lalalasagna!

For this, I did look at lot of recipes and then forged my own ideas. Nothing in particular caught my eye. My inspiration was cottage cheese that was around, fresh bone broth I just made (providing shredding chicken) and I just wanted to make lasagna with chicken (again all this rain!). The last time I…

vodka penne 

It seems that when I’m really craving vodka penne I have to make it, as I can never seem to find it on any restaurant menu anymore. I needed to bone up on how to make it (I made it I think 4 years ago last time and it was amazing!), so I referred to…

let a bundt cake do the talkin’

Recipe inspiration came from “Two Peas and Their Pod” when researching homemade chocolate bundt cake and yes the commercial jingle I’ve know since childhood inspired me as well (“a bundt cake says nice going and I’ve been thinking of you, but more than any other thing, a bundt cake says I love you!”). I adapted my…

not your mamas chili 2

I’ve got chili down and it is good… last time I made it (not your mamas chili) I used Not Your Father’s Rootbeer. So this time I opted to use no alcohol (shocking) and see if I could get good flavor anyway. I used ground turkey AND some of the leftover chicken from my broth…

bone stock does your body good

I’d been hearing the raves of the benefits of bone broth lately (google it there’s a lot out there on the topic!) and since my NY16 focus is to do my best to eat more healthy and fresh, I thought this was a good way to get that commitment into reality. Not hard at all-…

easy bake quiche

After a day at the wineries, we were all due for a cozy day in. Starting the day off with quiche fills you up for a long haul of resting on the couch. Inspiration here was Tillamook white cheddar cheese from the wine country excursion and ciabatta bread left over that we were supposed to…

not your mamas chili

My mom, who lives in Ohio, came to town to visit to spend the holidays with us. For her arrival I wanted to make something special and get the house smelling yummy! Memories of her chili, the cold weather and rain (which is NoCal version of an Ohio snow day), inspired me to make my…