Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apple-Cranberry Relish

Yeah, this is the one soup you must make this fall. No lie. There is something so simple, so rewarding, so amazing about this roasted butternut squash soup with apple cranberry relish you will be back for lunch and dinner the next day. It’s smooth, creamy, and packed with flavor. Plus, butternut squash is one of those magic foods that makes you feel full and satisfied along with being jam packed with healthy vitamins. It’s like a double bonus to go right on top of just how awesome this soup tastes. And, the cherry on top? It’s freakin easy to […]

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, […]

The Conquistador Turkey Burger #burgermonth

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Hello my name is _____!  That’s right, today’s juicy burger is up to you to name, and you can only do it by going to the Cheese & Burger Facebook page and commenting my burger. Scroll down for instructions on how to enter to win! This one is a smoky blend of chipotle cranberry cheese, candied bacon, sweet potatoes and your favorite barbecue sauce all atop a spiced turkey patty.  It started as a desire to make a healthy burger, something a little leaner for dinner… but then I started thinking about delicious things… like candied bacon… and how I wanted a crunch to […]

Shrimp Po Boy Burgers #FarmToJar

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Did you know that for the entire month of July we are celebrating #burgermonth over at GirlCarnivore? That’s right – 31 days of awesome burger goodness spread out over 31 kicking blogs. Each featuring a creation that will leave you inspired and ready to make your own epic burger. Today’s patty o’ awesome was inspired by the fresh crisp pickles from Farmer’s Garden and a craving for something a little bolder, a little bigger, and very very messy. Today’s burger is a Cajun spiced all beef patty with spicy grilled shrimp topped with shredded lettuce, tomato and a zesty remoulade sauce. It’s […]

Angel Hair Pasta Salad with Corn and Chorizo for Pass the Cook Book Club

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Someone should warn you that as you get older, time speeds up. I am pretty sure I am still flexing my pasta rolling arms in satisfaction and it’s already time for the May round of Pass the Cook Book Club. What’s that, you ask. Oh, just a totally chill group on facebook where we pick a book and some recipes then all give them a try on the same date. Pretty fun, low key, and a cook way to try out new recipes. Best part is you don’t even have to be a blogger. You may just enjoy reading food […]

How to make Homemade Pasta

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A few weeks ago I posted this killer ravioli recipe. In which I made everything from scratch. I mean everything. The pasta was the most challenging part. I have helped make pasta from scratch and know that it can take a bit of patience and practice and really didn’t want to mess up this great recipe. The challenge of homemade anything can be daunting. The practice of rolling up our sleeves and getting down and dirty is intimidating! Especially in a world where we can walk into the market and someone had done the work for us. And cheap. But, […]

Roasted Garlic Butter Burgers #FarmToJar

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Right about 6:45 the sun is setting over a green field prepped and ready for seeding, illuminating the world with it’s golden rays. At about 7:20 those same golden bursts of light make their way through the singletrack mountain bike trail painting the world in a calm hue that you can’t help but notice. And at 8:45, when we are home and the dinner routine starts, we will stand out back and take a moment with the dogs to look up at the moon in a perfectly crisp spring sky. It’s in these simple moments that I realize that I have […]

Peil de Sandia aka Pickled Watermelon Rind

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Food lets us travel and explore places that we may never actually get to experience. Culture is so deeply rooted in flavor and food that there is so much we can enjoy about a far off place just by taking the time in our own homes to adventure with a recipe or two. This is another recipe from the beautiful collection featured in  Charcutería: The Soul of Spain, a collection of traditional Spanish recipes by Jeffrey Weiss. This cookbook is stunning, gorgeous and made for the serious culinary enthusiast. The recipes are thorough, some require seeking out special ingredients that you aren’t […]

Breakfast Sausage Ravioli for Pass the Cook Book Club

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It’s an extra special jam packed post today. Why? Because it’s cookbook club day! Because Breakfast for Dinner is the best thing ever. Because making pasta by hand makes it really hard to not take messy step by step photos and cover your fancy camera in pasta goo. Because we’re giving away a copy of our featured cookbook this month! Because it’s sunny! Ok… got a little carried away there. Erin handled the recipe selection this month, using a cookbook that I just happened to have on the shelves that I have been neglecting by fellow food blogger Lindsay Landis, […]

