Brunch Mac

Can we talk comfort? All this time and space we are given due to circumstances and comfort still escapes us. So we look for it in shapely glasses of wine, in music, in 5 minute coffee breaks, in people, in food. Im focusing on the oven baked comfort of mac and cheese this week. The…

Easy Cheesy Mozzarella Sticks

A girl walks into a bar… Too soon? As of lately this girl is going for long walks to the kitchen. Bar food is a thing of the recent past considering this quarantine. I miss the late night simple things; a juicy burger with fries, buffalo wings, jalapeno poppers, pizza that looks like slices from…

Pineapple Pecan Bread

Mom and I have started to try and schedule morning coffee sessions; social distance style. I called her Sunday morning and exclaimed, “Wake up! Its coffee time”. She replied, “I can’t have my coffee without a pastry or slice of something”. Shortly there after she sent me a picture of a slice of lemon loaf…

Balsamic Shrimp

Balsamic Vinegar was used as a disinfectant in the middle ages. Considering our worldly circumstances, it seemed like a timely and shareable fact. I’ve always been fascinated with the multi-uses of vinegar in general; its preservative and healing properties mostly. Growing up as a child, vinegar was the go-to for tummy aches and colds. As…

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

I found myself down the internet rabbit hole of asparagus history today. I guess I got lost in the poetry of food which is quite easy for me. Imagine plates and table settings as edible literature. Back when Shakespeare was drawing breath and contemplating how to tug at our heartstrings people were in the markets…

Cajun Penne with Andouille Sausage & Shrimp

In my kitchen I have a menu vision board. Its a guide of sorts for me. I use the board to scribble proteins or flavor profiles I want to cook in the coming days. This month I scribbled Lamb, Andouille Sausage, and Scallops. Considering the finesse that goes into lamb and scallops, the fact that…

Junk Food Brownie

Bake the rules with this junk food brownie. I included the ingredients I used below. However you can add whatever snacks your prefer to your gooey batter. Ingredients: Cheddar/Caramel Popcorn Mix (1/2 cup) Pretzels (1/2 cup) Walnuts (1/3 cup) Caramel Sauce ( drizzle after baking) Brownie Mix Instructions: Mix your brownie batter. In a Ziploc…