November 20, 2009

Sweet Potato & Chipotle Soup

sweet potato soup

For tonight’s dinner, I made Sweet Potato & Chipotle Soup from the current issue of Everyday Food.

I am definitely adding this one to the Soup Rotation!

The recipe is labeled-“Smooth & Creamy with a Dash of Spice.”

They aren’t kidding!  You would never guess that there isn’t cream in this soup.  It’s velvety and thick!  Definitely coats the back of a spoon.


November 20, 2009

The Perfect Fried Egg

Today I roasted some red peppers, zucchini & onions in the oven.  I grilled a slab of herb foccacia with olive oil on our indoor grill pan….I fried the egg and the rest was history.

my lunch today


November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Roundup!!!

So I had a little request from lovely Alex of Strawberry Lemonade to do a little roundup of my Thanksgiving pasts/ideas. My mom always hosts Thanksgiving, so most of the weight of the day is on her. She rocks. She’s traditional. She makes a wonderful spread!

For our Thanksgiving, I bring a sweet potato dish topped with pecans & a HUGE batch creamed spinach to the party.  I’ve never blogged the recipes to either one (which kinda shocks me!) Maybe I should….

The past few years I’ve made a fluffy pumpkin tiramisu for dessert, but it usually never gets finished cuz everyone in my family stuffs themselves all day long and never saves room for dessert! I hate that!  It tastes good, but it has a shelf life!

If you are looking for some Thanksgiving ideas, I’ve compiled a few!

If you are on appetizer duty,


Make a Sundried Tomato Goat Cheese Log!


November 16, 2009

Savory Chicken Pocket Pies

Let me begin by telling you how IN LOVE I am with this book!

i am sooo excited to cook from here

Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys by Lucinda Scala Quinn (The Executive Food Director for Martha Stewart Living)  It’s beautifully written and OMG the inside is a graph designer’s dream.  It’s like Blueprint magazine made a cookbook filled with the tastiest looking man food!

I started to mark the recipes I wanted to make with tags and then I had to stop because I found myself marking EVERY SINGLE PAGE.


November 12, 2009

Flashback! Soups!

I’m totally a visual person (if you haven’t guessed that yet). Which means I rely heavily on my computer and old posts/flickr to get me through food cravings…and help me decide what to make for dinner. I suggest taking photos of what you make, so you can reference! Sometimes I look up stuff online thru my phone at the grocery store. Hooray for technology. I am such a slave.

I’ve been looking around at my collection, and realized that I make a lot of soup at this time of year!

I put together a lil post of my favorites!

Each one will no doubt warm you up on a chilly night…or a nice weekend afternoon.

I tend to freeze a few servings with each batch so I can take them to work with me later on.

Today I ate some Mexican Chicken Soup that I made in August. That was pretty cool.


November 11, 2009

Recipe Revisited !

Pulling one out from the vault!  This time I have daylight pics and some tasty additions.

Last night called for something hearty, warm and comforting…..

I made Chicken Sausage & Bean Casserole with Sage!!



November 10, 2009


I have a bunch of fuyu persimmons- what should I do with them?

persimmons loot