Christmas Pasta for Food ‘n Fix and The Holiday

Happy Holidays!

I’m hosting the December edition of Food ‘n Flix with The Holiday (2006), a film directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law.    Of course, Diaz, Winslet, and Law are gorgeous.  Black just adds enough scruffy “everyman” to help the tale be believable.  Please do . . . → Read More: Christmas Pasta for Food ‘n Fix and The Holiday

Pumpkin Chili with Sausage and Black Beans

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart inspired this comforting and warming soup. Drop by for this stop on the TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Chili with Sausage and Black Beans

Sourdough Pizza Crust with Local Toppings

My sourdough is still ALIVE! And, it makes a pretty killer pizza dough. Join me for this round of Cook the Books Club and Sourdough by Robin Sloan. . . . → Read More: Sourdough Pizza Crust with Local Toppings

Chicago Style Pizza in a Skillet

Only I could read an Irish novel and come away with an inspiration to do Chicago-Style Pizza. Join me for this round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: Chicago Style Pizza in a Skillet

The Wurst Post

Wurst, not worst…..Please read on to learn about Chris Ying’s newest publication, “The Wurst of Lucky Peach (a treasury of encased meat)” . . . → Read More: The Wurst Post

Giant Tiered Lasagna

This is a hefty meal that serves at least twelve people, but don’t worry, the leftovers freeze beautifully. If you don’t have a crowd coming to dinner, make this anyway and freeze portions for weeknight dinners. . . . → Read More: Giant Tiered Lasagna

Andouille-Butternut Soup

This is a quick soup to whip up for lunch. If you don’t have andouille, use simple smoked sausage instead. . . . → Read More: Andouille-Butternut Soup

Corn Chowder with Andouille

I have been trying to highlight some of the food that I served during the recent Thanksgiving week of family, food and fun.   This dish did not make it to the table during that week because basically we had too much food.  I did make it for a quick weeknight dinner last week . . . → Read More: Corn Chowder with Andouille

Pizza Challenge: Traditional vs. Gourmet

The Hubs and I had a pizza challenge while watching this month’s Food ‘n Flix selection: The Terminal. I know you can’t wait to see who won. . . . → Read More: Pizza Challenge: Traditional vs. Gourmet

Hangover Burger or Heart Attack on a Plate

Fair warning: This is a delicious brunch item….hearty but not healthy in the least! . . . → Read More: Hangover Burger or Heart Attack on a Plate