Bacon, Almond and Herb Stuffing

My Nana made the best stuffing.  It was dark brown, mushy and looked like something the Adams Family might have a conversation with before eating it, but it was also damn good.  Digging into it was quite the adventure.  What was that I just found?  A bit of celery?  Sliced mushroom?  A scrap of turkey? …

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Foolproof Cheesy Carbonara

    When I’m feeling particularly hedonistic, I find myself time and time again throwing together pasta carbonara for a decadent meal.  One day I found myself in the midst of putting it all together when I discovered that there just wasn’t enough Parmesan cheese to make it to my liking.  Still, the bacon was…

The Ultimate Tomato Soup

             In these trying times I find it difficult to be cheerful in my food blog.   We are living in highly charged political times and when you’re depressed by the news but can’t stop watching it, what’s the point of shamelessly promoting your chicken wing recipe? It just seems frivolous….

Spicepaw’s Spag Bol

Things I have learned as an American in my relationship with my British husband: 1. it’s never too early to start drinking on Christmas (I kind of like this rule) 2. Potatoes are an important vegetable in every meal and don’t try to reduce the amount and 3. Spaghetti Bolognese is not just pasta with…

Bacon Pesto Brunch Pastries

  Ever watch the Great British Bake Off?  Contestants of all ages and backgrounds compete over who can make the best cake, tart , biscuit and/or pastry.  Using their best efforts and a small child’s weight in butter, they create stunning baked goods only to be told in critical detail that it’s just not right. …

BLT sushi rolls

The process of making sushi rolls always seemed mysterious to me.  For someone who has a difficult time hanging a picture straight, how the hell was I going to put together a nice tight sushi roll?  Like the little dude from Karate Kid, the true mastery of this skill eluded me for some time.     Naturally…