Breakfast Pizza & Cuisinart Pizza Swag Giveaway

Tailgating. The pregame for the big game. The moment when you dawn your teams colors before they square off at the battle front, and share a warm meal with your friends and enemies. The communal moment of a great meal before things get heated. Things are about to get really amped up, real quick. And i would hate to send you off to battle on an empty stomach. So, let me introduce you to your brand new tailgating secret weapon. Wait until you see the reaction when you whip this out. It’s like that scene with Tony Stark and Rhodey, […]

Huli-Huli Bacon Chicken Bites #CaptainsTable

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Everyone is gearing up for the big game on Sunday. I think there’s a combination of cold weather misery striking the nation right about now, with the reoccurring cold up north and the recent snow causing a stand still in the south, and we all just need a reason to get together and have a good time. I don’t even think it matters who is playing this year or what the funniest commercial is (though this commercial for Jaguar has already made me nerd happy). While you’re sitting around hanging out with friends and family this weekend (and I do […]

Slow Cooker Lemon Artichoke Dip

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When I think of game day food, it’s all heavy big carnivorous sort of bites. From sticky wings to cheesy dips, it all screams meaty man food.  Deli counter dried up veggie sticks were just the transportation device for more or used in lieu of a proper knife to slather more sauce on the next impeding bite. And if your house is anything like ours on the big day, it’s like ever man and crock pot for himself. Too much food for all the people, and an over indulgence to put the Thanksgiving day feast to shame! That was until […]

Slow Cooker Goat Cheese Fondue

Slow Cooker Goat Cheese Fondue from PasstheSushi.com

Looking for a fun date night appetizer? Or heck, maybe this will be the whole first course before you take things away from the dinner table.  This goat cheese fondue is simple, but delicious. Fondue is fun, interactive, and get’s people playing with their hands. Light some candles, bust out the Barry Manilow and let’s get some Valentine’s Day date night cooking going on. Who doesn’t love gooey warm cheese? Especially when its light and flavorful all at the same time. Bring on the apron and pearls. They will never know how easy it was, and you will get all the praise. […]

Broiled Caprese Salad

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They aren’t all pretty. They aren’t all supposed to be. Mom’s tuna noodle casserole isn’t photogenic, but sometimes it hits the spot. Same for meatloaf. Yeah, try to gussy that up for a great food photography shot without using some hairspray. Other wise, it’s a brown lump of meat with some red smeared on top. But damn, it’s delicious. This Caprese salad did not turn out catwalk ready like I had envisioned it. But that doesn’t matter because it was amazing. I even ate tomatoes. Strait up. And didn’t try to pick around them (mainly because it was darned impossible). So serve this simple […]

Slow Cooker Asian Lettuce Cups and Thai Chicken Wings

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Where I love my slow cooker with a passion that sometimes is a little peculiar in a public setting, sometimes I’m reminded that like all things, it can let you down from time to time. See, slow cooking is all about flavors and sometimes a recipe can just fall flat if the components aren’t there the way they need to be. Sadly, that’s how this recipe started. I wanted a mouth watering, aromatic punch in the face with these Asian themed meal. Something that would have me salivating. But when I actually got to into the kitchen and starting tossing […]

Slow Cooker Asian Sliders with Slaw

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Every now and again it’s good to humble yourself by totally making an ass of yourself live over the internet to be forever broadcast over Youtube. Only every now and then. Which is exactly what I did last week as part of the G+ Food Bloggers Community #superbowlplus Week of Champions. First, the Google communities are great and are growing rapidly. As all things with Google, there isn’t much you can’t find on there being discussed and chronicled. But if you should want to host a Hangout you should totally be more prepared then I was or at least bother watching this […]

Slow Cooker Barbecue Nachos

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Around this time of year, every year, I get sucked into the grand finale of football season: the Super Bowl. I’m one of those fans who ticks everyone off, paying no attention all year long, only to watch the last four games of the season and base my critical decision of who to root for on colors or mascots. But I have to admit, even I got caught up in the excitement of the game since Ray Lewis played his last home game, and the Baltimore Ravens have earned themselves a spot in the Super Bowl. (None of this would […]

Game Day Noshing: Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Dip

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A year ago 2.5 miles was the hardest thing in the world. Pedaling up the hills and over the terrain would leave me heaving for air and disgusting with sweat. It was gross and I hated it. Finding the motivation to pick up the bike and ride was tough, but I was far too stubborn to be left behind while Handsome was out having such a good time. I will never forget one of our first rides. Every time I climbed one hill, I would look up and see rolling fields with only steeper hills in front of me. My […]

