Curried Squash Soup

Today has been a fantastic day.  In fact it has been a fantastic weekend.  Friday night was Valentine’s Day, and the Man and I had an incredible dinner downtown–Cordova oysters with chimichurri (I have to admit that I now like Cordova oysters better than those from Kachemak Bay), an ahi poke “cocktail”, then scallops in … [Follow your taste buds…]

Perfect Pizza Dough

Buddy the Elf has his sugar food groups.  Therefore, I find it perfectly appropriate to have my own carbohydrate food groups–dairy, bread, sugar, and wine.  After all, ’tis the season for (not so) guilt-free indulging.  I am fairly certain that pizza fits all of those food groups, except for wine, but there’s a quick remedy … [Follow your taste buds…]

Gnocchi with Sundried Tomatoes and Artichokes

According to Hallmark, February is the month of looooooooove.  Well, I looooooooove gnocchi.  Really, who doesn’t?  It’s like these little potato dumplings that pretend to be pasta bring a little more love to your mouth with every bite.  They are both hearty and light, fluffy and dense.  Of all the amazing Italian meals I have … [Follow your taste buds…]

Stuffed Parmesan and Artichoke Bread

My last post–Superbowl Lentil Chili–I discussed how important it is for me to bring healthy foods to the game day spread.  Well, this stuffed parmesan and artichoke bread is on the exact opposite side of the healthy spectrum (and will also be making an appearance for our Superbowl party).  Balance, people, balance.  That’s what is … [Follow your taste buds…]