Category Archives: Main Dishes

Caramelized Apple, Bacon, and Gruyere Pizza

Ok. I try really, really hard not to make ridiculous claims on this blog. Obviously, everything that I share with you is something I love and am excited about, but I can’t stand when food bloggers claim that something was “the best thing they’ve ever tasted,” because really?  It’s just not.

Unless it is.

fool proof pizza dough

I’m having trouble putting this pizza into words. I’m generally excited about anything that involves cheese and carbs so that’s not out of the ordinary, but this combination, it’s like… Continue reading Caramelized Apple, Bacon, and Gruyere Pizza

Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf – Cooking at the Glendalia Culinary Studio

This week I was invited to my first ever cooking class at the Glendalia Culinary Studio by my friend Heather, aka The Food Hussy – she writes a fantastic blog all about travel and food. The Glendalia is a relatively new cooking studio located in the quaint village square of Glendale, Ohio.

Me and hubby had a blast cooking up the most delicious meatloaf I’ve honestly ever had, sipping on Nugget Nectar, one of my favorite beers from Troegs and sharing some homebrew with fellow attendees (yay for BYOB!).

tasting some Troeg's Nugget Nectar while cooking

This particular class was all about about building and understanding different flavors of the world, especially French, Italian, Latin and Asian. Overall I think the flavor discussion was a nice introduction for folks who are new to moderately knowledgeable about food and cooking. Continue reading Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf – Cooking at the Glendalia Culinary Studio

Thai Coconut Curry Couscous

Woo! That’s a mouthful. A mouthful of delicious. This is perhaps the quickest cooking and most satisfying meals I’ve had in the past year.

My husband does not like couscous. ‘It is boring and bland,’ he said. I used to agree. Couscous, especially of the whole grain variety, typically tastes like grainy nothingness to me. Until this lil’ recipe popped into my brain. The coconut milk and curry paste takes this boring, grainy blandness to a fluffy cloud of spicy delicious. Continue reading Thai Coconut Curry Couscous

Lemony Kale and Chicken Soup

This recipe was born of necessity. A couple weeks ago I was disgustingly ill – fever, sore throat, cough, etc. Of course my husband was working, and I needed a piping hot bowl of soup to the face, stat.

Since I’d been sick, I hadn’t been to the grocery store in days. There was barely a fresh item in the fridge. I’d already drained two boxes of Trader Joe’s tomato soup, and things were looking desperate. Continue reading Lemony Kale and Chicken Soup

Perfectly cooked pork tenderloin

I’ve been in a bit of a cooking rut lately so last week with a defrosted pork tenderloin in the fridge and no idea what to do with it, I took to Facebook to ask some of my lovely followers their thoughts.

Pork Tenderloin

I was looking for something easy, and fast. I got some great responses, but the technique shared by Robbie Donehoo was particularly intriguing – season as desired, turn your oven onto 500 degrees, turn every five minutes for fifteen minutes.  Continue reading Perfectly cooked pork tenderloin