Steak-n-Beans-n-Rice-n-Tomatillo Salsa

Oh, you say it’s been a while since I’ve written?  Well, work has been busy.  Really busy.  And life has been relatively full, too. And we’re going to have a baby in November.  Yay!  Now I’m thinking about food for two, or something like that.  I probably already liked food enough for two people, so…

Birthday Week Spaghetti

Spaghetti doesn’t sound fancy, right?  Well try this recipe: Giada’s Spaghetti with Beef, Smoked Almonds, and Basil. This made the birthday week menu mostly by virtue of its beef content, but I think I ended up loving it more than the birthday man.  The sauce is technically more like an Italian salsa (read: no cooking!),…

Thanks, Giada ( for your Gorgonzola burgers)

Okay, let’s say you already know an amazing recipe for blue cheese burgers.  But you want more.  And maybe you want grilled tomatoes instead of fancy onions on your burger.  Maybe you even want to use Gorgonzola instead of blue cheese.  Well, you’re in luck, my friend! We tried one of Giada’s newer recipes last…

Recipe Confidence Builder: Steak Salad

Sometimes when you’ve had a couple of recipe flops in a row, you need to regroup with something you know will be a win.  With that in mind, I made a steak salad on Monday night.  I knew it would come together pretty quickly, and I knew I couldn’t go wrong with the ingredient list–steak,…

Do I like kale?

Okay, I know I’m writing about kale again, and I keep saying I don’t like kale.  In theory, that is true.  The not liking thing.  You just have to put tasty things that I love with kale, and then I can pretend to get along until the end of the meal. So what tasty ingredients…