Have you ever put something off because you feared failure? Maybe you delayed a difficult conversation because you might say the wrong thing. Or perhaps you avoid wedding dances for fear of looking like a klutz. Or, like me, you decide to put off that first experience of skydiving because “failure” would be quite tragic. 🙂 Well, I have wanted to make bacon jam for years, but have been afraid the end result would be disappointing. But the day of boldness finally arrived.
Even though my mind is arguing with me, some dishes don’t actually need to be topped with bubbly cheese in order to be delicious. Every moment that I was planning this recipe, chopping, browning, and assembling, I was trying to think of which wonderful cheese should be the crowning glory. Nothing. Nada. Zippo. NOT NECESSARY. This is amazing on its own.
Liquid sunshine. That’s what this is! When you’re feeling worn out, exhausted, vulnerable to every virus, this is even more therapeutic than a catnap in the sun. And the taste is so amazing that you will make it over and over again – even when it’s not soup season.
I never have to look far to find a reason (excuse???) to invite people over for a party. Someone’s birthday? Let’s party! The house is clean? Let’s party! It’s above zero degrees? Let’s party! Taxes are done? LET”S PARTY!
This is the time of year when we entertain more often than usual. It is always a challenge to figure out what to serve for brunch that will please kids, adults, and seniors – and not wear out the cook. Try this pizza! It’s easy, special, pretty, satisfying, and oh so yummy!
I can’t help it. I’ve never been to Manhattan, and any time spent on the East Coast was when I was very young. BUT I have wonderful memories of making friends in Maine, eating fresh seafood every day, and Dad coming back with huge stories after spending a day on a lobster boat. My take-away from that trip? CLAMS. Steamed, stewed, or chowdered. Clams are the best.
I am so in love with these! What began as a fun experiment with a friend turned into a feast that will be repeated over and over again! My sister cooks spaghetti squash in the slow cooker – super easy! Because I wanted to roast garlic and bake bacon at the same time, I roasted … Read moreRoasted Garlic and Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats
I am a morning person. Always have been. A cup of coffee, sunrise, the Word of God, complete silence, and a piece of chocolate makes a perfect morning for me.
Carbonara is an Italian dish – likely from Rome – that consists of bacon, eggs, cheese, and pasta. Without the fat of cream, the amazing creaminess of this dish comes from egg yolks. Add a bunch of veggies, and even the Italians would say WOW!
William Cowper wrote a poem titled “The Task” in 1785 that includes the idiom, “Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour.” How that applies in cooking is obvious, and this recipe absolutely nails it.