Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing has got to be one of the most versatile foods ever.  It is great on a salad or with fresh veggies, of course, but it is also delicious in a bbq chicken wrap, partnered with Mexican food, used as a binder in many casseroles, and much more.  Ranch dressing is yummy. I love … [Follow your taste buds…]

Sweet Potato and Squash Gnocchi

Little potato fluffs of love with a light blanket of sage, thyme, pecans, and browned butter.  That’s what these little deliciousnesses are.  We made these last fall–when it was seasonally appropriate and not in the 70s with 18 hours of sun–and they were perfect.  All of the flavors combine to be both light and nutty, … [Follow your taste buds…]

Beer Cheese Sauce

Alaska, the nation’s largest state by far, doesn’t have very many people.  However, we do have a lot of microbreweries–22 of them, in fact.  Our favorite is Midnight Sun Brewing Company.  With a regular rotation of unique and flavorful beers, this wine lover actually gets excited for barley and hops!  Great beer, exceptional service, and … [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…]