Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Island Macaroni and Cheese!

Helllllo yumminess!!! This blog is fairly new, so you probably have not yet figured out my obsession with Mac and Cheese and all of the different ways it can be prepared. You will, though. You will... :)

This recipe was snagged from Global Table, and I must say that I'm quite happy to have run across it!! It's one of the best mac and cheese recipes I have yet to try.

When I prepared it, I went easy on the Cheyenne pepper. The next time I prepare it, I won't! We ended up dousing it with Louisiana Hot Sauce and occasionally topping with blue cheese to take it to a whole new level of delicious.

Do yourself a favor and MAKE THIS RECIPE!


1 lb elbow macaroni
2 eggs
2 tbsp. butter
1 cup onion, minced
1/2 cup green pepper, minced
1 – 1 1/2 tsp cayenne (mild-hot)
1 lb grated cheddar cheese
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
1/2 tsp salt

optional [but not really]: HOT SAUCE AND BLUE CHEESE!


1 Boil elbow macaroni for about 5 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and return to pot.

2. Stir in cheddar, pepper, and onion.

3. In a small bowl or measuring cup stir together eggs, cayenne, evaporated milk, and salt. Pour over macaroni and stir to combine.

4. Pour into a greased lasagna pan, spreading evenly with spatula. Dot with butter.

5. Bake at 350F for 30-45 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes and slice into squares. Serve hot.



Thursday, April 29, 2010

Avocado Salad Sandwiches

Mmmm, Summertime means Summer Food! Whipped this up in a hurry after a bike ride.

1 Avocado diced
1 Roma tomato sliced
1-1.5 tbsn Mayo [I used a lil too much]
1 piece of imitation crab meat

*add bacon if you know what's good for you. Or keep it meat free and skip the krab, too.

Serve on Sourdough Bread [my fava-fav] and garnish with shaved Parmesan Cheese.

Simple CCC's

Mmmm, sweets! I tried this simple recipe for chocolate chip cookies that I found over at ninety-nine cents dreams. It has a surprisingly high yield, so if you're not giving some away, I'd recommend halving the recipe. I believe I made about 35-40 cookies or so using a small cookie scoop.

I used toasted sliced almonds in for the nuts, and boy were they delicious! I also used mini-chocolate chips, but I think I'll stick with regular sized ones next time. In place of real butter, I used Earth Balance.

Delicious with a nice cold glass of milk!

Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops with Quinoa

Not sure the exact recipe on this as my boo made it after I had a hard day at the office. I know the beans had some Cheyenne pepper in them so they had a nice kick to them, along with a healthy amount of caramelized garlic. Delish! I like a lot of lemon with seafood so I doused the scallops with lemon juice and ate to my heart's content.

Thanks, boo!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sourdough French Toast

[approximate] Ingredients:
2 pc Sourdough Bread
2 Eggs
1/3 c Milk
1 tspn Vanilla
pinch of salt

Preheat skillet to medium heat
Combine ingredients in bowl large enough to fit bread in
Soak Bread for about 30 seconds
Butter pan generously

Oh, French Toast. You are so quick and so easy. So rich and buttery and SWEET! Cut some strawberries, fry some [good] bacon and serve with real maple syrup for a breakfast treat.

Served here with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Hizzah!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


FOOOODD!!!!! Created by the Sun and the Earth and the Rains and the Moon. Nourished into fruition by the elements and the hand of man. Abundant to some, scarce to many. Here is my celebration of abundance. Here I am tinkering with different concoctions, science, chemistry, love, and tradition and posting the results here.

My personal favorite genres of food are [and in no particular order]:
  1. Comfort
  2. Asian
  3. Mexican
  4. Seafood
I LIKE CALORIES! But I also like healthy foods when whipped up right. Coming up on 30 and thee old metabolism isn't what it used to be, but I'll be throwing caution to the wind with many of the recipes you'll see here.