Salted Caramel Affogatos: A Recipe for Coffee Floats

5 Easy Last-Minute Desserts | Good Cheap Eats

With the approach of Winter, longer nights, and cooler temps, my mind turns to warm and elegant desserts. What sounds more elegant than serving Salted Caramel Affogatos? Affogato is just a fancy word for coffee float. A traditionally Italian version would, of course, feature gelato, but regular ice cream can work just as well. The […]

Sauteed Corn with Fresh Thyme

When I started this produce box gig, I quickly realized that Wednesday (delivery day) is the day that I have to process everything. Whatever can be frozen gets cooked and/or packaged for freezing that day. We don’t want no blackened basil around here. I also realized what my grandmothers before me had realized: stockpiling nature’s […]

Tarragon Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe

Mix up a little deliciousness in this Tarragon Balsamic Salad Dressing. It’s packed with flavor and couldn’t be easier to prepare. I’ve always been a salad fiend. I would rather eat salad than dessert sometimes. My college roommate could not understand it. I don’t think I ever saw her eat anything green. Poor thing. There […]

Sauteed Yu Choy with Mushrooms, Onions and Squash

As you know, most of my produce is coming from an organic produce co-op. For about $38 each week, I get a huge delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables. While I don’t have a ton of “choice,” the amounts are generous and have made for some fun meals in the month or so that we’ve […]

A Trip to Ty’s Burger House

Date nights are those occasions when hubs and I experiment with new restaurants. Since there are just two of us, we can try a new place out, keep the bill at a manageable level — and still enjoy some peaceful alone time. Over the last year we’ve tried to bust out of our standard Chipotle/Chick-Fil-A […]

Deli Potato Salad

Potato Salad is one of those summer dishes that is filling without heating you up. It goes great with grilled meats, sandwiches, and salad buffet meals. And, it’s a great after-anything kind of snack. Once upon a time, our local grocery store deli served the best potato salad. Tangy, but not too sweet. And hubs […]

Pan Bagnat – Delicious & Budget-friendly

Enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean and low cost ingredients in the classic Pan Bagnat. Simple to make, it’s a perfect tuna sandwich. After all that talk last week about tuna fish sandwiches, I started to get a craving for the version that is popular in the South of France. You may remember that I […]

Pesto & Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and pesto

As you have no doubt figured out, I like pesto. The rest of my family aren’t huge fans. And since I buy the big, honking jar from Costco, it lasts me awhile. So, I get creative with my use of it, slathering it on pizza, mixing it into macaroni and cheese, stirring it into pasta […]