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by / Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 13 of 2013

Top 13 of 2013 Top 13 of 2013

Okay, it's true.  I usually don't do a "best of" post to close out the year.  I ...

by / Monday, December 30, 2013

13 "Would-Be" Blog Posts of 2013

13 "Would-Be" Blog Posts of 2013 13 "Would-Be" Blog Posts of 2013

In keeping with my year-end tradition, it's time to dust off the unused photos from the past y...

by / Sunday, December 29, 2013

Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

So, I'm not really the kind of person that makes resolutions.  I'd rather set goals.  Alth...

by / Friday, December 27, 2013

"Green Fairy" Cakes

"Green Fairy" Cakes "Green Fairy" Cakes

Okay, so I've mentioned before that I'm a bit of a procrastinator at times, right?  Well, ...

by / Thursday, December 26, 2013

Turkey Tenderloins with Madeira Gravy

Turkey Tenderloins with Madeira Gravy Turkey Tenderloins with Madeira Gravy

This year, I didn't roast a whole turkey at all during the holidays.  That's a first.  Esp...

by / Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Angry Elf Cocktail ...inspired by Elf for Food 'n Flix

<b>Angry Elf Cocktail</b> <i>...inspired by Elf for Food 'n Flix</i> Angry Elf Cocktail ...inspired by Elf for Food 'n Flix

If I had to name my top 5 Christmas movies - Elf would be on that list.  We actually own quite a f...

by / Monday, December 23, 2013

Acorn Squash and Chorizo Seco Tacos {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

<b>Acorn Squash and Chorizo Seco Tacos</b> {12 Weeks of Winter Squash} Acorn Squash and Chorizo Seco Tacos {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

As usual, time is flying by.  This is already week number 8 of the 12 Weeks of Winter Squash.  I ima...

by / Sunday, December 22, 2013

Who Hash (aka Roast Beast Hash), inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Who Hash (aka Roast Beast Hash), inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas Who Hash (aka Roast Beast Hash), inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This week for Sunday Supper, we are creating recipes inspired by holiday movies and music.  Now, I...

by / Thursday, December 19, 2013

Menudo (Red Chile Tripe Soup)

<b>Menudo</b> (Red Chile Tripe Soup) Menudo (Red Chile Tripe Soup)

Menudo is touted for it's ability to help cure a hangover.  This is due to its high Vitamin B co...

by / Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Boozy Coconut White Hot Chocolate + Spiked Banana Bread #CaptainsTable

<b>Boozy Coconut White Hot Chocolate</b> + <b>Spiked Banana Bread</b> #CaptainsTable Boozy Coconut White Hot Chocolate + Spiked Banana Bread #CaptainsTable

Round two of the #CaptainsTable challenge is underway, and the theme this time round is simply &q...

by / Monday, December 16, 2013

Winter Squash {cocktail} + Butternut Squash Vodka {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

<b>Winter Squash {cocktail} + Butternut Squash Vodka</b> {12 Weeks of Winter Squash} Winter Squash {cocktail} + Butternut Squash Vodka {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

In my quest to find new and exciting ways to use winter squash, I remembered a cocktail that I'd...

by / Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mandarin Spice Mulled Wine

Mandarin Spice Mulled Wine Mandarin Spice Mulled Wine

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gallo Family Vineyards in conjunction with Sunda...

by / Saturday, December 14, 2013

Magimix 5200XL 16-cup Food Processor by Robot-Coupe + Dough Bowl Attachment {product review}

Magimix 5200XL 16-cup Food Processor by Robot-Coupe + Dough Bowl Attachment {product review} Magimix 5200XL 16-cup Food Processor by Robot-Coupe + Dough Bowl Attachment {product review}

I received a complimentary Magimix 5200XL food processor and the dough bowl attachment for the purpo...

by / Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls {#GRAINHoliday}

<b>Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls</b> {#GRAINHoliday} Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls {#GRAINHoliday}

A while back, I posed a serious question on Facebook . "Gingerbread: Cake or Bread?"  I ...

by / Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Butternut Squash and Prosciutto Bucatini Carbonara #12WeeksofWinterSquash

<b>Butternut Squash and Prosciutto Bucatini Carbonara</b> #12WeeksofWinterSquash Butternut Squash and Prosciutto Bucatini Carbonara #12WeeksofWinterSquash

