Paleo Fig Muffins

Every year my favorite grocery chain has Black Mission and/or Brown Turkey figs BOGO (buy one get one free) and I can never help myself from buying a couple containers of them. Dried figs are one thing; fresh figs are immeasurably better.  The problem is that fresh ones need to be eaten almost immediately or…

How to Kick Up a Basic Viniagrette

When I can, I grow various lettuces in my garden, and when it’s too hot or cold to grow any, I go to Costco or Sam’s and buy them in bulk. Yeah, I’m the weirdo buying the shoebox size container of spinach and the 6-pack of romaine. And I’m not related to the Duggars nor do I…

Fried Egg Salad

I’m pretty much up for trying most foods unless they involve mushrooms. I know, I know. I hear all the time how positively uncivilized I am because I dislike them. And – trust me – I’ve tried to like them. But… I just don’t. So when my husband and I were in Atlanta a few…

Easy Kale & Honeycrisp Salad

Unfortunately, even though it’s a “superfood,” I haven’t been a huge fan of kale. I should love it beyond beyond because I’m almost always anemic, and dark, leafy greens are a great source of iron, but I think it’s on the bitter side. As someone who came to enjoy brusselsprouts late in life exactly because of…

Norwegain Pancakes

For some reason we know several families of Norwegian descent.  Several year ago, we were visiting one of those families in Seattle and we happened to be there during the birthday of one of their little boys.  For breakfast he requested Norwegian Pancakes.  I’d never heard of them before, but when I tasted that first…

A Big Night Birthday Feast – Timpano!

A couple years ago, I was looking on YouTube for a specific scene from the Stanley Tucci and Tony Shaloub 1996 movie Big Night. When I finally did come across it, there was a comment that the scene was basically food porn. I had to laugh at that, because yes, this scene (*beware: expletive ahead!!!) makes you ooh and…