Monthly archives: November, 2014

Clean Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Clean Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

I don’t know how I can even blog about food this morning.   We had a LOT of food yesterday.  And will probably have leftovers for lunch and dinner for at least 3-4 days. It was delicious.  Maybe that’s why Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I plan the menu a few weeks in


Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

So a few weeks ago, it was National Pumpkin Cheesecake day.  And I’m not sure why, but I felt the need to celebrate.  And since it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, I decided to blog this recipe today.  Pumpkin cheesecake.  Cheesecake in general.  Creamy center with a crunchy crust.  And what else can I say about pumpkin, one


Clean Crockpot Jambalaya with Buffalo Sausage

By now you all know how much I love my crockpot.  She’s been with me since the days when I used to live in Alaska.  One of these days I will upgrade, but for now she works great!  There’s nothing better than throwing a bunch of ingredients in the crockpot and coming home to a


Stuffed Acorn Squash

It’s that time of year…fall.  I love fall.  The leaves change, the weather changes, my mood changes…hah.  When I lived in California, I never really experienced fall.  It was really just summer and then a less warm version of summer.  That’s the one thing I like about living in the Northeast.  Four seasons.  Although it


Asian Shepherd’s Pie

When it gets cold, I tend to switch to making comfort foods.  I think that’s pretty normal.  I don’t think it’s normal for me to live in cold weather though.  I grew up in Southern California, and if I had my way, I would be living there permanently.  Maybe not in the desert where I


Avocado Tuna Melt

The other day I had a ripe avocado and I didn’t know what to do with it.  So naturally,  I made a tuna melt.  That may seem a little random, but I assure you, it made complete sense to me at the time.  Especially since it was lunch time and I also had a can


Habanero Jelly

So normally when I plant a garden, I plant a hot pepper (jalapeno) plant or two.  But this past summer, I went a little crazy and planted two jalapeno plants (which one turned out to be a cayenne pepper plant) and a habanero plant.  I wasn’t too sure why I did the habanero, because let’s


Baked Stuffed Eggplant

Eggplant is one of those vegetables that can be very tricky.  It’s either really boring or really delicious.  Sometimes it can be slimy and sometimes it can be bitter.  I think it’s all in how you use it.  The other day I bought an eggplant with the intention of making eggplant parmesan.  But that can


Maple Bacon Ice Cream Sandwiches

What’s not to love about maple and bacon?  Bacon and maple.   I’ve always loved bacon, but it hasn’t been until recently that I bought into the whole sweet-salty-bacon-maple craze.  And man is it something.  The other day I ran across this recipe on Food and Wine: http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/food/diy-maple-bacon-ice-cream-sandwiches-will-bring-out-your-o-face and I decided that it was such an


Lobster Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

I’m a lobster addict.  There, I said it.  I love lobster year-round.  Although somehow it feels like summer.  My favorite thing to eat is a lobster roll.  Second favorite…lobster mac and cheese.  It’s comfort food – the mac, the cheese, and the lobster.  Somehow the lobster makes it more decadent.  My cousin actually posted a