A few days ago, an overwhelming desire for Carbonara came over me.  I needed that silky sauce like p...

by / Monday, December 9, 2013

Roasted Red Pepper, Basil, and Almond Pesto Crostini {#FreshGifts}

<b>Roasted Red Pepper, Basil, and Almond Pesto Crostini</b> {#FreshGifts} Roasted Red Pepper, Basil, and Almond Pesto Crostini {#FreshGifts}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AeroGarden in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY.  Al...

by / Sunday, December 8, 2013

Buttery Herb Pull-Apart Rolls

Buttery Herb Pull-Apart Rolls Buttery Herb Pull-Apart Rolls

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices. All opinions...

by / Friday, December 6, 2013

Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Pecan Streusel

Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Pecan Streusel Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Pecan Streusel

Years ago, I concluded that I am just not "that blogger".  You know the one.  They'r...

by / Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Salisbury Steak {#WeekdaySupper}

<b>Salisbury Steak</b> {#WeekdaySupper} Salisbury Steak {#WeekdaySupper}

Sometimes I get a craving for a throw-back meal...something retro.  As in, a meal that no matter t...

by / Monday, December 2, 2013

Pumpkin Fry Bread {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

<b>Pumpkin Fry Bread</b> {12 Weeks of Winter Squash} Pumpkin Fry Bread {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

...or is it Fried Pumpkin Bread?  My intention was for this to be a somewhat typical fry bread.  Fla...

by / Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cranberry Spiced Rum Fizz #CaptainsTable

<b>Cranberry Spiced Rum Fizz</b> #CaptainsTable Cranberry Spiced Rum Fizz #CaptainsTable

When I think festive holiday drinks, the first ones I lean toward are FIZZES!  I don't know wh...

by / Saturday, November 30, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Mousse ...inspired by Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? {food 'n flix}

<b>Chocolate Coconut Mousse</b> <i>...inspired by Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?</i> {food 'n flix} Chocolate Coconut Mousse ...inspired by Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? {food 'n flix}

This month's Food 'n Flix pick was one that I had never seen before.  An oldie, but goodie...

by / Friday, November 29, 2013

Spiced Pumpkin Rum Flan #CaptainsTable

<b>Spiced Pumpkin Rum Flan</b> #CaptainsTable Spiced Pumpkin Rum Flan #CaptainsTable

Do you have a go-to dessert for a specific holiday?  I tend to choose lemon bars and a fresh cocon...

by / Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fast Focaccia with Prosciutto, Asparagus, and Shallots #passtheprosciutto

<b>Fast Focaccia with Prosciutto, Asparagus, and Shallots</b> #passtheprosciutto Fast Focaccia with Prosciutto, Asparagus, and Shallots #passtheprosciutto

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Parma Ham - Pass the Prosciutto.  All opinions a...

by / Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Why I'm sitting at the #CaptainsTable this holiday season...

Why I'm sitting at the #CaptainsTable this holiday season... Why I'm sitting at the #CaptainsTable this holiday season...

Over the next 3 months, I will be joining 14 other bloggers in the #CaptainsTable Challenge .  We ...

by / Monday, November 25, 2013

Roasted Delicata Squash and Tuscan Kale Pasta {Cook the Books + 12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

<b>Roasted Delicata Squash and Tuscan Kale Pasta</b> {Cook the Books + 12 Weeks of Winter Squash} Roasted Delicata Squash and Tuscan Kale Pasta {Cook the Books + 12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

I first read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life , 5 or 6 years ago.  I think it only to...

by / Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

What is a gooey butter cake, you ask?  And why is it called cake when it looks more like pie?  Tho...

by / Friday, November 22, 2013

Flavored Sea Salts {DIY}

Flavored Sea Salts {DIY} Flavored Sea Salts {DIY}

I hate to tell you this, but there is just over a month left until Christmas.  The time has come t...

by / Thursday, November 21, 2013

Stuffed Mushrooms {vegan} #SpreadCheer

<b>Stuffed Mushrooms {vegan}</b> #SpreadCheer Stuffed Mushrooms {vegan} #SpreadCheer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GO Veggie! in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY.  Al...

by / Monday, November 18, 2013

Pumpkin Hummus Mashed Potatoes {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

