Dark Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Pom Blueberry Glaze

Fall must be on the way, because I’m starting to feel the need to bake.  I don’t bake much anymore. That probably has something to do with the tiny man running around my house. I also don’t eat many baked goods these days, so it kind of works out. But after spending more than 15… [read more]

Buh-bye, French Fry

In our house, Friday night is take-out night. Last night, I made what I thought was a pretty good choice: a grilled tuna sandwich.  Of course, as usual, that pretty good choice came with a giant pile of fries. As I sat and ate those fries, I became aware of the fact that I did… [read more]

Mama Soul Food: Honey Ginger Overnight Oat Pancakes with Sauteed Cinnamon Peaches

Yesterday, I had a banana for lunch. Not a good idea.  While a banana might be a perfectly healthy choice for a snack, it’s not exactly a well-balanced lunch, and I spent  most of the day feeling sluggish and tired, and frankly, uninspired. Can you really trace all that back to a meager lunch? I… [read more]

Fried Green Tomatoes

I’m not sure what it is about fried green tomatoes that makes me want to learn how to cook them perfectly. Sure, I loved the movie, and that is where I first learned of their existence, but it goes beyond that.  If you do a recipe search for fried green tomatoes, you’ll find a lot… [read more]

Adapt My Recipe: Stuffed Pepper Soup

Who says summer isn’t the season for soup? My father-in-law just purchased a half a side of beef  half a beef  half a cow whole lot of grass-fed beef, and offered us some to take home and fill up our freezer. (That ^^shows you how much beef I eat. What do you call that anyway?) Since… [read more]