Almond Pound Cake

almond pound cake

You guys... This cake.   I've made four of them in the last four weeks. It is so good.   It all started when I wanted to make a trifle. I needed a pound cake recipe, so I did a quick search and found a recipe. When it came out of the oven, I wanted to skip the trifle and just eat the cake. So, I just had to make another almond pound cake.  Then I made one for my Grandpa's birthday. Then I made another one just for me. Seriously.  I've kept it on top of the … [Read more...]

Lettuce Wedge Bites

Lettuce Wedge Bites

One more week until the Super Bowl. You still have a little time to plan your menu. One of my favorite salads is the lettuce wedge.  It's simple and really tasty. If you want something that contains a little fiber for your feast, then consider making Lettuce Wedge Bites.  All the tastiness of the wedge salad in a bite. Genius! Just grab your favorite thick cut bacon and cook it up. Just don't get it too crispy, or it will kinda fall apart on the skewer. If you can find … [Read more...]

Bite Sized Bloomin’ Onions

bite-sized bloomin' onions

The SuperBowl is right around the corner.  And while I am not actually that interested in the game, I am interested in the food.   I remember when Outback Steakhouse first entered my field of vision. Their claim to fame was the bloomin' onion. I love onion rings, and the bloomin' onion is just another version of breaded, fried onion. But what if you could make bite sized version? A little while ago, I wondered what would happen if you fried pearl onions to make an … [Read more...]

Gingered Spaghetti Squash

gingered spaghetti squash

Remember a couple years ago when people were trying to convince everyone that spaghetti squash was a good substitute for actual spaghetti? I never was convinced. My brother and sister-in-law harvested a huge garden this year year. And they, perhaps, misjudged how much squash to plant. They got about 3.5 million squash. Lucky for them, I love squash. Even if it IS NOT a substitute for pasta. There is a reason these kind of squash are called winter squash.  They keep for a … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Spaghetti Squash- Using a Pressure Cooker

how to prepare spaghetti squash

I started writing a recipe for spaghetti squash, but decided first I should help you out so you actually know how to prepare spaghetti squash. These instructions use a pressure cooker, which I have discovered is the quick way to cook it and it gives it a nice texture. First wash your squash. Is it a problem if the squash has a brown spot on it??? Nope. That's just where the squash was sitting on the ground and is a good sign.   Next break off the stem if it's long at all. If … [Read more...]