<b>Pumpkin Hummus Mashed Potatoes</b> {12 Weeks of Winter Squash} Pumpkin Hummus Mashed Potatoes {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

I had intended to share an entirely different squashy dish with you today.  It had pasta and kale an...

by / Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pumpkin Hummus w/ Spiced Lamb

Pumpkin Hummus w/ Spiced Lamb Pumpkin Hummus w/ Spiced Lamb

Everybody has a few dishes that they make that are miles above the same dish when made by someone ...

by / Saturday, November 16, 2013

Aloo Paratha {Bread Baking Babes}

<b>Aloo Paratha</b> {Bread Baking Babes} Aloo Paratha {Bread Baking Babes}

My paratha rolling needs perfecting.  To say the least.  These whole wheat flatbreads are stuffed ...

by / Friday, November 15, 2013

Pizza Toast #WeekdaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

<b>Pizza Toast</b> #WeekdaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable Pizza Toast #WeekdaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance.  All opinions are my own. For Weekday Supper...

by / Thursday, November 14, 2013

#SundaySupper is Squashin' Winter!

#SundaySupper is Squashin' Winter! #SundaySupper is Squashin' Winter!

'Tis the season.  The season for piles upon piles of winter squash.  From deep oranges to warm...

by / Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Gram's Seasoned Chops (+ Sweet Brown Butter Cornbread) #FoodMemory

<b>Gram's Seasoned Chops (+ Sweet Brown Butter Cornbread)</b> #FoodMemory Gram's Seasoned Chops (+ Sweet Brown Butter Cornbread) #FoodMemory

One of the food "subjects" near and dear to my heart is food memory.  The way a smell, a...

by / Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Skellig Biscuit Apple Cobbler

Skellig Biscuit Apple Cobbler Skellig Biscuit Apple Cobbler

Trying to eat cheese with apple pie cost me the tip of my finger.  But I've told you that stor...

by / Monday, November 11, 2013

Spaghetti Squash w/ Apples & Pistachios {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

<b>Spaghetti Squash w/ Apples & Pistachios</b> {12 Weeks of Winter Squash} Spaghetti Squash w/ Apples & Pistachios {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

Okay.  I'll be the first to say it.  This dish looks kinda boring.  But if you just give it a ...

by / Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cheesy Italian Sausage & Kale Quiche

Cheesy Italian Sausage & Kale Quiche Cheesy Italian Sausage & Kale Quiche

Ah yes, how I adore the four basic food groups: Bread, booze, garlic, and CHEESE.   What's tha...

by / Friday, November 8, 2013

Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops {#WeekdaySupper}

<b>Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops</b> {#WeekdaySupper} Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops {#WeekdaySupper}

These fat pork chops smothered in a rich and tangy sauce pack such a massive flavor punch that you...

by / Monday, November 4, 2013

Spiced Butternut Squash w/ Red Onion {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

Spiced Butternut Squash w/ Red Onion {12 Weeks of Winter Squash} Spiced Butternut Squash w/ Red Onion {12 Weeks of Winter Squash}

Guess what time it is? WINTER SQUASH TIME!  Yes, today kicks off another edition of the 12 Weeks o...

by / Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fried Cauliflower w/ Sesame Parsley Sauce

Fried Cauliflower w/ Sesame Parsley Sauce Fried Cauliflower w/ Sesame Parsley Sauce

When I was in high school, my favorite food to buy when the fair was in town (aside from elephant ...

by / Friday, November 1, 2013

How to Make Basic Mexican Sugar Skulls

How to Make Basic Mexican Sugar Skulls How to Make Basic Mexican Sugar Skulls

Every year I tell myself and anyone else who will listen that this is the year that I will be mak...

Cinnamon-Cardamom Buns {#TwelveLoaves: Spice}

<b>Cinnamon-Cardamom Buns</b> {#TwelveLoaves: Spice} Cinnamon-Cardamom Buns {#TwelveLoaves: Spice}

We eat our fair share of freshly baked bread in this house (as you well know if you hang out here at...

by / Thursday, October 31, 2013

Toasted Sesame Honey Chicken #CampbellSauces

<b>Toasted Sesame Honey Chicken</b> #CampbellSauces Toasted Sesame Honey Chicken #CampbellSauces

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell's Dinner Sauces. All opinions are ...




Heather is a Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, dark beer, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.

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