I have to confess something. I’ve lied to you guys. Remember this post? Well I have, in fact, bought bagels since writing that post. What can I say, sometimes you just need a quick bagel and you don’t have time to make them from scratch! Recently, I did have time to make some more homemade bagels, and I wanted them to be relatively simple in flavor, … Continue reading salt + pepper bagels with rosemary cream cheese
GEORGE: Salsa is now the number one condiment in America. JERRY: You know why? Because people like to say “salsa”. “Excuse me, do you have salsa?” “We need more salsa.” “Where is the salsa? No salsa?” – Seinfeld, Episode 43 “The Pitch” It’s already begun. The ubiquitous gearing-up-for-summertime-heat, and the dread that sets in around this time of year in the Phoenix area because of … Continue reading fresh mango-cantaloupe salsa
When looking back fondly about trying a particular dish for the first time, I’m sure most of you would not include Hardee’s restaurant in that memory. Clearly you are not me. The first time I recall ever eating biscuits and gravy was during the summer of 1993, while visiting my aunt, uncle and cousins on a road trip with my family to Missouri. One Sunday morning after church, … Continue reading classic biscuits + sausage gravy
Back in season 9 of The Simpsons, a lovely little episode aired in which Bart and Lisa are stranded on an island with fellow classmates after their school bus careens off a bridge into the ocean. Plausible, right? The kids have very little food, and one girl (Sherri or Terri, no one really knows) remarks, “I’m so hungry, I could eat at Arby’s!” Thus implying … Continue reading roast beef + cheddar sandwiches
There will always be certain foods that remind me of being a kid. Any and all Little Debbie snacks (a staple of my school lunches), little sundae cups of chocolate swirl ice cream, and the pot roast with potatoes and carrots my mom would make almost every Sunday. Then, there’s the foods that my sisters and I would make ourselves. Usually it was nothing fancy, … Continue reading english muffin pizzas!
Back a few years ago, I participated in Dishcrawl’s Neighborfood event in Old Town Scottsdale. It was basically a restaurant/bar crawl through Old Town, and tons of fun! The first stop was to Brat Haus, where I sampled an amazingly light, soft, fresh-baked pretzel with a cup of beer cheese sauce for dipping. It totally set the bar high for the rest of the day, … Continue reading soft pretzels + beer cheese
The Super Bowl is probably the only time I actually sit down and watch football (especially this year, it’s here in my home state of Arizona!). Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy football, it’s just not something I regularly watch. One thing I can definitely get behind, though, is the Super Bowl party. Loads of delicious food — usually bite-sized, hand-held awesomeness — drinks galore, and … Continue reading 11 recipes for your super bowl party!
If memory serves me right, the first time I ate fried pickles was like six years ago at a Five and Diner restaurant. A friend heard I was going there for the first time, and she said I must try the fried pickles. I admit, the idea sounded kinda strange to me at first, but I gave ’em a go. Two words: Holy crap. Two more … Continue reading crunchy fried pickles with herby ranch
The new year is upon us. Hello, 2015! How did 2014 work out for you guys? I hope it treated you well, but I hope that this year is even better than the last. You know how we can make sure 2015 starts out in a wonderfully kickass way? We can make this sandwich and devour it all without apology. Warm and crispy charred toast … Continue reading the sandwich of my dreams
You may remember my undying love for Pita Jungle‘s roasted cauliflower with tahini sauce dish? I pretty much order it every time I’m there, and I even made my own version at home so I can have it any time I want!
Recently on a day off, I was craving soup. I was also craving that roasted cauliflower, so I thought I could try my hand at combining the collective awesomeness of a good soup with that roasted cauliflower. Boom, this fantastic soup was born. I now win at life.