Small Batch Pickled Radishes

Pickled Radishes

“What do I know of man’s destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.” ~ Samuel Beckett I can’t tell you much about man’s destiny either … but what I can tell you is that when you pickle radishes, they become tart bundles of deliciousness. Yes, I just used the phrase “tart bundles of deliciousness.” {read more}

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Spicy Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Spicy Breakfast Sausage

Let’s play a little game. Can you spy today’s recipe in my previous post? Okay, that was a pretty easy game, but I’m fairly certain one glimpse of my spicy homemade breakfast sausage will have you heading straight to the kitchen to make some. And why wouldn’t you? Making your own breakfast sausage takes only {read more}

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Fire and Ice Pickles

Fire and Ice Pickles

A few weeks ago, The Chef and I had lunch at Bogarts Smokehouse, one of our favorite barbeque joints here in St. Louis. I always know what I’m going to order before I even step inside Bogarts — a plate of burnt ends with pit baked beans and barbecued pork skins. And I also know {read more}

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Asparagus, Wild Mushroom, & Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Asparagus, Wild Mushroom, & Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Spring is here! Spring is here! Spring is here! And yes, I am truly this excited that Spring is here! It’s been a lousy winter here in the Midwest. Multiple snowfalls, below freezing temperatures, and a head cold that just won’t quit have had me yearning for Spring much more than in years past … {read more}

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Buffalo Chicken Bites

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Yes, this is another appetizer made with miniature phyllo cups. IT’S LIKE I CAN’T HELP MYSELF. But what else is one to do when there’s leftover chicken in the fridge? Okay, I could have used it for a myraid of things … chicken soup, BBQ chicken pizza, chicken enchiladas … or even tacos, tortas, burritos, {read more}

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Spicy Mediterranean Bites

Spicy Mediterranean Bites

It’s official … I love miniature phyllo shells filled with just about anything. Don’t believe me? Well, then, let me introduce into evidence these Mardi Gras-worthy muffaletta bites … and these sweet and spicy phyllo poppers. Looking for something on the sweeter side? How about these miniature nut tarts two ways, one way made with {read more}

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Lemon and Mint “Detox” Water

Lemon Mint Detox Water

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Chances are we’ve all heard that statement before … and I’d hedge a bet that we’ve all said it a time or two ourselves. I tend to utter those words on January 2nd each year as I recommit to my happy, healthy body plan {read more}

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Holiday Baked Brie

Holiday Baked Brie

Another Christmas has come and gone … and I hope your holiday was as wonderful as mine! From a lovely morning spent with The Chef to an amazing suprise from the cutest niece and nephews in the world, it truly was a Christmas Day to remember. And now that the Christmas holiday is behind us, {read more}

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Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzels

Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzels

This post is simply titled, “Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzels.” This post should have been titled, “Holy moly. I need to make Christmas gifts for the neighbors ASAP because I came home to find yummy treats from two of them on our doorstep last night!” So, what’s a food blogger to do when she needs to {read more}

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Spicy Taco Soup

Spicy Taco Soup

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go … let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. While it didn’t snow here in St. Louis this past weekend, I did have to finish some last-minute Christmas shopping in the cold, freezing rain, which {read more}

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