Ratatouille

Inspiration can strike at any time.  Usually inspiration finds me while I’m wandering through the grocery market looking for something yummy. However, recently it came from an unusual source, a cartoon about a rat with a food obsession.  Yep, you guessed it, Ratatouille. The film stars Remy, a rodent with… Continue reading »

French Onion Soup

There is nothing quite like a nice hot bowl of soup on a cold rainy day.  Cold and rainy is exactly what it has been here in Nashville.  For the past three days, it has rained, and rained, and then it rained some more.  In fact, it’s still raining this… Continue reading »

Let Them Eat Cheesecake

Marbled pumpkin cheesecake I’ve found myself in quite the predicament. My freezer is full of pumpkin, about 60lbs to be exact.  You see, last October I bought about a 100 pound pumpkin, cooked it, pureed, and froze the vast majority of it. While I’ve been pretty diligent in using it… Continue reading »

The Caprese

ap·pe·tiz·er noun a small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one’s appetite. In today’s society, it really isn’t common to make appetizers at home.  Mostly we reserve such indulgences for when we are dinning out or at some… Continue reading »

eggDEMPTION

Last Monday’s poached egg fail was a humbling experience. However, if one was to find a silver lining in that boondoggle, it was how damn good that microwaved looked after a little scrubbing.   Heck, I was so impressed with the cleanliness of my microwave that I didn’t use it for… Continue reading »

The Trouble with Poached Eggs

Have you ever woken up and had a craving that must be satisfied? I find it amazing how at times our bodies go primal and demand that we indulge in certain urges. Today, my craving was for a poached egg. Something about that ooey gooey amber goodness, served with piece of… Continue reading »

Valentine’s Day: on a budget

Having forsaken traditional work in favor of my current occupation (i.e. kept man) I find myself in quite the predicament.  What the heck am I going to do for Valentine’s Day?  In the past, I’d take the classic route: buy some chocolates and a bouquet of flowers (likely from Costco… Continue reading »

Seared Ahi with Papaya Salasa

Living in the South has been a culinary inspiration.  In fact, a few months ago I took it upon myself to grind up my very own blackened seasoning. However, my first attempt was met with utter failure.  While I thought my take on blackened fish tacos was a success my… Continue reading »

Onion Dip – and my night on the couch

Yesterday’s Big Game is without a doubt the most watched sporting event in the United States.  I don’t care who you are, or where you live, everyone has plans for Super Bowl Sunday.  However, it’s more than just an excuse to sit around the tube and watch two titans of the gridiron… Continue reading »