Basic Shrimp and Grits

Basic Shrimp and Grits

Out of everything served at the dinner this was the biggest let…

Out of everything served at the dinner this was the biggest let down, and probably the thing I was looking forward to the most! Most of the reason being that when everything was coming together (and I was trying to KEEP it together!) I forgot to add the cheese making for a fairly dry grits.

“Spicy” White Bread

“Spicy” White Bread

This week I started a four week bread baking class as NSCC…

This week I started a four week bread baking class as NSCC in Dartmouth. After my first class I am already so pleased that I took the class. I’ve learned so much about baking bread already and next week we are getting into multigrain breads. Yum!

Possibly the best Hamburger of all time

Possibly the best Hamburger of all time

After a long weekend of serious partying, I woke up yesterday craving…

After a long weekend of serious partying, I woke up yesterday craving a hamburger. But not just any hamburger, a gourmet burger with cheese and bacon…. to start. The more I got thinking the more I thought about burgers I’d eaten over the past few months. Burgers with sauce, “open faced” burgers, topped with fried egg, the combinations are endless. After a set back of having no buns, (which turned out to be a blessing) my best burger creation to date was born.

Mac and Cheese with Bacon, Roasted Peppers and Carmalized Shallots

Mac and Cheese with Bacon, Roasted Peppers and Carmalized Shallots

Fine Cooking has an excellent article this month on Mac and Cheese.…

Fine Cooking has an excellent article this month on Mac and Cheese. They have great “build-your-own” recipes usually in every issue, and who does not love mac and cheese. Although the recipes are sometimes straight forward, they make you think differently about how recipes are constructed and the ingredients that can go into them.

New Year’s Day Mac and Cheese

New Year’s Day Mac and Cheese

Well my plan of detoxing for a week with no carbs or…

Well my plan of detoxing for a week with no carbs or dairy beginning on Jan 1st was an epic fail. After an evening of way too many mojitos I work up in desperate need for carbs. After thinking about, and quickly dismissing making Kraft Dinner, I decided that if I made my own with whole wheat pasta and milk it wouldn’t be “as bad”. My the things we can convince ourselves of…