Spring Grilling: King Salmon with Peas and Mint

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Can you smell that? On your ride home with the car window cracked, it’s there the far off smell of grills firing up. On your walk around the block, the aroma of freshly lit charcoal is calling out to you. Winter has finally started to subside and with as long as this one has been, there is going to be no time wasted digging out the grills. With temps approaching hot this weekend, and a little sun burn staining my shoulders, I cleaned the grill grates on my smoker, charcoal grill, and gas grill and got to grilling. It was […]

Indoor Grilling Le Creuset – Fire Wire Giveaway & Pineapple-Beef Kabobs

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I don’t know about you – but I am quitting this winter. I am quitting it so hard, that even as you read this, I am sipping a fruity cocktail on a beach somewhere. A warm beach, with palm trees, coconuts, and pool boys. Who needs a pool boy at the beach? Who cares! There will be pool boys (and if they want a good tip, they will be feeding me a steady stream of coconut rum). Bring on heatwaves, bring on sunscreen, and insufferably humid days. Bring on spring gardens,  bad tan lines, and s’mores. Bring on massive piles of […]

Mac and Cheese Soup

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This post was going to be about glorious carbs. Then it was going to be a rant about the miserable winter. It could have been about sugary sweet Valentine’s Day (truth moment, I totally forgot!!!). But as I sit here rewriting this for the 3rd time (and really not wanting to sound too grumpy), it’s about the Olympics. I don’t watch sports. I don’t know the first thing about scoring, points, super-bowls, or soccer. But I freakin love the Olympics. Watching the globe compete is inspiring. And not just because I live in one of the countries that sends a […]

Cheesesteak Pizza – Elevate Pizza Night

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Last night we challenged ourselves to a new pizza recipe inspired by Classico’s pizza sauces from their ‘Elevate Pizza Night’ challenge they sent out to us. Generally speaking, I had never been a fan of Classico sauce. If I used a can sauce it was Prego for quick family pasta or something that I could mix and add a ton of my own flavor to before it went on the table. But I had three little bottles of pizza sauce to taste test and give a go at…. And let me tell you, it that little jar of pre-made store […]

Spicy Taco Mac and Cheese for Pass the Cook Book Club

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Let a little sun shine it – this month’s Pass the Cook Book club recipe features the snappy Sunny Anderson’s cookbook – Easy Food for Real Life. I’m not much on Food Network Personalities these days. Once Mario left and there were competitions for Iron Chef – it lost all it’s charm. Late night re-runs of Alton, and I’m there! I like to cook – but I don’t need tailored personalities and tablescapes to prove I’m the real deal. With the influx of stars clearly designed to appeal to mom’s, I’m just not game. But Sunny at least seems real. […]

Savory Mushroom and Gruyere Bread Pudding

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The other day a video started to fly around the internet of Martha Stewart rather harhsly talking about ‘bloggers‘. Before I go any further, I should mention that I’ve never been a fan of Martha’s. I know that shes an amazing business woman and that is awesome, but other than that, I’ve just never really found her warm or comforting and often thought her tone was belittling. Let’s just say this video does nothing to help my shining opinion of the woman. I should really do some quick internet research (hello, 2 seconds on Google) and see more about the […]

A food bloggers guide to a stress free dinner party on the fly

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Let’s face it, food bloggers can be a bit pretentious about food. We love to cook, we want to showcase out mad skills, and most of all, we want to share it with out loyal readers on our blogs the next day. But, here’s the thing. My ‘real’ friends could care less about any of that and making them wait so I can take pictures for my blog is kind of the most self centered thing a host could do. So when I throw a dinner party, I test new recipes, but I make it a point to not get […]

Tortellini Pasta Salad

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So, as far as food blogs go, I’m kind of missing the mark lately. I didn’t realize some kids had already returned to school and looking at my Pinterest feed you all are well into Halloween planning and I’m over here still pulling together summer barbecue and ice cream posts. Oops. If summer flew by for me, how do you guys with kids do it?! I mean between work, more work, bikes, and living, I’m pretty sure if I was responsible for another human it probably wouldn’t have seen a bath in like 3 weeks. Not that I don’t think kids […]

Watermelon Salad with a Balsamic Reduction

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I feel like I haven’t been cooking as much this summer, when I think the truth is, I just have gotten way to used to cooking as much as I do and it doesn’t feel like as much. The other day I knocked out three different cupcakes and icing and realized it didn’t take all day and wasn’t that big a deal. I remember when piping icing used to be huge ordeal. I need a new hobby. Speaking of hobbies, I really want washi tape. Not sure why. But it seems all cute and crafty. Which I am neither. Here’s […]

