Truffled Tator Tots from Anise Gastropub in Tampa

Thoughts too long for Twitter.*

1. I wanted a new desk for my office – so that meant a trip downtown to Ikea. I bought this unfinished kitchen table (it would be way too small for a kitchen table – but a perfect desk) and threw on a few coats of mint green paint....
Stovetop Spinach and Artichoke Dip (recipe via thenovicechefblog.com)

Stovetop Spinach and Artichoke Dip*

Confession time? I was one of those lame kids that wouldn’t eat Spinach. I didn’t care how strong it made Popeye, I wasn’t touching it with a twenty foot pole. Once I reached high school, spinach leaves were in salads every where — it was the cool thing to...
Cajeta Candy (Chewy Milk Candy)  recipe via thenovicechefblog.com

Cajeta Candy (Chewy Cinnamon Milk Candy)*

I know exactly what you are thinking…What is Cajeta?? Cajeta is a syrup (kind of like Dulce De Leche), except it is traditionally made using a mixture of goat’s milk and cow’s milk. You caramelize the syrup and cook it until it is thick and then add in a...
Caramel Apple Chocolate Bark (recipe via thenovicechefblog.com)

Caramel Apple Chocolate Bark*

I just found out today that Jorge is probably headed to NYC for 3 weeks. I am insanely jealous! Yes, I get to visit him for a long weekend. And yes, we are taking a trip to NYC in December again with some friends…but he will get to live...