California Chipotle Corn Burgers

It was spring break last week, so we traveled to California for what we expected to be a week of relaxation, sunshine, great friends, good conversation, and excellent food.  That dream certainly came true with the additions of some (ok…lots) of rain and a lovely visit from the intestinal demons to yours truly.  We hiked … [Follow your taste buds…]

Pita Pocket Perfection

I have been on a hummus, spread, and dip kick lately.  The problem with most varieties of these, however, is that they are loaded with cream, butter, mayonnaise, fat, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and tons (pun intended) guilt.  That’s precisely why I re-imagined them in a healthy manner.  As previously blogged, each are incredible. … [Follow your taste buds…]

Fro Yo to Die For

Last night, we went and saw the piper at Pebble Beach’s Spanish Bay then had dinner at Peppoli.  The two best risotto dinners I have ever had in my life have been at Peppoli.  If my risotto ever tastes anywhere close to as good as theirs, my life’s accomplishments will be complete.  The texture is … [Follow your taste buds…]

Hummus for Happiness

Hummus is good for the soul.  This isn’t a question, it is a fact.  There really is no debating its benefits for mind and body both.  The thing I love most about it is its versatility.  A little less garlic, a few more veggies, the perfect combination of spices; it certainly doesn’t disappoint when made … [Follow your taste buds…]

Chicken Tagine Terrificness

For Christmas, one member of this household wanted a tagine and the other one was just as excited about it.  Consequently (in a very good way), a tagine appeared at the Owl’s Nest.  Before this purchase, I knew nothing about the tagine.  Since then, however, it has revolutionized our kitchen.  It is traditionally used in … [Follow your taste buds…]

Mess-LESS Buffalo Chicken

I am obsessive compulsive about many things–namely paper and handwriting.  In college, I wrote in the same kind of pen for the first three and a half years.  I decided to rebel for my final semester, for reasons that can only be explained by my prioritization of burritos, beverages, and future teaching career (scary!) over … [Follow your taste buds…]