February 23, 2012 § 7 Comments
Yes, bread. This will be a hard one for me. And what all does giving up bread entail?
Ah – this will be hard! Hold me accountable, everyone. And expect some bread-free posts for the next 40 days. Did you give up anything for lent? What did you give up?
Image credits: The Kitchn
September 12, 2011 § 2 Comments
Thinking about lunch? Who doesn’t love a good sandwich?
Lobster Roll — Smitten Kitchen
B.E.L.T (Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, and Tomato) — Kiss My Spatula
Tomato Sandwich (ah, simplicity) — Food 52
Crispy Shrimp Sandwich — How Sweet Eats
Croque Monsieur — Simply Recipes
Open-faced Steak Sandwich with Red Onion Jam and Blue Cheese (ohh my gosh yummm) — Food 52
PW’s Favorite Sandwich — The Pioneer Woman
That’s all folks! Go eat.
September 7, 2011 § 1 Comment
Wouldn’t you like to know the secret ingredient to this ooey gooey mac? Well, unfortunately I cannot share that with you. And if you are fortunate enough to be in the know—keep it a secret!
I never saw my Grandma Gibbs make this. In fact, when I spent time with her (she passed away about four-and-a-half years ago), she was usually relaxing in her easy chair in her TV room, surrounded by sisters, daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who loved her. To be honest, it’s hard to picture her out of that chair, let alone standing at a hot stove making this warm, comforting goodness. But every time my mother prepared macaroni and cheese for us as we grew up, this is how she made it. And this is always what she called it. When I’ve made this for friends, some act a bit hesitant to try it when they hear that I’ve added a (ssh!) of (it’s a secret!). But no one I’ve given it to has ever been disappointed. (Oh, a secret I learned from my cousin Emily — drizzle some balsamic vinegar over it.)
Contemplate this deliciousness in loving memory of my Great Grandma Gibbs.
Do you have a family recipe that involves a secret ingredient? If you do, tell me about it. Of course you don’t have to share a secret ingredient. That is, of course, unless you want to.