Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchilada Recipe

Anyone who’s ever been around for n00bcakes’ Bacon Week knows that I am decidedly not a vegetarian. I like meat; meat is delicious. It goes with everything.  But that doesn’t mean I dislike vegetarian food. In fact, there’s plenty of meatless meals I really enjoy, and especially after eating bacon nonstop for an entire week, […]

Super Simple Salmon Salad Recipe

With summer here I’m always looking for new, cold recipes for lunch. My default lunch is a simple kale hash that’s always savory and delicious, but when it’s 80 degrees outside, hot eggs are a lot less appealing. Sometimes it’s nice to shake things up with a light, cold main course. Bring in the Salmon […]

Bacon Week: Bacon Chickpea Soup

Our next Bacon Week cooking adventure is a fairly simple soup featuring a half-pound of bacon. The inspiration and the basic recipe is from Mrs. Ellwood’s Simple Life and was found on Pinterest. I’ve never made chickpea soup before, but the hubs and I frequently enjoy lentil soup, split pea soup, and bean-heavy chilis, so […]

Easy Dahi Murghi Recipe

It’s time for another delicious recipe from Julie Sahni’s Classic Indian Cooking.  This is “Dahi Murghi”, or “Fragrant Yogurt-Braised Chicken”.  Unlike the Easy Murgh Masala I made previously, this is yogurt-based instead of tomato-based, so has a thicker, creamier sauce.  Again…you’ll have to excuse my inability to take a halfway-decent picture.  Any suggestions on doing this better? […]

Easy Murgh Masala Recipe

Heyo, lookit me, 2 posts in 2 weeks.  The pigs, they must be flying! Actually, I’m just slowly getting back into the swing of cooking regularly as opposed to eating out all the time.  Here’s one of my latest successes: I’m a bit sad that this picture doesn’t appropriately elucidate how delicious this recipe is or, […]

Surprising Food to Grill This Summer

Today’s post is a fun one from guest writer Bridget Sandorford – perfect for summer get-togethers! A flame-grilled steak and an ice-cold beer are a perfect treat on a hot, summer day. Grilling is synonymous with summer, but it’s most often limited to meats, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chicken, or steak. However, there […]

Grilled Salmon Kebabs

This week we’re back off of Sugar-Top Mountain and back onto…I dunno…”Good For You Lane”.  Hokey enough for you?  Good, let’s continue. Since I’ve been discussing good post-run foods recently, salmon is a food that immediately comes to mind.  I love salmon and if I could put up with its cost, would probably eat it […]

Easy Grilled Feta with Thyme

Happy Memorial Day*; happy beginning of summer! I hope everyone is having a great time, and spending some time with family and outdoors. We’ve been having lovely weather here, perfect for a holiday weekend grill-out with my beloved Shannon of the green chest. After coaxing the recalcitrant coals with a hair dryer (a handy technique), […]

Bacon Week 2013: Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

I have somehow made it through my entire cooking career (vast as it is!) thus far without a single recipe from Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman herself.  How is this possible?  I have no idea. Let’s ameliorate this shizz! The Pioneer Woman has a bacon-wrapped meatloaf recipe entitled, “My Favorite Meatloaf.”  I love this; the […]

Bacon Week: Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Scramble

For day two of Bacon Week 2013, I made a bacon and brussels sprouts hash/scrambled eggs dish. I first saw this recipe concept on Pinterest. That particular pin linked to this Food for My Family recipe, which serves as the springboard for today’s Bacon Week celebration meal. Ingredients: 1 lb bag of Brussels sprouts 1/2 […]

Bacon Week: Avocado, Bacon, and Crab Bowl

It’s n00bcakes’ Bacon Week time again! Bring on America’s pork product of choice! I wasn’t able to join in last year, due to my own disorganization, so I was extra careful to pay attention and ensure that I would be able to participate as much as possible this year. To start off Bacon Week 2013, […]

Thai Curry Chili

We had a chili cook-off at work recently. While I love the chili we make at home, I think most people think their chili is the best, whereas they are mostly all the same thing, with just a few standouts in any category (vegetarian, white, etc.). So I decided to make something new and unusual […]

Glazed Pecan Arugula Salad

When we got pecans, arugula and apples in our CSA box a week or so ago, I just knew we had to do this glazed pecan arugula salad. First, we managed to teach ourselves to shell the pecans. We made a huge mess and it took some time. If you buy yours shelled, you can […]

Homemade Banh Hoi

Adam and I enjoyed making and eating banh hoi at Nam Phuong and Co’m so much that we decided to make our own. First, we headed to the Buford Highway Farmer’s Market to pick up supplies. We grabbed cilantro, loose-leaf lettuce, daikon radish, flat rice vermicelli, and spring roll wrappers. We also used fresh basil from our CSA box, as […]

Grilled Ahi Tuna Steaks with Pesto Butter

Food photography is an acquired skill… that I have yet to acquire. Why haven’t I mentioned anything about food lately? Is it because we’ve been too: a) busy to cook as much as we ought to, b) drained to be creative about cooking, c) short of cash to play around with nice ingredients, or d) […]

Pioneer Chicken and Dumplings

I am a Ree Drummond fan. My good friend Alice posted something from The Pioneer Woman on Facebook some months back, and I went and got myself hooked on her unique sense of humor and her quirky, humorous and thoroughly riveting writing style. And the fact that we get a big, fat slice of her […]