Poor Girls Lobster Grilled Cheese & T-Fal Griddle Giveaway

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Believe it or not, until I made this sandwich, I had forgotten how amazing a grilled cheese could be. Until I took my first bite, I didn’t know how perfect a grilled cheese with clumps of seafood in the middle could be. I could have eaten three and not given a crap about by arteries. I’m young, wild, dangerous, and you can’t stop me. When T-Fal sent over an email with this lobster grilled cheese and their tiny little grilled cheese griddle I was open to give it a try. This griddle is just that – a single egg – […]

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Nothing screams summertime like an ice cream sandwich. And I have been quite shamefully indulging in my fair share of ice cream sandwiches this summer. From chipwiches to these red velvet ice cream melts, I’ve had more ice cream in the past 4 weeks than I have had in the past 4 years. But I bike now… so I’ve earned it… or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. So, after a long day of web work, slinging comics, and riding, these creamy, sinful ice cream sandwiches are perfect. And melty. But perfect. The ice cream isn’t really an ice […]

Bobby Flay’s Crunchburger for Pass the Cook Book Club

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Vary rarely do I make a recipe exactly as it states. I don’t ever measure (unless I’m baking), I just toss things in, add things, omit things, and pretty much wing it after the title and initial concept are established. I also grind my own meat, 99% of the time. And damned if I have not whipped up some amazing burgers. The one single solitary time that I grab some ground beef from the market in a rush and follow a recipe to a T, don’t you know what happens. Handsome takes one bite and exclaims that it’s the best […]

Asian Pork and Cabbage Salad

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It’s not Monday – and I am desperately trying to stick to the salad theme until next week when Summer officially hits but there was a lot going on this week. So instead of having you time travel back to Monday when we are so close to the weekend, just bare with. ;D The next few weeks aren’t showing any signs of slowing down either. Let’s see if I can magically pull something off before next Monday for ya. In the meantime, I’m considering signing myself up for summer camp and just playing with glue sticks and dried macaroni for a […]

Warm Summer Potato Herb Salad

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Why hello Summer. You blasted in with out warning. It’s cool, I wasn’t ready for you yet. Hadn’t swept the back deck or gotten out the lawn chairs. The plants went from frost warning to brown stumps of dried out hat. But it’s ok. Come on down, we’ll make room at the table for you. Ignore my passive aggressive attitude towards Mrs. Nature again. It’s been like 9 billion degrees all week and I just wasn’t ready for that. I love the summer, and everything that comes along with it. But we were getting a great dose of spring in […]

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Syrup

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Whoever hit the fast forward button can stop now.  Seriously, I would like about 5 minutes to myself without anyone, including my over pushy personal bubble lacking cat who insists on opening the bathroom door and barging in invading my bubble. (Not happening) Last week was a whirlwind of running (another great 5k – now time to upgrade), team meetings, website designs, an attempt to adopt a pup who is in need of some extra snuggles, dinner with friends, barbecues, chickens on BMX bikes, a remodel at my shop, and family. I am not sure that I blinked, but damned if the week isn’t […]

Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine

Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine from PasstheSushi

Any more a day can’t go by without one social media network changing things for the better. Every time I think I have one figured out, poof. Facebook makes it harder to see ‘pages’ feeds, google wen’t all time line on me, pinterest changed something (though, I can’t remember what, so it really must not have been that important) and twitter gave us three more characters. Well, #%!… I’m pretty sure our phones can flirt with people on Christian Farmer Mingle without us knowing it and my personal photos can be viewed by all on Picasa. If you are still […]

Corn-Chip Chicken Salad

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Some days I want to quit. I want to pick my bike up and throw it into the woods and never look back. Some time between the seventh or tenth attempt to not get over a log, around the fourth crash things just start to get not fun. I am not pro rider. Heck, I’m not even that skilled of a rider. Bleeding and bruised, I want to quit.   Thursday night, I was there. Angry and discouraged with myself, wondering how hard a nice easy hobby like crocheting would be to learn. Saturday morning rolled around and I wasn’t in a […]

Tuna Pasta Salad

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Part of me wishes every weekend could be as action packed as this last one, and part of my knows I will never survive. The computer was shut down from Thursday afternoon on as the day ended up becoming a much needed day spent tending to the yard and garden with some unexpected free time… oh and Handsome scored himself another bike. His second this week! (though the second was a loan, I’m still seeing green with some serious bike envy). But its all good, my new Specialized is on the way. I’ll stop with the bike talk now… So Thursday looked […]