Banana Pepper Poppers

I harvested these beautiful banana peppers from work yesterday, and was so excited to eat them when I got home. I mean…I had a brilliant idea, to make jalapeño poppers, but with banana peppers instead. Yas! I was wondering if they would be spicy because they had turned red, but nope, they were perfectly mild….

Holiday Cocktails

I made some beautiful cocktails at work for a Christmas blog, and love how the photos turned out, figured I should feature them in my blog too. I am really getting into food styling…interesting. All the herbs used in the shot were grown at my work. The first drink is a Rosemary Grapefruit Vodka Spritzer…

Pommes Persillade (Potatoes with Parsley and Garlic)

I found this recipe the other day and thank goodness I did. These potatoes turned out amazing, and why wouldn’t they, loaded with butter, cheese and herbs. Yum! Here is the original recipe. I had these as a side dish with some chimichurri pork chops, a salad, and some baked carrots.

Creamy Chicken Ravioli

I was really craving ravioli the other day, and rather than buy some from the store, I decided to make my own. It’s so easy, I think it’s fun, and mine always taste better than the processed stuff. Using the few ingredients I had in the house, I made a great filling and added some…

Yellow Pasta with Meatballs

Just working my way through the many colors of pasta, and this week I created some vibrant yellow noodles. The pasta itself is simple to make, turmeric being the key ingredient to add that beautiful yellow hue. Yield: 2 platesIngredients:* 2Eggs* 1 3/4 – 2 1/2 cups flour* 1 Tbsp Turmeric* 1/2 Ib Meatballs /…

My Type of Pizza

This week I was on my own for dinner, twice, and do you know what I made myself BOTH nights? A homemade pizza, Nikky Style. What is Nikky style you might ask? Well, that means the pizza has to at least have (lots of) onions, prosciutto, arugula, and absolutely no red-sauce. I made two variations…

Sausage & Broccoli Pasta with White Wine Sauce

Made this one night during the week when I was too lazy to think of much else, but it turned out great, so thought it was worth a share. Easy recipe, that is great for a weeknight. Yumm Yield – 2 plates + leftovers Ingredients:1/2 Cup Italian Sausage1/3 Cup Chopped Broccoli, small pieces1/2 Bell Pepper…

Chorizo & Chard Quichata

Yes, I meant quichata. This is my version of a quiche crossed with a frittata, including dough and super fluffy eggs. Bonus, I baked it in a Dutch oven. With just a few delicious ingredients, you can make yourself a quichata too! Ingredients: For the Dough:1 Large Egg2 1/2 Tbsp Ice Water1 1/2 Cup FlourTsp…

Strawberry Rhubarb Cookies

Last year I got a rhubarb plant from a friend, planted it, and forgot about it. Then this year it came back, happy as can be, thriving and taking up so much room with those massive leaves! I am an amateur when it comes to rhubarb. I think the only time I had tried it…

Roasted Peppers & Onion Spread – Dutch Oven

The other day I got an assortment of peppers for free. Anaheim, Banana, & Bell pepper, a spicy and a normal. I went about trying to think of what to do with them, and decided to make a sweet pepper spread, with the use of my new dutch oven. 🙂 With only a few ingredients…

Curried Chicken Noodle Soup

I have had a bag of egg noodles sitting in my kitchen, probably since we moved in, over a year ago…This started to irk me, so I decided to finally use them by making a chicken noodle soup. I also happen to have a lot of yellow curry powder, so I re-routed my decision to…

Easy Pad Thai

I realized the other day that I have never made Pad Thai before, at least not the sauce. I have cheated and bought the pre-made stuff, which is so-so, but never actually made the whole meal from scratch. I started to look for a recipe and then remembered, my mom made the best Pad Thai…