Category Archive: Fancy

Shaved Carrot Salad

My wonderful friend Casey invited me to dinner at her parents’, and her dad showed me this great salad that is simple, different, and delicious. All you do is: – Finely shave a… Continue reading

Sand Art Spice Rub

Pretty! Until you shake it up – then it’s just sort of an orange-brown color. But a delicious addition to probably any grilled or baked protein! We used it on pork short ribs… Continue reading

Summer Squash Casserole

This was part of an exquisite 4-course meal my sister-by-choice and I made together this past weekend, all from this awesome cookbook that I should probably get, Paleo Comfort Foods. This one was… Continue reading

Cheesy Zucchini Polenta Bites

I love google. I know everyone does, even if they don’t want to, but seriously. Last night I was so tired and I had just picked up some polenta and a zucchini and… Continue reading

Blueberry Pie Parfait

I was with my family this last weekend and my cousins were craving blueberry pie for dessert, but not until the last minute which meant calling all sorts of places trying to find… Continue reading

Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Blueberry Compote

I always used to confuse panna cotta with panettone – that horrible-looking fruitcake bread that’s always on display in grocery stores around the holidays (is it good? Maybe it’s one of those judging… Continue reading

Champagne-baked Chicken

I was at as wine store with a friend, and the sales person was extolling the benefits to buying this champagne they were selling – among them that you could use it as… Continue reading

Shaved Fennel Citrus Salad with Black Cherry Dressing

I got another new toy – a mandolin – which I realized I actually needed if I wanted to make things like the mini cucumber cheesecakes. Too late for those, for the moment,… Continue reading

Zucchini Curly Fries with Avocado Aioli

I have definitely let more than one zucchini die in my fridge while waiting for an inspiration to use it, but not so with this one! Ever since I accidentally used the curly-fry… Continue reading

Mushroom Medley with Wild Rice, Parsley, and Apricots

I love wild rice – maybe it’s the whole growing up in Minnesota thing – and I’ve had some siting in my cupboard for a long time now that I finally remembered. Also,… Continue reading