I’m sorry. This is addictive and a super-convenient way to easily eat the equivalent of 7 or 8 S’mores in one sitting when you’d normally have 1 or 2. Don’t want to sleep in a tent? Not interested in being eaten by a bear? Prefer forks instead of eating off of a dirty stick…

Arroz Con Pollo

This is so authentic no one will ever guess you got the recipe from a muchachita blanca!

Zuppa di Scarola, aka Escarole Soup

This was my mother in law’s recipe until I made a pretty big change to it.  Don’t tell her. My MIL pronounces this dish as “shka-dole”, as does my husband, and so do I – This way we’re all talking about the same thing.  It also means that the “Zuppa di” and the “a” at the end of “Scarola”…

Crab Stew Savannah

We discovered Tondee’s Tavern in Savannah during our Thankgiving 2013 vacation.  It was damp and cold as we walked from our hotel across West Bay St to Tondee’s and we knew there was a bowl of soul-warming soup in our immediate future. Tondees had a miraculous dish on the menu called Savannah Blue Crab Stew that we’ve…

Best Ever Banana Bread

Really moist, easy to put together and a great way to use up any bananas with more than a tiny spot of brown on them.  Because everyone knows that if there is a tiny spot of brown they’re overripe and gross.

Like Warm Apple Pie Sandwiches

You know when your mouth says “more now!” and your stomach says “no mas!”?  This will be one of those times. If you don’t feel like dipping the filled sandwiches in batter just make french toast instead and then spread the apple pie filling on top.  I promise I won’t tell anyone how embarrassingly lazy you…

Ginger Oh Snap! Cookies

These are so tasty and since ginger is a great anti-inflammatory eating 5 in a row is obviously good for me.  I am soooo not inflamed right now.

Bitchin’ Brussels Sprouts

This is how I make my Brussels sprouts and I gotta be honest – they’re so good I’ll often have them for breakfast.  Apparently this is weird because the guy across the breakfast table from me says I’m a Communist for not eating a real American breakfast like a sugar-coated Kellogg’s product. You know, as God intended.

The Perfect Pot Roast

This recipe is exactly how Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman and one of my culinary idols, wrote it because one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t screw with perfection.  The only way you could make this better is to serve it over $20 bills.