corn, risotto, butter, white wine, appetizer, entree, parsley, chicken stock

Sweet Corn Risotto*

Last week I walked into the gym and climbed onto my dreaded elliptical. I wasn’t really paying attention, but next to me were two guys in their early 30’s on the treadmills. I was punching in all of my answers to the questions… “How much do you weigh?” ummm...
Turkey Sloppy Joes 2 sm 1

Turkey Sloppy Joes*

Growing up we didn’t eat what other kids at school ate. We never had hamburger helper (not that that’s a bad thing, but now my 17 year old baby sister thinks its ahmazing). We didn’t eat take out a lot…in fact it was a really rare treat to have...
Caramel Turtle Mini Donut sm

…an explanation*

I haven’t been posting at my normal pace for over a month now. A new post will pop up randomly and the rest of the time it’s dead around here. Lonely. Sad. And while it may seem like I haven’t been in the kitchen, I have been! I have...
polenta, corn, meal, corn meal, grits, cake, appetizer, entree, pesto, basil, pine nuts, almond, onion

Pesto Polenta Cakes with Caramelized Onions*

Whenever I am having friends or family over, I like to make things that don’t have me cooking the whole time they are visiting. Mainly it’s because I like to drink wine and talk about how hot Ryan Gosling is, but I also think it’s rude to ignore your...