Beef Pho Unfiltered

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It’s been cold and wet and something about that has things weighing down on me. There is a lot on my plate and it gets you thinking. Sometimes you just can’t help it. My mamma was the type of woman who could pack a car in less than an hour and hit the road without looking back. I guess there’s part of me that admires that. Wonders what it would be like to let things go and drive off into the sunset. Sometimes I look around at things, working all day, every day, and sitting here alone at night and Handsome works late again, […]

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Cream

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Welcome to the Virtual Surprise Baby Shower for Rachel!  Rachel is the champ who runs Rachel Cooks – and her popcorn craving have been driving me crazy since she announced that she was expecting! We wanted to celebrate Rachel’s new bundle of joy by linking up and throwing her an online shower. I always give it up for momma’s that also run blogs. I can’t even being to pretend I know how rough it can be! I fall behind on posts and my kids are all furry and bathe themselves (well, for the most part). Rachel is always whipping up […]

Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers For Two

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Have you ever had a craving for food you were fond of as a child but grew out of? I can’t tell you how bad my craving for chicken fingers was. It was one of those no matter how good the meal in front of me was I still wanted little chicken fingers to dip in ketchup or barbecue sauce or something. Anything! Sadly, the last time I had chicken nuggets at a fast food joint, my stomach was not so happy about it. >.< So, I was forced to make my own and it’s something I should do more […]

Turkey Sliders with Avocado-Ranch Dressing

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Can you believe the entire month of August went by without a single burger post on PtS? How the heck did that happen. I will never be making that mistake again. Actually, I’m considering incorporating even more burger loving on the blog. In the front of every issue of Rachael Ray magazine there’s a featured burger. It’s one of my favorite things about the magazine. Well, I’m thinking a burger of the month club is something that is long over due here as well. Meanwhile, enjoy your Labor Day celebrations if you are lucky enough to have the day off […]

Italian Hoagie Salad

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Let’s take a moment to discuss the art of the U-turn. U-turns should be a fundamental part of driver’s education in which it is explained and practiced, that on occasion, if one has missed their destination or proper road, that they can, at a safer point further down the road for themselves and other vehicles around them, make a 180 degree turn to then head back to that which is was they missed. I think America has forgotten the art of the U-turn. Instead, people will now dart across 4 lanes of on coming traffic just to be in the turn lane […]

Pesto-Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

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Sometimes I get the notion that I could be an adorable 50’s housewife. That fleeting thought last all of 30 seconds before I realize I could not possibly be one of those women that waited on my husband hand over foot while tending to matronly things all day every day. Oh heck no. But when I do get that notion, pictures of well tailored dresses, keds and block parties come to mind. Oh, and these oh-so-cute-make-your-nosy-neighbor-envious-with-your-mad-hostess-skills-salads come to mind. And a few more dresses, but what can a girl do? Off to find pearl necklaces and all. Who doesn’t love a little […]

Mexican Staples: Refried Beans, Guacamole, Carnitas, Red Chile Sauce

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On more than one occasion I have been asked if I was Latin (and twice if I was African American, while the person was standing right in front of me). And I have always taken this as a compliment. First, I am about as pale as a dead girl, so to think I am anything other than the living dead is flattering. Second, I would love to think I have that kind of sass in me. Sadly, I am neither Latino or African America. No, I’m a potato peeling mutt from the British Isles. But just for today we are going to pretend […]

Asian Salmon Sliders

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As you can tell, I am prepped and ready to do a whole lot of nothing on Easter Sunday. It actually sneaked up on me without me even realizing the big family get together was this weekend. Normally, I love savoring the idea’s of which foods we will be enjoying and dividing up the dishes. This year we had plans to put a new garden in on Sunday… until I realized we already had plans. Last year we celebrated with a week of Easter candy packed awesomeness but as far as this year goes, thank goodness I remembered to post that carrot […]

Game Day Recipes + Beer Bread and Soup

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Are you ready for some football? Which team are you cheering on – or are you just tuning in for the commercials? Either way, enjoy some food and friends! If you are still looking for some inspiration or last minute menus check out this round up of finger licking game day food:            Chive and Cheese Beer Bread From BHG Special Interest: Tailgating Ingredients: 3 cups AP flour 2 tbs sugar 1 tbs baking powder 2 tbs fresh chives, chopped 1 teas salt 3/4 teas baking soda 1/2 cup shredded chaddar cheese 1/2 cup shredded Monteray Jack cheese […]

