Chicken with Pancetta and Figs

This meal started as a frantic search for a second main dish for a friend whom didn’t eat red meat and developed into one of my favorite dishes to cook and eat. I’ve made this dish again last night for my sister and her family and they loved it! Fragrant from from the Indian spices…

Impossible Burger (Whopper) Tasting!

Today I tried the Impossible Burger in #Whopper form from #BurgerKing. It was in a disc shape, but had a good texture/mouth feel. Definitely better texture than bean burgers (mushy) or mixed grain vegetarian burgers (crumbly). I don’t know if it “bleeds” since Burger King’s whopper was well done and because of this, it was…

Chocolate Chip- Walnut Mini Banana Bread

Makes roughly ten mini loaves. I love banana bread, but I have to admit: I’m lazy. I’ve always had an issue with the hassle of unwrapping the loaf, cutting my slice then rewrapping the loaf then cleaning up the crumbs that I’ve created. So I was determined to make mini banana breads and after some…

Better Than A Sugar Cookie! -Gooey Butter Cake Cookies

I participate in a cookie exchange with a group from work and this particular year I wanted to make something simple instead of over-the-top.  I’ve been busy and needed something what was easy and that would taste good.  This little gem came to me from my Twitter friend @brandiego and i thought that it sounded…

Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Raisin Mini-Muffins

It was 11 o’clock at night and I could not sleep so what does one do?  Bake, of course!  I had two extremely ripe, black bananas that haven’t gotten mold and were begging, no, screaming, to be used that I have watched age counter for the past week.  I remembered this recipe from cooking light…

Split Pea Soup from Bon Apetit

I have to admit, I love a good left-over ham bone.  Why? Because it lends so much flavor into the broth of the next recipe you put it into, plus the added meat is a bonus!  One of my favorite things to make with a left-over ham bone is split pea soup and normally I…

Quick Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup

What to do with left-over roast chicken carcass?  Make chicken noodle soup!  This recipe relies heavily on the fresh thyme, and earthy parsnips but is simple in its deliciousness. You can have a more rustic meal by pulling off all the meat from the left over carcass of a roast chicken in place of the…

Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce

Bring meat to a Super Bowl party and everyone will love you for it.  Bring good pulled pork and you won’t have to worry about brining leftovers home because it will gone before the 3rd quarter!  This dish served as a nice break from all the chips, dip, bad interceptions, turnovers and snack foods. Side…

Guava Infused Maple Syrup

This syrup was a surprising hit!  I was unsure how the guava flavor would be received by our friends, but I took a chance and it paid off.  It was a nice fruity addition to the waffles and pulled pork that was served as a Spanish take on chicken and waffles.  This syrup is also…