Pressure Cooker White Bean Chili Frito Pie

White Bean Frito Pie Recipe

Prior to 6 months ago, my motto for beans was, “love to eat ‘em, hate to cook ‘em!” Cooking beans the regular old way requires forethought the night before to soak the beans. But the problem with that is that usually, the night before, I’m too full from dinner to even think about what I’d possibly want to eat the …

Crawfish Boil

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When I first started food blogging 4 years ago (wow, has it been that long already!?) many of us bloggers looked to slick, glossy magazines like Gourmet, Bon Appetit and Food and Wine for recipe inspiration and to get lost in the glamorous and exotic food stories. These days, there are so many top-notch sites that I’ve cancelled all of …

Miso Ramen Recipe

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Recipe with photos of ingredients for Japanese style Miso Ramen Noodle Soup Recipe.

{photo} Smoky Clam and Corn Chowder

Lunch today – Manila Clams from I Love Blue Sea, a sustainable seafood online marketplace for consumers. I made a Smoky Clam & Corn Chowder, only using 2 tablespoons heavy cream but a couple strips of bacon! Other ingredients: carrots, celery, potato, corn, onion, white wine, salt and pepper.

Peanut Pesto and Peas Pasta Salad

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In the Tampa, Florida, Summer began sometime like in March. No kidding. The season RIGHT NOW is called too “*!%!$@*$ HOT.” The moment you step outside into 99.9% humidity coupled with 98F temps, you wonder why you even bothered to dry yourself after a shower. But never mind, because while Summer Fest is almost unbearable in my backyard, it’s in …

Grilled Corn with Lime Cilantro Wasabi Butter

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I have so much to tell you that I don’t even know where to begin!!! But of course, it’s always about the food, so I’ll start with the food. But the food part is going to be really, really short because I want to share with you my first television shooting experience. I guess I could have posted without a recipe, but then I’d feel like it would be a totally inadequate post – because there are readers that possibly don’t give a shark’s ass about me …

Creamy Corn Soup, Healthy and Organic

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This soup is creamy and rich, yet only uses low-fat milk. The secret is to extract as much of the milky, creamy substance from the corn kernels. I also use a couple slices of natural bacon, crumbled as garnish. This gives a smoky flavor to the soup without going overboard on the fat or feeling deprived! …