Cheddar Beer Weenies and BBQ Wings

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Because I’m an awesome planner (or maybe I am just a freak about my magazines), I ripped out a page in Rachael Ray October 2011 – and wrote the date on it – to share with you. As I mentioned yesterday, I know nothing about football, but RR was kind enough to have an entire page summing up the game for me. The article covers everything from the quarterback being the person who throws the ball, to the value of the touchdowns. That being said I still have no clue what an H-back is, or who the why the linebacker is watching […]

Super Bowl Food: Pizza Nachos

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Next weekend is the Super Bowl, where even people like myself who know little about sports, and less about football, gather around the television and are suddenly avid fans. Every year I pick a team, usually based on colors, ‘outfits’, hairstyles (I like the dudes with big bushy long hair that poofs out of the helmet), or something else as equally meaningless, and I root for them, until I get distracted and forget football is even on. Usually socializing or jamming more food in my pie hole, because the other great part to the Super Bowl, besides the commercials, is […]

Chinese New Year Dinner: Potstickers and Scallion Pancakes

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I hope you didn’t think our Chinese New Year celebration was over when these savory little pockets of love and pancakes of tastiness were left unaddressed. I know you already saw this set of photographs yesterday, but I wanted to give you all of the recipes I used and not just the meatballs. Potstickers are a must in this house hold. I spend all afternoon making them in large batches and freezing small batches for later use. Handsome loves them and I am always looking for new ways to change them up. His mother’s will always hold a place in […]

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Soup

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It’s a sad day for me. My favorite pair of shoes has once again bitten the dust, and even though I see reincarnation every week (can’t keep a superhero down), I have been told that this time it’s the end of the line. These boots have far succeeded expectations, discovered lost and abandoned on a Target clearance rack, they were a size to big and with a price to low to pass up. For 6 bucks I scooped up the most comfortable pair of boots I have ever owned. The soles have fallen off three or four times, being glued back with everything from […]

Pimento Cheese Sliders

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Christmas came and went and now its time to ring in the new year with snazzy parties and fancy cocktails. I have been invited to a few of such events, but as I am mass amounts of excitement in the real world, I will probably just sit at home enjoying the evening with my own private stash of bubbly. After how much fun I had making Christmas dinner though, the idea of throwing a last minute hurrah at my house had been pinging around in my head. (Says the girl that had no dessert to offer.) New Year’s Eve appetizer’s seem […]

Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Olive Garden Copy Cat Recipe

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I warned you and it happened the evil Olive Garden across the street is almost open for business. I am not to be trusted. The idea of unlimited bread sticks bowls of hearty soup and a premixed martini certainly all sound like a good thing, but in reality we know the guilt that comes with Olive Garden is not exactly the best thing for anyone. Pasta dishes are not hard to make at home and heavy cream is something we should never have in copious amounts, not to mention the idea of waiting 45 minutes less than 20 feet from my front […]

Snapshot Saturday: Sis’s Bridal Shower

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Some of you already have seen these pics, on my Facebook page, but I wanted to give my step’s sister’s bridal shower a bit more love and expand a bit on the menu. Spinach Bake recipe from Our Best Bites Red Velvet Cupcake recipe from The Novice Chef Creamy Tomato Soup hiding in that little crock pot back there Savory Cheesecakes from Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body Apple and Onion Confit Crostini from Food Network Antipasto platter with assorted meats, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and marinated artichokes Taco Seasoning recipe from SmellsLike Home  for wedding favors Coffee and drink bar with soda pop

Quick Dinner Fixins: Crescent Sandwich Roll-ups

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Some days you just need a break from all the fancy meals and hard work. You just need something that will sooth the soul and make you feel all warm and cozy on the inside. You know, like on those days when your father arrives out of the blue in the front yard, boat in tow and tosses three giant live, flopping, breathing, fighting for their lives fish in the nearest cooler and drives away. I have never cleaned a fish. I have only seen it done once – over 10 years ago. They are flopping in the cooler. Flashbacks […]

Grilled Fresh Artichokes

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Artichokes. Seriously, could I know any less about a particular vegetable. Sure, I could Wikipedia artichokes, learn everything there is to know, but sometimes,  I like to let things remain a mystery. However, Handsome loves artichokes. (That’s right – the same man who won’t touch onions, winces over green beans, won’t touch a carrot, and will leave a pile of celery at the bottom of a bowl – love’s artichokes). And, we all know what we will do for those we care about, especially if artichokes magically appear in the shopping cart when you are both on a quick in […]