Mushroom Peppercorn Cream Sauce and Alexia Premium Side Dishes

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Alexia Alright, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s something I don’t go blabbering to just anyone, either. So I hope you walk away from this with your newly found cosmic wisdom and have a better appreciation for the finer things in life…. The truth is…. I’m the biggest cheater of a food blogger you’ll ever meet. What do I mean? I …

The Wife’s Sunday Dinners: Sweet Potato Gratin

Winter is coming… But first is fall, baby! Best season ever! Don’t sit there and start trying to think of reasons why it’s not, you’ll just be wasting your time. You could think about winter and the pretty snowfall and cozy nights by a fire, or spring and the beauty of the flowers and the warmer breezes. And yeah, summer is nice too, I guess. Soaking up the rays, enjoying the outdoors and whatnot like …

Antipasto and You!

Once upon a time, in a mystical, unforgivably hot, far away land – that you may know as Florida – lived my wife and I. It’s hard to think about it now, but we were young once. We lived recklessly and laughed in the face of responsibility. We did unspeakable things that I, as a parent now, am appalled by. What did we do? I’m almost afraid to tell you because I know we’ll be …

The Wife’s Sunday Dinners – Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Dark Horse I hope you guys are ready because this is a post yeeeeeears in the making. Ever since I started the blog I’ve been trying my hardest to get permission to do this recipe. And after countless hours of drilling and persuading, I finally got the rights from the creator to go for it. Yes, my wife is finally letting me post her Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe! What?! What do you mean what’s …

Mango Salsa

Summer! …Summer is here, right? It better be because it’s pretty hot out there. It could be just as hot here as it is in Florida but I wouldn’t complain. I’d be able to find solace in the fact that the heat will only last a few short months rather than 10 straight months with a cool breeze the other 2. And speaking of a few short months… I just wanted to make everyone aware …

Bread and Salt & The Sacred Law of Hospitality

The Rains of Castamere ‘String Quartet’ Happy Game of Thrones Day Week! I know, I know.. I’m a few days late and I missed all the premier viewing parties, but season 4 just started! You have 9 more weeks to make this and share it with guests! If you’re not sure what I’m talking about and you don’t watch Game of Thrones, season 4 premiered last night and there is plenty cause for celebration! If you …

Onions, Caramelization and You

If you’ve never made caramelized onions before then you’ve been missing out. It has to be the best way to have onions. …If you don’t count deep frying them. I can understand if you were intimidated and didn’t want to venture into the deep, dark, scary road that is caramelizing onions. But at the same time, I don’t understand at all! Like all things that are worth making in the kitchen, the secret behind caramelizing …

What’s Taters, Precious?!

“What’s Taters, eh?” “PO-TAY-TOES! Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew…” Haha. Sorry… Whenever I see the word “taters” I always hear poor, little Smeagol asking what they are. I love me some mashed potatoes. And there are close to a bajillion ways to make them. Not talking proper vs improper, I’m talking all the different things you can put in them to make them different. These today are your basic garlic variety. …

Creamed KoRn

I’m not going to lie to you. I never made creamed corn before I started making shepherd’s pie. I never had any ambition to make it. I never had it growing up. My grandmother used to make a thousand things but never once do I recall her making creamed corn. When I made it the first time, my wife had to correct me on how it was supposed to taste! Fast forward to today and …