Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Oh hey. It’s been a year and half, but I didn’t forget you She Cooks Up Nice. I just bought a 100 year old home and restored it. And taught 100 kids how to read and write. And recycled about 7 years worth of recipes. But I’m back and badder than ever! Advertisements

French Onion Soup

The first time I ever had French onion soup I was at my teacher Mrs. Mahoney’s house for a French Club holiday party – Yankee swap style. I was one of the only freshman there and felt really awkward. Would people want the gift I brought? Who can I talk to? What jerk stepped in dog poop…

Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chops

I had never cooked lamb before but decided it was high time I checked this off my cooking bucket list. Honestly I was a little embarrassed I had never even attempted it. Plus with the tzatziki I made yesterday hubs and I were clearly having a Middle Eastern themed meal and I tend to think…

Tzatziki or Cucumber Yogurt

First off, let me say that grandparents are amazing. They love you unconditionally and yet without enforcing any rules like a parent. Basically you can do no wrong and every choice you make is fabulous. I remember in Elementary School we had Grandparent’s Day and you could bring a grandparent to school with you. Why…

Chocolate Stout and Bailey’s Irish Cream Cupcakes

For a variety of reasons, I’m starting to develop the mindset that more Christmas gifts should be homemade. I know it’s ambitious and perhaps considered odd in today’s day and age…but I’m thinking within a few years I may try to make most of my own gifts. That being said, this Christmas I did some…

Carbonara

I made this for my sweetie Friday night. He ran a Rock N’ Roll 10K (select 2012 and then type in his name to see pics) Saturday morning and requested this favorite in order to carb up. I used whole wheat spaghetti instead of linguine. I also chopped the Boar’s Head bacon before cooking it which…

Cornflakes e Vino

I call this Stills in Contrast.   Or as Avis more aptly suggested – Sunrise to Sunset

Nikki’s Wedding Cake

I just had to post this beautiful cake made by Nikki’s new father-in-law. It was a spice cake with buttercream frosting with sugar snowflakes and crystalized sugar in the frosting so it sparkled. He used purple accents to match Nicole’s theme color. What an amazing gift. With his talents as a chef and her mother-in-law’s…

Eggs or Pudding?

Has anyone ever noticed how well Swiss Miss Pudding Snacks fit in the egg shelf of your refrigerator? Coincidence…? I think not…

Corn Starch versus Cornmeal

I learned an important lesson tonight. CornSTARCH and cornMEAL are two very different things. I started making cornbread and had measured the flour and everything when I opened my cornstarch and thought to myself… that’s weird… how is the cornbread going to become yellow?*Sigh*. No wonder I had to google a recipe… normally I use…

This post is about sex. And food.

On a recent night, after I’d spent the day being rather hormonally-heinous to my husband-to-be, we were winding down the evening with a glass of wine on the couch, and he said “I love you.”

Pumpkins

Oh Linus, of all people, only you seem to truly understand the sanctity of The Great Pumpkin.

Sandwich Vs Panini

This is how I feel about sandwiches turned paninis. A completely different species.