Breakfasts

Old-School Crunchy & Gooey Apple Crisp

Black-eyed peas and greens are mandatory for New Year’s Day in the South. Yes, we had them yesterday with cornbread. I wasn’t going to post yet another recipe when the internet was filled with black-eyed pea recipes, but my concoction was SO good that the Official Recipe Taster kept saying,”You really should post this,” as […]

Chicken

Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana…Reworked

How much do I LOVE Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana? Well, let’s just say that after going there repeatedly just to get soup, I finally got disgusted with myself and decided to figure out the recipe and start making it myself. Whether or not the following recipe is exactly theirs, I honestly haven’t a clue, but […]

Bread, Glorious Bread!

Fresh Apple Cake with Buttery Maple Syrup Glaze

There’s a crisp bite to the night air. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Election ads have finally stopped running. Yes, it’s officially Autumn! Bring on the Pumpkin Pie! Or Cranberry Loaf! Or apple anything as long as it involves sugar and butter! I’m loving this moist cakey quick bread which feature chunks of apples […]

Gluten-Free

Curried Eggplant with Garbanzo Beans and Spinach

I absolutely freakin’ love Indian food. Unfortunately, I have not had a great amount of success in replicating the deliciousness found at my favorite Indian food restaurant. ….until this recipe. This dish is simply omg-yum-drool-amazing and even better, it’s the easiest thing ever! Inspired, I knocked out a quick batch of naan. Don’t let the […]

Rustic Pear Tart

There is something about Autumn that brings out the “cozy’. Wool sweaters, roaring fires, thick down comforters, and hearty peasant food. The following recipe is a perfect example of pie “gone native”…..after all, what did people do before pie pans were a buck each at the Dollar Tree? They improvised, that’s what! And with delicious […]

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