Romano Cracked Pepper Mac ‘n Cheese

This meal is not fancy. It is nostalgic, childhood comfort food, simply elevated a bit. I’ve been sick for the last few days, and all my upset stomach could, well, stomach, was butter toast with chicken soup, and applesauce. But this afternoon I was feeling well enough for some old-fashioned Kraft macaroni and cheese. My…

Pineapple Rice

This side dish is so good you will want to eat it with everything! It is delicious hot, at room temperature, and cold. Seriously so yum. And easy. I served mine with baked tilapia, and a squeeze of lime, and it rocked. Try it, and let me know what you think! Ingredients: 1 can of…

Nutella Hot Chocolate

  My throat was sore last night, and all I really wanted was a comforting mug of hot chocolate. I was bummed to see we were out of both hot chocolate mix, and cocoa, so I couldn’t even make any from scratch. We did, however, have a big fat jar of my favorite chocolate hazelnut…

Vodka Sauce Risotto

    Tonight, I was craving a big bowl of risotto. I was out of wine (damn) but I wondered if I could use a different alcohol instead. I realized we had vodka in the liquor cabinet and almost simultaneously realized there was a bowl full of plump, garden tomatoes – compliments of our neighbor….

Lavender Lemon Gooey Butter Cake

I needed to make dessert for a family reunion this past Saturday. I was thinking of lemon bars, or lavender lemon cupcakes but couldn’t decide. I ended up with something new. On my honeymoon I had an absolutely decadent dessert at a fabulous restaurant  (1111 Mississippi), called Gooey Butter Cake. They served it with a…

Garlic Coconut Milk Stewed Black Beans

Thanks to a recent trip to Costco, I have a plethora of canned black beans and coconut milk in the cupboard. Last night we had grilled fish burgers, French fries with banana ketchup, and green beans. Despite the sides already planned I wanted to attempt a new black bean dish to use up some of…

Carrot Edamame Spaghetti

Tonight was a kind of hectic night. My family got home from my son’s baseball game, and my hubby and I were ravenous but trying to make a healthy choice. There was not much in the house, but I knew we had edamame pasta (basically soybeans and water), and baby carrots. I used to love…

Feel Better Chicken & Rice Soup

The other day I was feeling pretty crummy. I had sinus pressure, runny nose, cough, and sore throat, topped with a monster headache. I still had to function as a parent, so no lying around on the couch for me! And because there wasn’t much in the house to eat, I was thrilled to realize…

Greek Sautéed Spinach

Spinach is such a healthy food, yet whenever I eat it, it seems indulgent. My favorite method is sautéed with garlic. But a few weeks ago I upped the ante with this Greek version. It was SO good I ate it probably 3 days in a row. I like it best served cold, but try…

Mozzarella Caprese Tomato Soup

One of my favorite comfort foods is tomato soup. I love it with 2 slices of thickly buttered toast, and a side of cottage cheese sprinkled with freshly cracked black pepper. However, I happen to be on a lower carb diet (though this is NOT a diet blog, by the way) and I made this…

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Hi. Are you hungry? If you’re anything like me you spend an awful lot of your time thinking about food. Sometimes I daydream about my next meal while I’m eating. Some mornings I wake with a little extra bounce in my step, just thinking about breakfast. I don’t love all food, but the food I…

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