I hope that when I’m a mom, I can 1) get my kids excited about weird food and 2) sneak healthy ingredients into comfortable dishes. I’ll probably break them in early with green eggs and bacon (or ham). I absolutely love keeping baby spinach around because when used fresh, there is not much flavor to […]
I spent the year of 2009 in Trnava, Slovaka doing some volunteer mission work. My absolute favorite classic Slovak dish is called Bryndzové halušky (pronounced “breend-zoh-vah hah-loosh-key”). It’s simple, yet delicious. Potato dumplings with bacon and bryndza, a soft sheep cheese. A few disclaimers before I continue. I am not Slovak and would never claim that […]
I’ll be honest. There’s a part of me that feels a little guilty for posting this recipe. Bacon fat doesn’t necessarily conjure up images of healthy eating. Like most foods, though, we use our common sense and wisdom to eat in moderation. The great part about this dressing is that it’s so packed with flavor, […]
I’ll be honest, when I made this meal I was in the middle of bad day. All I wanted was some comfort food… food I couldn’t really mess up… something that tasted familiar. It’s not a mind blowing meal, or super pretty, or is it the kind of meal you’d want to eat every day […]
I’m not sure you can really mess up a dish with mushrooms, onions, bacon and balsamic vinegar. I ended up being so impressed with the flavor, I didn’t actually serve it with any starch at all. It’d be good with pasta if you want, or just serve with bread too. Mmmm…. Start with about 2 […]
There are 100 ways to skin a cat, and there are 100 ways to make potato soup; and this is my way. If, like me, it’s the middle of summer in the South, you may be thinking soup sounds gross. Well don’t freak- you’re not bathing in it.
When you think brussel sprouts, you probably have some weird childish reaction that resembles a 2-year old scrunching their nose up to food on their plate. If not, great! I had that attitude for so long, until a friend in Slovakia sauteed them in goose fat and salt. I was immediately a fan. I didn’t […]
(Sorry for the stinky picture quality- went away for the weekend and only had my iPhone) Asparagus+Bacon+Grill=Amazing. I seem to frequently get in conversations with friends about how there must be bacon served in Heaven. You could wrap bacon around a tree branch and it would taste good. So you may be thinking, “Hey, bacon […]