Gambas al Ajillo – Asheville’s Cúrate Tapas Bar
Gambas al Ajillo from Curate Tapas Bar in Asheville, North Carolina. Some people wonder aimlessly through life, responding to whatever trial or happiness drifts their way. Others look at the world as a giant classroom; finding the lesson in each stage of life, seeking to learn and grow from every new experience, continuously acting rather […]
Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests
Lemonade Rice Krispies Chicks in Cocoa Krispies Nests: Recently I was given the opportunity to participate in a challenge hosted by The Motherhood and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. As Rice Krispies are my hubby’s favorite cereal, I jumped at the chance to be a part.
Irish Dubliner Fondue
Irish Dubliner Fondue: Who says Saint Paddy’s Day means Corned Beef and Green Beer? Sometimes the most FUN holiday dishes aren’t the most traditional.
Roasted Red Pepper Aioli and Steamed Artichokes
Zesty Roasted Red Pepper Aioli and Steamed Artichokes, a low carb recipe that is great for snacking!
Chai Latte Cookies
This last Saturday was my final baking day before Christmas. I spent eleven hours baking and baking, until I had enough cookies to fill a plate for many of our close friends–and then some! It was very tiring, but I always enjoy the process of creating homemade gifts. It feels like you’re offering your loved […]
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Grilled Tuna and Avocado Salad
As a child I was enamored by cooking shows. You might remember my favorites. Of course, Julia Child on The French Chef. How could you not love Julia? But I also eagerly watched Wok With Yan, mostly focused on Asian stir-fries and The Cajun Cook, Justin Wilson, who seemed to shove whole garlic cloves into […]
Chai Pani’s Malabar Chicken
Chai Pani, Asheville North Carolina If you had to reinvent yourself…if your family’s future, and your personal joy, depended on a new career choice, what would you do? In the last couple years, many have had to ask themselves this question and resolved that life can be different. No, life can be BETTER than it […]
Adobo Grilled Pork with Esquite Stuffed Onions
Adobo Grilled Pork from Curras Nuevo Cuisine in Asheville, NC. A delicious blend of Latin spices paired with an amazing toasted corn Mexican snack.
Hibiscus Ginger Iced Tea and Martini
Hibiscus Ginger Tea and Martini Recipe – This recipe’s delicate floral essence, laced with a bright citrusy note, and ginger spice, makes for the best iced tea….. Or martini… That one could ask for!
Dutch Babies with Mulberry-Rhubarb Compote
A Multi-Purpose Meal~ It’s nice to find things that serve more than one purpose. Dryer sheets, for instance, are perfect for softening laundry, freshening stinky shoes and gently scenting the clothes in a packed suitcase. Coffee grounds…not only for your daily cup, but also for flavoring meat rubs and desserts, boosting your potting soil and […]
Pasta Puttanesca with New York Strips and Crispy Basil
Here is a classic BIG-flavor dish that takes a short amount of time to prepare. Pasta Puttanesca, the word puttan means worthless, or throw-away (also slang for hooker) in Italian and several other languages. The dish was named puttanesca because the ingredients were all a chef had left in his pantry one night–just the leftover […]