Monthly archives: August, 2014

Caramelized Pear Ice Cream

Caramelized Pear Ice Cream

I got an ice cream maker for a wedding present.  When I got married almost 9 years ago, I thought it would be cool to register for an ice cream maker, but never really imagined I would use it all that much.  Surprisingly, it’s been through a lot of use.  The other day I had


Bacon Breakfast Ring

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  If I had to skip one meal it would probably be lunch.  Of course there’s nothing better than a combination of the two – brunch, but I digress.  Back to breakfast.  I think I like breakfast so much because I love bacon.  I could never be a


Cowboy Style Beans

There’s nothing better than a big ol’ pot o’ beans.  Don’t get me wrong, every time I think about beans, I think about that little song…you know the one…now it’s in your head.  Hah.  Beans are very good for you – as long as you make them yourself and you know what’s in them.  Of


Sweet Corn and Jalepeno Dip

Dip.  What a fantastic invention!  Hot and cheesy dip.  Throw in a little spicy heat and a little bacon and you can sign me right up!  Use the chip or crostini as a vehicle to get the dip into your belly and you are all set! So the other day KB had some friends over


Healthy Baked Spaghetti

The title of this recipe is probably misleading.  Normally when you think of baked spaghetti you think of a thick and hearty meat sauce, mixed with noodles and cheese and baked until bubbly.  Well this is all that, but using turkey sausage and mung bean noodles.  So that’s the healthy aspect.  But the other day


Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that you either hate or love to hate.  Hah.  KB hates cauliflower.  I’ve always wondered why – until he told me it was because it really doesn’t taste like anything.  And he’s kind of right.  It also smells kind of funny when you steam it.  Anyways, I know the


No-Bake Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

While I was on my big health kick this summer, I decided to make some relatively-clean sweets/snacks that I could munch on if I had a craving for sweets.  I mean if the worst ingredient in them was a handful of mini-chocolate chips, how bad could the recipe be?  I added a bunch of stuff


Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

Who doesn’t love bacon?  And caramelized onions?   I can’t say there’s ever been a time when I’ve turned down either of the two.  Or both together.  One time I felt like I had put bacon in every meal in one day and I thought to steer away from bacon in dinner, but KB reminded


Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I’ve always wanted to learn to make my own cheese.  Something where I know exactly what goes into it and something that tastes so much better than the packaged stuff.  I know there are all kinds of artisanal cheeses that are delicious and I will buy those over the mass-produced in an instant, but there’s


Clean Zucchini Fritters

It’s definitely that time of year when zucchini and yellow squash are abundant.  And cheap.  Because everyone has zucchini and yellow squash.   Even me with my light-green thumb has an abundance of home grown zucchini and yellow squash.  So my normal go-to recipe for zucchini is to saute it in some olive oil with