I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Spaghetti

  I’ve mentioned before that we have a fairly repetitive rotation of meals we eat throughout the week. Some things get retired or get put on the back burner, so to speak, when we get tired of it. The beloved Taco Tuesday has seen this fate once or twice. But there is one meal in particular that is so popular in this house I don’t think it will ever be skipped or taken out of the …

Déjà Garlic Bread

I would like to take this time to apologize. Why am I apologizing? Well, one, because I feel like I’m neglecting all 9 of you who regularly check out my blog. I’ve been crazy busy with moving and I’m missing out on primo fall-time recipe opportunities. So for that, I’m deeply sorry. And two, because I’m posting about Garlic Bread again. I know, I know. All I’ve been posting about lately is garlic and bread, and I …

The Garlic of the Gods

I’ve been in this garlicy, bready kind of mood lately, have you noticed? Nah, I bet you didn’t. But if you did, you’re probably wondering what I have up my sleeve next. Go ahead, guess.. (If you guessed bread, I’ll give you another chance to guess garlic….) Yes! Garlic! Good guess. There has to be hundreds of things you can do with garlic, but today I’m just focusing on roasting it. If you’ve never roasted …

What the Focaccia?!

Being someone who has worked in the kitchen, you know what’s right and what’s wrong. You know where someone in the back is cutting corners, and you know why. You can tell when something is done on purpose, like strategically placing burnt, overdone potatoes underneath fresh ones, hoping no one would notice. When it comes to problems like that it’s amazing how often “on purpose” coincides with “half assed”. You can also tell when something …

Garlic + Bread = Love

Have you ever had a giant bowl of pasta, then afterwards still feel a little empty inside? Like something was missing and you just couldn’t figure out what? Well I’ll tell you what was missing… Garlic Bread. If you’re having pasta, no matter how much of it you have in front of you, there should always be a plate of garlic bread near by. Matter of fact, I’m sure that’s written in stone somewhere. And …

Welcome… to Jurassic Pork

I’ve been going at this for a couple of months and not once have I mentioned anything with pork. This realization has brought much shame to not only me, but my family and heritage as well. As a matter of fact, this is probably the reason why my little blog has not taken off yet. I completely understand, Internet. And I do not blame you. But fear not, for I have a remedy… Pernil. Or as …

Seven Days Without Chocolate Makes One Weak

  Desserts are like mistresses. They are bad for you. So if you are having one, you might as well have two.                                                                                                            …

Winner , Winner …

Even were a cook to cook a fly, he would keep the breast for himself.                                 ~Polish  Proverb Growing up, my mother cooked everyday. Yeah, we’d occasionally get a pizza night or go out to that seafood place with the big red bottom dwelling crustacean. But most of the time, she’d be slaving away in the kitchen, cooking up a storm …

A Naked Banana Lacks Appeal

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.                                ~Groucho Marx I don’t mind eating healthy. I enjoy fruits and veggies prepared in numerous ways. But I must say – when dealing with bananas, one of my favorite ways is pan fried in sugar and butter. It’s just the way nature intended. This was introduced to me when eating …