Gnocchi with Lemon Chicken, Ricotta, and Fresh Herbs

Finally, it’s summer time up here in The Last Frontier, which means (almost) endless daylight.  With 20+ hours a day of sunshine, things get really busy, particularly because we have to pack it all in during our three months of sunshine before the imminent darkness takes over again.   Additionally, this is the easiest time … [Follow your taste buds…]

Pizza Bread

You heard it right.  Pizza Bread.  Pizza in bread form.  Well, I guess pizza is really a bread in the first place, but instead of being covered with toppings, the toppings are incorporated.  Brainless but genius, you say??!  You’re right! This bread is like a pizza party in your mouth.  Every bite is like the … [Follow your taste buds…]

Spiced Nuts

Since it is nearly half-Christmas, I figured it is time to blog about the spiced nuts I made for the holidays.  Although I originally made them as little holiday nibblers, I have since used them regularly as a salad topping. These nuts are amazing.  (Have at it with the nut jokes.)  They are perfectly light … [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…]