Spicy Maple Balsamic Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Vegetables and Goat Cheese

Spicy Maple Balsamic Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Vegetables and Goat Cheese

It feels like decades since I’ve made a post although it’s only…

Chicken Balsmaic Pizza

It feels like decades since I’ve made a post although it’s only been a week. I have new roommates, and a new kitchen to work in. I have a bunch of new toys I’ve received over Christmas, including a pressure cooker so there will lots of exciting things to try in the new year.

Chicken Carbonara with Bacon and Mushrooms

Chicken Carbonara with Bacon and Mushrooms

The best pasta carbonara I’ve ever had was last year in Barcelona.…

The best pasta carbonara I’ve ever had was last year in Barcelona. Yes Barcelona, not in Italy, at a build-your-own pasta bar, where everything was made right in front of you with fresh pasta. Ever since then I have been trying to replicate it, and although last night’s dinner was good – it wasn’t nearly as delicious as that pasta in Barcelona.

Last night’s dinner was also a “first” moment for me.

Chicken Dinner on a Weeknight

Chicken Dinner on a Weeknight

I was cooking dinner for a friend who’d been away working for…

I was cooking dinner for a friend who’d been away working for the past 6 weeks. When I asked him what he wanted he said “anything that wasn’t restaurant food”. I couldn’t think of anything more homey and delicious then a roasted chicken BUT it was a Monday night. I wasn’t going home from work on a Monday and cooking a whole chicken. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs, almost always, because they have more fat and stay more moist then chicken breast. Since I didn’t have time to brine, I used some left over bacon I had to keep things moist and leftover fall veggies to make it a one pot dish!

Who said I can’t make MAYO!!!

Who said I can’t make MAYO!!!

Yesterday I made a cake involving 9 egg whites and no yokes.…

Yesterday I made a cake involving 9 egg whites and no yokes. I could remember that there was something I liked to make with egg yokes but it took googling to remind me of the evasive mayo that I had unsuccessfully attempted earlier this year.
Now I’m not going to lie. I love love LOVE mayo. I will make any excuse to smear it on anything, so the thought of making it, making a BETTER mayo then the commercial brands excites me.