On Elotes

Dear readers, Have I already told you that if it were possible to be made of a food that I would be a taco? No? Well…maybe, I’m sure I’ve mentioned my taco obsession at least once or twice…well, I have a wee confession to make. I would also likely be made of elotes too, or…

On French Bistro Salad

Dear readers, There is a new French bistro in my neighborhood called the Pomeroy, and I stumbled upon it when I decided one day on my way home after a music event one of our friends was singing in that I really wanted to a salad, but it was stupid late and I was tired…

On The Very Green Salad

Dear readers, We’re in the last stretch of summer if you can believe it – and what a summer it’s been, especially since Frankie and I were finally able to go on our honeymoon at the beginning of July! A week in Iceland with most of his family, and then a week in Scotland (mostly…

On Roasted Garlic White Bean Puree Crostini

Dear readers, When my family lived in Hong Kong, there was a restaurant called Harlan’s that was housed in the new (then) IFC buildings downtown. Now, the reason I’m starting out with this is because, they had a white bean puree that was served with warm, crusty bread and it knocked our socks off. So…

On Creamed Corn & Potato Chowder

Dear readers, I know it’s spring time, but I have ANOTHER SOUP!! I don’t know why, but I have been seriously soup obsessed, and given a lot of times I make a couple new things every week, we’re just on backlog now. This one was really easy to make, can be totally vegetarian (skip the…

On Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad & Fancy Cheese Boards

Dear readers, Sometimes, the idea of cooking completely repels me, so Frankie and I will engage in what we have called “French and Shit,” or a fancy way of doing a Midwestern Hat Trick. If THAT doesn’t make sense, basically we do a cheese board for dinner and sip on beer or whiskey. Now I…

On Broccoli Cheese Soup

Dear readers, ANOTHER SOUP!! I hope you’re as excited as I am because this one, this is a GEM of a recipe! Okay, so some background: So as some of you may (or may not) know, my family lives in Buffalo and as a result, we are big Bills fans! (Granted, we’re still a little…

On Potato and Roasted Leek Soup with Bacon

Dear readers, Merry Belated Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year! I have been taking a VERY much needed break from mostly all things “digital” because I have been spending the last week and a half in the beautiful mountains of Breckinridge, Colorado with my husband, in-laws, and Floyd! Where is Tuggs you ask?…

On Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings

Dear readers, What a week!! Over the weekend, after a year off due to all things COVID (as you do when you value the health and safety of your friends, family, and self) we actually held our annual Christmas Party! It was so nice, and in truth, I really missed hosting it – we don’t…

On Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup

Dear readers, I’m on a super soup binge right now, which seems appropriate given the time of year we’re in (happy early Thanksgiving to my fellow Americanas)! I’ve adjusted this one a few times because the first time, I left the skin of my tomatoes on, and really didn’t like it. So I tried without…

On Baked Ziti

As we start to get into that fall weather, there is really nothing more satisfying or soul warming than a baked pasta dish. What’s even better is when you’re able to cut some corners (there are only a few times that I’ll go ahead and use a specific jarred marinara instead of making my own…

On Gazpacho

I’m sure that I’ve mentioned Buffalo on here a few times before, but this recipe is a Buffalo ORIGINAL from The Park Country Club. Now, every summer, they would make this gazpacho and it was amazing! I mean, it was cool, fresh, tart, sweet, and when it was topped with their secret avocado cream, THE….